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Guy Parsons
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Testing metering with non native lens.

Just now tried a metering test, E-PL5 on tripod and framed up a dim wall with a bright light up in the top right corner.

Panasonic 45-150mm at 50mm, I see the metering change when I switch from matrix to centre weighted and back again.

Attached today's toy of 50mm Lensbaby Spark and as I did remember, I see no change when switching from matrix to centre weighted and back again.

Conclusion is that matrix metering is not working for non native lenses.

I do seem to remember reading somewhere that smarts are consulted in the lens to make matrix metering work, so no way that a contactless lens can do the job. No idea now of the details.

Regards..... Guy

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