10D, anybody going to miss a spotmeter?

Started Mar 8, 2003 | Discussions thread
Lisa Horton Contributing Member • Posts: 522
Re: The big differences between spot and partial are...

I'm well aware of the difference between a spot and partial meter:) Spot metering is my primary method. I don't like the multi-spot averaging function though, seems like it defeats the purpose of multi-spot metering, which is to decide how you want to fit the dynamic range of the scene into the limited dynamic range of your film or sensor.

Lsia

bdnc wrote:
a more precise area is metered with spot and with spot (at least
the 1D) you can take multiple readings to get an overall exposure
which is balanced for all the metered areas.

Lisa Horton wrote:

JimS wrote:

The 10D seems to be the camera I've been waiting for, the only
thing missing is the lack of spotmeter. I must admit I dont use it
a lot, but when I do, I like the fact that I can get a reading on a
specific point.

I wonder why Canon ommited this feature which is standard in just
about every other SLR and DSLR.

Is anybody else concerned about the lack of a spotmeter?

I'm slightly disapointed, but not surprised. The Elan 7 doesn't
have it either. While a partial meter doesn't quite replace a
spot, it can often (but not always) serve the same function.

Lisa

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