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Old Oct 25, 2004, 8:47 PM   #14
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When you press FEL (*) the camera metering is changed to partial, almost a spot within 9% of the viewfinder screen. This works the same in both ambient and flash mode on both the 10D or dRebel -> I prefer this mode over the centerweighted metering of the camera/flash on manual.

In the FEL (*) spot metering mode of the flash, the brightness (or darkness) of the wall behind the subject has no effect on the center 9% area of the subject being metered, ie the subject exposure will come out correct!

* see the Function Availability Table on page 122 of your 300D manual (*With AE lock)
... or page 100 of the 10D manual.
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