V1 Slow meter response

Started Feb 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: I use CW metering - good tip

Photo Pete wrote:

Never had this problem with my D3s (That just gives me back and neck ache problems, not matrix metering problems)

Come to think of it, I never experienced it with my D300 or D2x either.

It works well with the D300s also. There is however one huge difference between the cameras. DSLR cameras are doing the metering in the VF prism, using a dedicated sensor, not of the image sensor. Spot metering in the D300s is done from the AF sensors, and I think that’s the case with the other DSLRs as well. I think the slowness to adjust the meter is because of that and the extra processing it needs because of the sensor.

Centre weighted or spot metering it is then if the lighting levels are variable. Just seems a shame that the most sophisticated metering mode is crippled in this way.

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