Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Strategies for spot metering, part of Fuji X-T1: Tips and Techniques.
- The X-T1 offers three metering modes,…multi, average, and spot.…Multi is the typical matrix metering system.…There's a lot of intelligence in it…and it's very good.…Average simply averages all the light striking the sensor,…while spot metering meters…a very specific spot in the frame.…You change metering modes with this ring here…that sits below the shutter speed dial.…The spot meter icon is pretty easy to remember,…but it's the one with the spot here.…I get confused as to which of the other two…is multi and which is average.…
Multi right here is the more complex icon,…and that's the most complex system,…so I try to remember that.…Another good option if you have a smart phone…with a PDF reading app on it…put the X-T1 manual on your phone.…Now I'll be honest, I rarely change metering modes.…Mostly because the multi metering on this camera…is very good.…It gets it right or close to right most of the time,…but I also don't change modes…because very often even if the multi mode is off by a bit…I can always correct it with the exposure compensation dial.…
In this course, photographer and educator Ben Long demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making the Fuji X-T1 far more responsive and effective. That way, you can focus on composition and creativity, and let your camera handle the rest.
- Using the viewfinder and LCD
- Understanding the F and E locks
- Improving focus on the Fuji X-T1
- Choosing third-stop shutter speeds
- Exploring shallow depth of field
- Spot metering
- Exploring autofocus modes
- Controlling JPEG and RAW image results
- Customizing menus and buttons
- Working with lenses and accessories