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03-15-2010, 08:09 AM   #1

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metering, how is this done correctly?

i am new in this craft.

metering, how is this done correctly? and where does the green button comes in regarding this?

thanks in advance.

03-15-2010, 10:25 AM   #2
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Your question is *far* to broad to answer in a forum posting. I'd suggesting visiting a library or bookstore and getting a book on basic photography. or even just googling (the relevant terms are exposure, aperture, shutter speed, and iso) for information. The short answer, though, is put the camera in P mode, point, and shoot. If the results are not what you want, then is when you put your knwoeldge of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to use to figure out what you need to change to get the picgture to look more like whatever you had in mind.

As for the Green button, you won't really need it unless you choose to shoot in M mode (and again, any book on basic photography should explain that), but there is a sticky thread at the top of either this or the DSLR forum on the various things the green button can be used for on various different cameras (the specifics differ between models).

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