F5 matrix metering

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  1. Matt5791

    Matt5791 Subscriber

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    I have been told that something like a wedding dress (presumably occupying say a third of the frame or something) can fool the matrix metering in the Nikon f5 - is this someone talking rubbish?

    I would have thought so, especially with colour negative film.

    Any thoughts?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Chan Tran

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    I think it can. Actually I don't think it's fooled by such thing but it rather tries to set and exposure in such a way that the dress won't be burned out.
     
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    I haven't found that to be the case.... the meter is reading the color of the dress,
    so it KNOWS its white. Unless the camera isn't set up properly, in a mode that isn't using the RGB mode.

    Dunno. But it would be interesting to know the full details.
     
  4. Anupam Basu

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    It's easy to verify. See the exposure reading of the matrix meter and then switch to spot and take a couple of careful meter readings and verify if the matrix was correct.

    -A