Exposure Issues with SEL16F28

Started Jul 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Mark_McD Senior Member • Posts: 1,759
Re: Exposure Issues with SEL16F28

Crono_DL wrote:

You mentioned having tried using spot and multi segment metering, but have you also tried center? I find that center gives me better exposures than multi, on my 5n and my friend's nex5 as well.
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Danny

The trick is that all metering types function relatively the same way.

Spot finds the best compromise between all pixels within the area metered. Center does the same thing but for a broader range. Multi does the same but over the entire frame.

If you have a high contrast scene where you can't help but have some highlights blown out or shadows crushed, use the one most suitable for your scene to meter what you'd want to be properly metered. If you want the best compromise for the entire scene, use multi.

I usually change metering methods depending on what I'm shooting. If it's a landscape, I often find matrix the best, but I'll typically use the reading with a grain of salt and try to adjust to find the best compromise to my eyes and the histogram.

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