10D, anybody going to miss a spotmeter?

Started Mar 8, 2003 | Discussions thread
Ari Flinkman Junior Member • Posts: 30
Re: Everyone is overlooking the obvious

Well, yeah, but you have something better already built into your

There are plenty of situations where histogram display won't help you the least bit. Mostly, in situations where the leaving the background black or burning it completely is ok, as long as the main subject is exposed correctly.

Just take a proof shot and there you are. Study the histogram and
place the exposures where you want them.

Too slow? Well sorry, but if that is too slow, you sure don't want
to bother with a spot meter. Doing your exposure calculations with
a spot meter is REALLY slow.

Try shooting a concert in a club environment, and every requirement

in addition to composing and exposing at the right moment is an unneccessary burden between you and a decent picture. Especially when lighting can change once a second.

With decent spotmeter (like the ones in EOS-3 and 1v) it's a breeze. No need to do hit and miss, you just know the point you metered will be exposed properly, no matter how big a spotlight is blazing next to it.

The histogram is your friend.

Won't argue that. But it's not a substitute for a decent metering system.

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