Talk:Metering mode

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Some classification. Note russian version[edit]

Too poor Metering modes in this english article. I've written some additional classification in ru-wiki.

  • Where exponometer is placed?
    • near object - metering ligth sources' flow (exponometer or flashmeter)
    • near camera - metering object
  • What is Photographer's part of metering?
    • Manual
    • Auto
    • Aperture priority
    • Shutter priority

My english is not good enough to write full thanslation here, sorry. ru:Участник:Qkowlew


I changed the text a bit because metering mode is not something that is found on digital cameras exclusively. The matrix mode goes back to the mid-1970s, spot metering to the late 1800s, and center-weighted averaging metering to the 1920s or 1930s. Jeff Medkeff | Talk 16:51, Jan 31, 2005 (UTC)

Additional editing:

Enhanced partial metering description, also stated mostly used on Canon cameras.

Added ESP (Olympus) to matrix metering. Suggest it is considered to change matrix metering to "Multi-Zone" Matrix is mostly a Nikon term..and multi zone is easier to grasp for readers.

Added a link to a film camera's manual..shows examples of metering in action...patterns etc

Need somemore examples of metering aka photos. Will have a dig about.--Barryfitzgerald 22:50, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Poor information on spot metering & weak introduction.

Large chuncks + over complicated desription of spot metering..and in depth talk about exposure (which is not relevant to this page)..have been removed. Information here should be easy to read and not super technical. The previous edit was not informative on spot metering..and wandered into exposure.

I request users interested in inproving this particular article so with some consensus. In depth info on exposure is not needed..nor references to only digital (people do use film too) particular percentages for APS-C etc etc for the spot metering area. What was wrong with 1-5%?

Introduction talks about people not blaming the camera...this is again not in the tone of the article....

Lack of images to show examples where a person may use a particular mode.

Request users consider a revised an not overly fluffy spot metering mode explanation, and a more direct and clear introduction

--Barryfitzgerald 01:22, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Recommended: A History of Photographic Metering[edit]

Recommending the addition of Arthur_James_Dalladay, creator of the original photographic spot meter (1937). --Jordandalladay (talk) 01:40, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Added with cite from Shutterbug. Rror (talk) 09:51, 15 December 2009 (UTC)