Old 07-28-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Metering manual or automatic?

Just curious how you other railfans meter when shooting. I know when I get any degree of loco headlight in the lens the meter wants to underexpose. Hence I shoot in the manual mode to meter the scene and override the system for proper exposure regardless of headlights. All my meters are "Center Weighted Average" and I know with all the new cameras some have 35 metered evaluative zones. Are yall shootin' manual as well?
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Old 07-29-2003, 05:06 AM   #2
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David,

I am using the D60 DSLR (digital version of the Canon Rebel, basically) and I am on Manual 99.9% of the time. The headlights can really mess the AE feature up on this thing and its best (I think) to do as you say, and overwrite that with manual settings.

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Old 07-29-2003, 03:43 PM   #3
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Yep, I shoot nearly 100% manual as well. Especially with the larger format stuff. Just thinking I might be missing something. Everybody else shooting manual?
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Old 07-30-2003, 04:20 AM   #4
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Normally during the day I use the programable function on my TI. But depending upon lighting and background I sometimes go to manual. All my evening and night shots are on manual.
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