Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:40 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Matrix metering
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:18 am 
I would like to know if you knowledgeable people can tell me if
Matrix metering on a Nikon D700 is the way to go in general
photography !


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Matrix metering
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:49 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:01 am
Posts: 1167
Location: bit east of Melbourne
I don`t have a Nikon, but if you read Gordon`s review on the D700, especially the bit on "features", that may answer your question.
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Nikon ... ndex.shtml

_________________
Canon Powershot S95, Canon 6D,7D, Canon 40 2.8 STM, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Canon 17-40 L, Canon 15-85, Canon 85 1.8, Sigma 30 1.4, 50mm 1.8, Canon 100 2.8L Macro, Canon 70-300L +Kenko 1.4 Pro 300DGX, Canon 430EX II and RS 4 Classic


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Matrix metering
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:34 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:41 pm
Posts: 367
Using matrix metering is a bit like driving a current car on automatic. The metering is making decisions based on a comparison with an image bank (for want of a better word). The camers matches the image in the image bank as closely as possible to what you are taking and then decides on the appropriate exposure.

Most of the time it gets it right, but weird results can happen for obvious reasons.

I use matrix most of the time and it does the job well.

For very accurate metering, I use spot and something approximating the zone system, but for reasonably static subjects.

For matrix, I find the best results at minus half a stop in bright daylight and no compensation in the evening and at night, but it is still subject dependent.

_________________
HCC
Nikon DSLRs, film cameras from Leica to Linhof


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group