How do I change the metering mode?(EOS 5D Mark II)
Last Updated : 29-Oct-2008
Issue Number : 8200355300
The metering mode is the method of measuring the brightness of the subject. Normally, evaluative metering is recommended.
|Evaluative metering||This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene.|
|Partial metering||Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc. Partial metering covers about 9% of the viewfinder area at the center.|
|Spot metering||This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. The metering is weighted at the center covering about 3.8% of the viewfinder area.|
|Center-weighted average metering||The metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene.|
Changing the metering mode
To change the metering mode, follow the steps below.
1. Set the power switch to <ON>.
2. When the camera is ready to shoot, press the <
>(Metering mode/White balance) button.
3. Turn the <Main Dial> to select to the desired mode.
This completes the metering mode changing.