Canon EOS 30D
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30D Spot Metering /
Spot Metering with Canon 30D

Canon EOS 30D Exposure / Spot Metering  
Cheat Sheets, Technical Info, and Techniques
(Based on Farzad's 5-stop Film / Digital Zone System ©1987-2007)

Spot Metering:
Correct Exposures by

CHOICE
not
CHANCE!



The
Skilled Photographer always questions the meter's authority and often overrides it. 

The
Unskilled Photographer doesn't know the question!
Make your camera the extension of your vision!
Learn the art of correctly exposing your subjects!

Link to other camera-specific Spotmetering sites

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Partial metering with Canon Elan II E
Partial Metering with Canon EOS Rebel G
Digital Partial Metering with Canon Rebel XT
Digital Partial Metering with Canon Rebel XTi

Partial Metering with Canon Rebel 2000
Partial Metering with Canon Elan 7 E
Spot Metering with Canon EOS 3
Digital Spot Metering with Canon EOS 5D
Digital Partial Metering with Canon EOS 10D
Digital Partial Metering with Canon EOS 20D
Digital Spot Metering with Canon EOS 30D
Spot Metering with Canon A2E
Digital Spot Metering with Canon PowerShot G3
Digital Spot Metering with Canon PowerShot G5

Partial Metering with Canon EOS Ti (300V)
Spot Metering with Minolta 500si
Spot Metering with Minolta 700si
Spot Metering with Minolta Maxxum 5
Spot Metering with Minolta Maxxum 7
Spot Metering with Minolta Maxxum 9
Spot Metering with Minolta STsi

 

 

 

 

Digital Spot Metering with Nikon CoolPix 990
Digital Spot Metering with Nikon CoolPix 995
Digital Spot Metering with Nikon CoolPix 4500
Digital Spot Metering with Nikon CoolPix 5000
Digital Spot Metering with Nikon CoolPix 5700
Digital Spot Metering with Nikon CoolPix 8700
Digital Spot Metering with Nikon D50
Digital Spot Metering with Nikon D70

Digital Spot Metering with Nikon D80
Digital Spot Metering with Nikon D200

Spot Metering with Nikon F4
Spot Metering with Nikon F5
Spot Metering with Nikon F100
Partial Metering with Nikon N50
Partial Metering with Nikon N55
Partial Metering with Nikon N60
Partial Metering with Nikon N65
Spot Metering with Nikon N70
Spot Metering with Nikon N75
Spot Metering with Nikon N80
Spot Metering with Nikon N90
Spot Metering with Nikon N6006
Spot Metering with Nikon N8008s

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Spot Metering with Pentax ZX-5N
Spot Metering with Pentax PZ-1p
Spot Metering with Pentax MZ-S
Spot Metering with Pentax 645N (Medium)
Spot Metering with Pentax Digital Spotmeter

Spot Metering with Pentax Analog Spotmeter
Digital Spot Metering with Pentax *ist D
Digital Spot Metering: Sony DSC-F717
Digital Spot Metering: FujiFilm FinePix S7000

 Technical info  
Canon 30D Spot Metering and View Finder information:
30D CCD size: 22.5mm X 15mm
Spot Circle (frame) 3.5% of the View Finder area
Spot Circle (frame) dimensions: 3.8mm in Diameter occupying 11.81 sq. mm

Spot Angle (acceptance) with an 18mm lens 12.28º (Degrees)
Spot Angle (acceptance) with a 30mm lens 7.4º (Degrees)
Spot Angle (acceptance) with a 55mm lens 4º (Degrees)
Spot Angle (acceptance) with a 100mm lens 2.22º (Degrees)
Spot Angle (acceptance) with a 222mm lens 1º (Degree)

How does the 30D's Spot Metering power compares to some new 
and old
popular Spot Metering/ Partial Metering cameras?
Based on 1
º angle of  measure / sensitivity / acceptance:

Farzad's Universal 1° (degree) Spot Meter comparison test
Camera Model

Distinct Spot / Partial Frame*

Telephoto Lens to make a 1° Spot
Nikon D70 YES** (center Focus Frame) 1° (degree) with a 132mm lens
Olympus E-1 (3/4) YES 1° (degree) with a 141mm lens
Pentax *ist-D YES 1° (degree) with a 148mm lens
Nikon D200 NO-Partial/Selective Matrix 1° (degree) with a 172mm lens
Nikon N90/N90s/N70 YES 1° (degree) with a 172mm lens
Nikon D80 NO-Partial/Selective Matrix 1° (degree) with a 172mm lens
Sony Alpha 100 YES 1° (degree) with a 183mm lens
Nikon 8008s YES 1° (degree) with a 200mm lens
Canon EOS 30D YES 1° (degree) with a 222mm lens
*While measuring small areas, cameras with a distinct spot frame, produce more accurate results

 Compliments of CPGbooks -
The Confused Photographer's Guide to
On-camera Spotmetering
(Spot Metering / Partial Metering)

and
The Confused Photographer's Guide to
Photographic Exposure and the

Simplified Zone System

The confused photographer's exposure books by Bahman Farzad

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