How to Use Meter Modes Well in a Canon Rebel T31 Camera


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Metering modes

Accurate metering is critical to getting good results from your camera. And fortunately, metering technology is now so good that your camera should yield correct exposure 80%-90% of the time. To help ensure that your metering results are good though, your camera offers several different metering modes, some of which might be more appropriate for one type of situation than another. Evaluative metering divides your scene into a grid, meters each cell of that grid, and then averages all of those results together to come up with a single overall exposure setting. Partial metering meters the circular area that covers about 6.5% of the middle of the frame.

It's good for backlit situations such as if someone is standing in front of a window. Spot metering meters only a very small circle in the middle of the frame, one that covers approximately 2.8% of the viewfinder. You'll use this for times when you're facing a high dynamic range situation, but you need to be absolutely certain that...

Metering modes
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