Sony Which metering mode do you favor & why? [Poll]

christilou

Legend
Location
Sunny Frimley
Hard to say as different cameras have different characteristics. I guess I would favour multi mostly with a bit of spot thrown in occasionally! However, the EPL1 seems to work better when set to centre weighted for some reason:)
 

john1027

Regular
Location
Alexandria, VA
Andy,

I use multi for most pictures. Sony uses a 49 zone system arranged in a honey comb pattern that from my limited use and further reading is pretty good based on their underlying algorithms. I switch to center weighted for some architectural and portrait shots if the subject is more or less in the center of the frame. I use spot when I really want to constrict the metering and will lock and recompose as necessary. This is really no different from how I normally shoot most cameras unless there is a specific reason not too. There is probably no right or wrong way except to say the best way is the method that suits your shooting style.
 
Location
London UK
Real Name
Andy
Andy,

I use multi for most pictures. Sony uses a 49 zone system arranged in a honey comb pattern that from my limited use and further reading is pretty good based on their underlying algorithms. I switch to center weighted for some architectural and portrait shots if the subject is more or less in the center of the frame. I use spot when I really want to constrict the metering and will lock and recompose as necessary. This is really no different from how I normally shoot most cameras unless there is a specific reason not too. There is probably no right or wrong way except to say the best way is the method that suits your shooting style.

That makes a lot of sense t me, thanks.
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Location
Houston, Texas
Real Name
Jack
I go with center, because I want my subject (assuming that the subject is in the center) gets priority for the metering. Sometimes I'll even go spot.
 

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