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Old 04-09-2011, 05:55 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by lalam View Post
My understanding about metering while test shot is
1)To point the camera to ballast or sky depending upon the light condition, lock the focus and shoot in auto mode.
True metering would not include cheating in auto mode. I make the suggestion that people do this when they're just getting started in M mode. Some of us almost never, ever shoot in Full Auto.

As I said in a post above, the camera in your hand does not know if you're metering for a slow moving freight on a branch line or a fast ass Amtrak somewhere. You should know that and set your camera accordingly.
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