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tim11
08-04-2005, 04:34 PM
Hello everyone. :)
Can someone tell me the best metering mode for Low light indoors, no flash shooting? Multiple, Centre weighted or Spot? Thanks.

TheObiJuan
08-04-2005, 06:18 PM
Depends on what your shooting. I would go with multiple, as it would expose the entire frame best. Spot is used more for hard to meter situations, like a person in front of a bright window.
Centerweighted is nice, I use it sometimes too, but not in this situation.

tim11
08-04-2005, 07:15 PM
Do you mean SPOT if ideal for backlight situation?
What about for the following, both NO FLASH, what metering mode works best:
(1). in a large room with only 2 tungsten bulbs (100W) for example?
(2). in a formal function?
Not often that I come across such situations but I am new to photography and very keen to learn the best techniques.
Thanks for the reply.

TheObiJuan
08-04-2005, 09:41 PM
Do you mean SPOT if ideal for backlight situation?
What about for the following, both NO FLASH, what metering mode works best:
(1). in a large room with only 2 tungsten bulbs (100W) for example?
(2). in a formal function?
Not often that I come across such situations but I am new to photography and very keen to learn the best techniques.
Thanks for the reply.

Yeah, the highkey setups, like bright, open doorways, walkways, or windows.
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1. depending on the camera. I would shoot at f/1.2-f/2.8 at ISO 800-3200 as needed. I would meter with multi and watch the histogram.
2. formal function flash will be necessary to capture people's faces and detail.
If there is not adequate lighting, then I wouldn't expect much, without flash, even with a fast lens.
You kinda have to work with what you got.

What camera are you shooting with?

tim11
08-04-2005, 09:45 PM
I'm trying to squeeze the best out of my Panasonic DMC-FZ20. max ISO 400, f/2.8. In fact, being new to photography, I don't really know what to expect or if my expectation is too much...

TheObiJuan
08-04-2005, 09:57 PM
A monopod will help, a lot.
Make sure you have IS on, and the right mode.
Check your historgram for correct exposure, use exp. compensation as needed.