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fstopper89
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@Jim-e, I do agree that relying solely on the meter at “0” is kind of like an automatic mode in itself. Personally, I just use the meter as a guide or starting point, and then if I feel I want something exposed differently I will adjust accordingly. For instance, if I’m taking this photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/roxanne_elise_photography/7484378048/in/set-72157630957011380/ and it evaluated the entire scene, it might look severely underexposed on the meter, depending on what exposure metering mode I’m in. The camera may try to expose so there’s detail in the trees in the foreground, obviously, which is not what I wanted. I would underexpose (from what the meter tells me) to get the detail in the clouds and the colors of the sunset.