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now that is a surprise evaluative metering I have always thought for general shots and not for one specific subject. Thankyou Ade_Osman, I will have a practise with that mode. I usually focus the area behind the eye and thorax region, but of course the eye is important for all species.
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If you are doing landscape shoots, looking at the histogram and adjusting (using exposure compensation and grads) - does the metering mode actually matter ?
Does it matter for HDR?
for HDR you're gathering a range of data so use matrix/full frame metering - gets you the overall average for the scene. then bracket from that.
if you used spot for HDR you may get an overly dark/bright set of shots to process....
Not sure about insects, but for landscapes I generally use spot metering , as mentioned by earlier posters
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