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Canon 500d exposure question

thomr 6 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2012 10:49AM
I understand that when auto focus is used the focus point been used is the centre of the exposure. Can any one help explain what part of the viewfinder is used for evalutative exposure when manual focus is used and no point of focus is available.

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RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
4 Mar 2012 11:14AM
Exposure is not affected by point of focus. Not familiar with Canons, but most cameras will allow you to choose between Spot ie measure exposure from a single point; Centre Weighted & Evaluative which averages the exposure over the whole frame making due allowance for extreme highlights & shadows.
ikett 7 545 England
4 Mar 2012 11:28AM
As you say in evaluative mode, metering is linked to the active focus point, don't know about manual focus?

Would like to know myself.

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