Mirrorless vs DSLR - Why I switched to a Nikon D500

Started Nov 25, 2017 | User reviews thread
EricK214 Regular Member • Posts: 447
Re: Mirrorless vs DSLR - Why I switched to a Nikon D500

twan wrote:

Its an old post but this triggered me:

And the highlight weighted metering which basically is instant ETTR.

how does this work?

Highlight-weighed metering is a meter that takes the entire frame (similar to matrix) and exposes for the highlights, therefore you should never clip highlights. I use this almost exclusively for birds and BIF in manual mode with auto ISO and between -.7 to + .7 ec. I do not use it with backlit subjects though as they will be very dark. It's also pretty rough to use for birds in heavy shade like a dense tree so go spot it matrix for sure in those situations.

Its amazing but you need to play with some to get a feel for how it reacts but it's amazing for birds with white feathers

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Nikon D300 Nikon D500 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G Nikon 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR +3 more
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