Idiot question alert - 52 focus points

Started Jan 2, 2014 | Questions thread
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SergioSpain Contributing Member • Posts: 512
Re: Idiot question alert - 52 focus points

Why are you trying to teach yourself to shoot in manual? What do you think you can achieve in manual that you can't achieve in one of the automatic modes in combination with exposure compensation and the various metering modes?

But to answer your question, metering still matters if you're shooting in manual, just like focus. Even when you shoot manual you're still using the camera's meter to determine the proper exposure and then slightly varying aperture, shutter or something else to achieve a desired effect.

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