Spot metering linked to focus point

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
OP pedz Forum Member • Posts: 59
Re: Spot metering linked to focus point

Alastair Norcross wrote:

pedz wrote:

With the pro bodies such as the 1DX, I can set my camera to have a focus point and spot metering. The book tells me that in this case, the spot metering occurs at the focus point.

The R and R5 books (so far) do not mention this particular feature but I'm wondering how the Evaluative Metering works. It seems to me that the camera prioritizes the area in focus or am I just seeing what I want to see?

This has been the case with Canon's evaluative metering system for many years. With each successive iteration, it has improved. While I would like the ability to tie spot metering to the focus point, I'm generally satisfied with the results of evaluative metering. With a little practice, it's easy to recognize situations where you might need to dial in a little exposure compensation.

Thank you...

The reason for the question is I'm wrestling with diving fully into the new EOR R style of camera and lenses.  The two big hang ups is a few of the features in the pro bodies and it is going to be a learning experience to learn how to use the controls of the R and R5 as intuitively as I do the pro bodies.  The latter clearly is just practice.  And the former is, as you suggest, learn how to work with the equipment.  e.g. I'm not using the control ring effectively yet.

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