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Metering?
Hello, I read the definition for Metering but I am still a little confused. I recently bought my first DSLR (D40X) and I am just beginning to learn about all the features and options DSLR's give you. Can someone please what metering is and how it affects pictures? THanks..

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I'll try to explain the best I can,.

Metering is when your camera "analyze" the light in the scene you are about to capture. I then decide for you if you are using it in auto or P mode what best shutter speed and aperture to use, if you are in manual mode you have a light meter that tell you if using the setting you are using the recorded image will be "correct" "overexpose" or "underexpose".

Now I believe your D40x have 3 mode for metering "Matrix" that analyze the complete scene and try to match it to a "bank" of "situation" store in it's brain..

Center Weighted : that one use a small area around the center focus point so you can be a little bit more precise about where to take the reading from.

Spot: this one use a tiny spot in the middle of the center focus point to read the light so you can aim and where to take the reading..

Comment #1

Metering is the measurement of how much light there is in the scene. Essentially all modern cameras provide built-in metering that works through the lens. (You can buy separate hand-held meters, but for most people the metering built into the camera is quite sufficient.).

Essentially all camera meters are designed to display their results as recommended exposure settings. Again, essentially all modern cameras have automatic exposure modes which allow the camera to automatically set it's exposure to the recommended exposure setting determined by the metering system. You can usually adjust the exposure a bit brighter or darker from the recommended value by using Exposure Compensation (plus or minus Ev)...

Comment #2

Go to-http://www.shortcourses.com/.

The big printing on the left side. the ones you want to read are the 3rd to 7th items...

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Wisebug wrote:.

I'll try to explain the best I can,.

Metering is when your camera "analyze" the light in the scene you areabout to capture. I then decide for you if you are using it in autoor P mode what best shutter speed and aperture to use, if you are inmanual mode you have a light meter that tell you if using the settingyou are using the recorded image will be "correct" "overexpose" or"underexpose".

Thank you very much! That was a great explanation.....

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Wisebug wrote:.

If you are in manual mode you have a light meter that tell you if using the settingyou are using the recorded image will be "correct" "overexpose" or"underexpose".

How does it know what is correct and what is not correct? How does it know the scene it recorded is correct or underexposed or overexposed?..

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Ziggy25 wrote:.

How does it know what is correct and what is not correct? How does itknow the scene it recorded is correct or underexposed or overexposed?.

That's the point. The light meter doesn't know anything. It always assumes the scene is middle "grey" and acts accordingly..

It is up to you to expose more light on lighter things and less light on darker things. Or expose any other way you choose..

Tapio..

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Haroon08 wrote:.

Hello, I read the definition for Metering but I am still a littleconfused. I recently bought my first DSLR (D40X) and I am justbeginning to learn about all the features and options DSLR's giveyou. Can someone please what metering is and how it affects pictures?THanks.

Haroon08, you have received good information already. Here my humble contribution taken from Wikipedia..

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_meter.

I would advise you to train yourself on the basics. Take your camera, set it in a simple mode and become familiar with it's handling, by shooting hundred times, to say something. Having the feeling of the camera train yourself in Auto, Aperture priority, and Shutter priority settings take your time and hundred of photos to make your own judgment about what happens. God luck, enjoy your camera and post your pics in the forum.Eduardo..

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