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so in other words metering - setting the shutter and aperture to get 0 Ev exposure ?
That's one way of putting it, yes. If you put it in green square auto, not only does the camera meter, but it sets everything for you - shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and flash. In Tv, the camera sets the aperture, you set the shutter, vice versa in Av, and in Manual you set both.
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so in other words metering - setting the shutter and aperture to get 0 Ev exposure ?
In a way, although it's usually ~+2/3 EV for me, for ETTR.
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In a way, although it's usually ~+2/3 EV for me, for ETTR.
ETTL for Nikon. I find myself intentionally underexposing, especially for landscapes. I do this to avoid blowing out the skies. Thankfully, the dynamic range of the 5DII is awesome, so I don't have to do it as much. I also sometimes underexpose by 1/2 to 1 EV when using bounce flash to get a more dramatic "spotlight" effect.
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I pretty much have most of my cameras in P mode so it's just take out camera from bag, compose, then shoot.
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