D800 matrix metering vs. D600 matrix metering.

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
u007 Senior Member • Posts: 1,681
Re: D800 matrix metering vs. D600 matrix metering.

The problem imo is that it tries to be TOO clever. It tried to guess whether you want highlights savings, tries to guess about whether there are faces in the image etc. Frankly, I want matrix mode to average out the scene and give me an exposure straight down the middle, accounting for the brightest highlights and darkest shadows. I can exposure compensate from there.

With my d800, I use center weighted metering and the 9pt AF-C. Seems to work well. I still use manual exposure though to stop the camera jumping around all over the place.

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