E-1 metering - question to experienced photographers

Started Jul 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
rovingtim Veteran Member • Posts: 8,643
Try the ESP metering

babha wrote:

So far i have avoided ESP. As i understand it´s much more "simple" than modern "Matrix"-metering-systems (45 and more areas ..).

ESP works very well. It's very good at preserving highlights. ESP can be fooled by scenes with a lot of black or white in it. If you shoot a black wall ESP will try to make the black middle grey. That usually results in overexposure. The white causes the opposite.

If you really don't want to use ESP, perhaps it would be worthwhile getting familiar with manual shooting. The E1 is an excellent manual shooting camera. Spot meter shadows or highlights (depending on what you want to preserve) and shoot accordingly.

But, seriously, try the ESP first.

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