If your camera is not listed, the book can still help you to learn spotmetering/partial metering. Please make sure you can perform these five steps with your camera:
|1) Set your new (electronic) camera to the
"M"anual exposure mode "M".
Please make sure it is not set on "A", "P", "S", or another letter. Your camera may be different.
|2) Manually set your aperture opening to f-5.6, f-8, f-11, or f-16, etc.|
|3) Manually set your exposure time (shutter speed) to 125 (1/125 sec.), 60 (1/60 sec.), 1000 (1/1000 sec.), or 500 (1/500 sec), etc.|
|4) Set your camera's exposure mode to spotmetering. Spotmetering symbol usually looks like a rectangle with a small spot in the middle. Your camera may be different. Some cameras do not offer spotmetering.|
|5) Determine the normal exposure for a given
subject . This is usually done when by changing the shutter speed and/or aperture opening.
At the point of "normal exposure," a small pointer/index in the viewfinder will be positioned under 'O'. In some cameras it is positioned exactly in the middle of "+" and "-" signs in the viewfinder. Please note that your camera may be different. For this you may have to refer to your camera's manual.
If you are confused please send me an e-mail. I may be able to help you to get started. Please specify your camera's make (Nikon, Canon, Pentax, etc.) and model (N70, N90, Rebel G, ZX-5N, etc.)