A&P spot metering help

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by jeri534, Nov 25, 2002.

  1. jeri534

    jeri534 OT Supporter

    Jul 17, 2002
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    okay im not exactly sure what spot metering is but my guess is that it focuses on the object more when there is a highly lit backround..but I dont get how to do it..can someone reccomend a good test to see how it works
  2. RacerX30

    RacerX30 New Member

    Dec 15, 2001
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    You didn't say what camera you are using. So i will try to explain how it is used on mine and when I use it. Lets take my car which is black for an example. I will press shutter half way down on the car to get a focus on it in a BRIGHT area of the car so it gets a good distance focus point... then i set the focus lock..then i let go of the shutter button and then spot meter on the darkest part of the car with the same focus distance as i locked before...then press half way down again and take the picture. This method allows for a nice crisp focus with the light level i want. It also has alot more uses, but the car one was the first that i thought of..


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