D800 matrix metering vs. D600 matrix metering.

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
afterburn Senior Member • Posts: 1,040
Re: A different test.

Daniel Lauring wrote:

afterburn wrote:

Just playing with the camera, I can actually reproduce your results consistently. I can also make it screw up consistently using a seemingly very similar scene.

If the bright area is relatively large compared to the darker area, AF point has little impact and the camera will expose for the bright area. If the bright area is relatively small compared to the dark area, AF point has major impact if it hits that bright area and exposure will lean to which ever area your AF point is on.

What frustrated me was the small bright area would drive the matrix exposure to underexpose even if the light was not under any focus area...even if it was outside the 

center focus/metering box completely.

Center AF

Right most AF

Center AF

Left most AF

See how it behaves different? (All AF-S single point AF with Matrix)

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