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12-28-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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multimetering/multifocus

when is it best to use multi metering & multifocus, over single/center point & center metering ? what are the benefits of multi metering / multifocus ? thanks

12-28-2011, 06:26 PM   #2
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That's not really a question that can be easily answered in worda. In some cases, multisegment metering will give you results more like what you might want by default, on other cases, center weighted will. You really need to find a book or web site to explain how they work, and experiment with them yourself, to get a better handle on that.

Focus is easier. Let the camera choos where to focus if you trust a machine to choose what's in focus, use single point if you would rather be in control of what is in focus.
12-28-2011, 07:02 PM   #3
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If you are the type to notice when the metering is off and remember/adjust same, then center weighted and spot metering should be used--the algorithm used in multi-segment (matrix) metering is too complex. For this reason I never use multi-segment metering.
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