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Old Feb 18, 2006, 12:51 AM   #1
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can someone give me advice on when to use the different metering modes on my Panasonic FZ30please? multiple / center weighted / spot

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Old Feb 18, 2006, 7:57 AM   #2
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Multiple will handle most lighting situations.

Centre weighted is very good where your main subject is in front of a background that is very different in lighting. For example photgraphing someone in the shade when the background is in full sun.

Spot is also useful where the main subject is a lot lighter or darker than the background. It allows you to meter from a very small area and ignore the rest of the picture area.

In short I would use multiple unless you know it would give problems or when looking at the LCD after the shot you can see that the lighting is not as you wanted.
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