Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding metering modes and switching between them, part of Learning the Canon Rebel SL1 (100D and Kiss X7).
- In order to get a good exposure,…you need to ensure accurate metering.…Most of the time, your camera will get it right.…But you can switch metering modes to help it out…in tricky lighting situations.…The most common method is Evaluative metering,…which produces natural results in most situations.…The camera decides the correct exposure automatically…to match the scene.…If the background is really bright,…consider Partial metering.…The camera favors a zone in the center of the screen,…that's about eight percent of the view finder area.…
The Spot option looks at a very small area,…about three and a half percent of the frame.…This is really only useful if you want to be very specific…on what's being used to set exposure.…Lastly, the Center-weighted average metering method…evaluates the whole scene,…but heavily favors the results from the center area.…To change metering, press the Quick Control button.…Select Metering mode, and press the Select button.…Use the cross keys, and choose the desired setting as shown.…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your 100D straight out of the box.
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Program Shift mode
- Exploring Autofocus
- Focusing manually
- Shooting in Continuous (burst) mode
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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