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Old Jun 15, 2004, 3:37 PM   #1
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Does anybody know how to change what metering is used on the Digital Rebel. I know the camera auto-selects one of them based on the shooting mode you are in but is there a way I can manually set my metering?
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 4:43 PM   #2
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If you press the * (AE) lock button in any of the "creative" zone (it's fixed in the "basic" zone), the camera will change metering and only read the center 10% of the viewfinder.
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Old Jun 15, 2004, 5:33 PM   #3
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Also, if you're in M mode, you will be in center weight metering.
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Old Jun 16, 2004, 10:10 AM   #4
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Be carefull with center weighted metering, if your subject is centered but has a lot of surrounding light the shutter speed will increase and will under expose your shot, keep a close eye on your shutter speed and aperture when trying this.

I found this out by accident. I wondered why some of my shots looked too dark after using it when they should have been correctly exposed.

It's not a fault it's just that 9% centered weighted is quite a lot. Sometimes theevaluativemetering is better. I now add +1 exposure compensation and get better results.

All in creative zone mode BTW.

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Old Jul 21, 2004, 9:38 AM   #5
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I was wondering with the Rebel how do you use exposure compensation? Sorry I got the camera about 3 weeks ago from Amazon, it was clearly a return.. No english manual, no elements cd, the driver and canon software cd was opened.. They didn't even try to make it look new, lol.
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Old Jul 21, 2004, 11:26 AM   #6
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Why don't you download a PDF version of your owners manual from Canon?

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