Revisiting metering Canon 5D Mark III


show more Revisiting metering basics can help you better understand how metering works with the Canon 5D Mark III and how to use it to your advantage. Metering works by half pressing the shutter button. This is an easy way for you to get your desirable focus. This training shows you how to hold meters, allowing your camera to preview the same focus parameter with a different shot. This way, you don't have to continually half press the shutter. show less
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Revisiting metering

As you've seen, when you half-press the shutter button, the camera autofocuses, meters, and possibly calculates white balance, and ISO, depending on your camera settings. When the camera has decided on all of those parameters, it beeps, and it flashes a light in the Viewfinder. If you want, you can continue to hold the button down at the halfway point while you reframe your shot. Now, this is sometimes necessary to get the focus and metering that you want. Once you're ready to take the shot, you can press the button the rest of the way. So once again, metering is very simple.

I just press -- half-press the shutter button, and when I hear that beep, that means that the camera has metered, and autofocused, and I see my metering readings inside the Viewfinder; in this case, it's 1/200 at f/4.5. Now, one bit of very important metering behavior on your camera: when you half-press that shutter button to meter, as long as you hold the button down, the camera will hold that same meter...

Revisiting metering
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Revisiting metering basics can help you better understand how metering works with the Canon 5D Mark III and how to use it to your advantage. Metering works by half pressing the shutter button. This is an easy way for you to get your desirable focus. This training shows you how to hold meters, allowing your camera to preview the same focus parameter with a different shot. This way, you don't have to continually half press the shutter.

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