which metering method

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I have four options on my Olympus 5060. What should I use as I mainly take
landscapes, architectural shots of building or street scenes and the latter
often have the bottom of the buildings in shade and the sky in bright light.
I need to find one setting only as I have take a number of shots very
quickly and do not have time to alter settings for every single shot or
group of shots.

Following from my handbook.

Thanks for help

Ken


Digital ESP - meters the centre of the subject and the surrounding area
separately.

Spot metering - exposure is determined by metering within the metering
target area. In this mode a subject can be shot with optimal exposure
regardless of the background light.

Multi metering - meters the brightness of the subject at up to 8 different
points to set the optimal exposure based on the average brightness. This
method is useful with a high contrast subject.

Centre weighted metering - meters the brightness over a wide area with
emphasis on the centre of the screen. This method is used when you do not
want to let the brightness of the surrounding area affect the picture.
 
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Ken wrote:
>I have four options on my Olympus 5060. What should I use as I mainly
> take landscapes, architectural shots of building or street scenes and
> the latter often have the bottom of the buildings in shade and the
> sky in bright light. I need to find one setting only as I have take a
> number of shots very quickly and do not have time to alter settings
> for every single shot or group of shots.
>
> Following from my handbook.
>
> Thanks for help
>
> Ken
>
>
> Digital ESP - meters the centre of the subject and the surrounding
> area separately.
>
> Spot metering - exposure is determined by metering within the metering
> target area. In this mode a subject can be shot with optimal exposure
> regardless of the background light.
>
> Multi metering - meters the brightness of the subject at up to 8
> different points to set the optimal exposure based on the average
> brightness. This method is useful with a high contrast subject.
>
> Centre weighted metering - meters the brightness over a wide area with
> emphasis on the centre of the screen. This method is used when you do
> not want to let the brightness of the surrounding area affect the
> picture.

The multi metering is likely the best for you based on the question.
There is no one best for everyone and every image. If the quality turns
into a problem, then you will need to learn more about lighting and exposure
so you can make more intelligent decisions than the camera will.


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Joseph Meehan

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