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Jeff Chenevert
 

Light Metering (Nikon N65 vs Rebel 2000)


I'm trying to decide between a Nikon N65 and Canon Rebel 2000 and have some questions concerning the metering systems:

1) What is the difference between the Nikon's 6-Segment 3D metering and the Canon's 35 Zone metering?

2) The Nikon says it has 6-Segment 3D metering with G & D type Nikkor lenses, what does it use with a different lens? Is it worth it to get the Nikkor lens?

3) When the focus point is adjusted (on either camera) does the light meter weighting shift to that focus zone?

I'd better stop here. Thank's for any light you can shed on these metering questions.


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8/16/2001 8:01:18 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  With respect to Canon's Evaluative metering - Yes, the meter weighting shifts with the active focus zone(s). A description of the Canon metering system can be found at Canon Malaysia's site.

I found a description of Nikon's 3D Matrix metering at a site at MIT about the Nikon N90s.


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8/20/2001 8:44:38 AM

 
Buddy Purugganan   The Nikon N65? Its my camera as of the moment---though I would recommend the N75 for you since the 3D 25-segment metering offers MORE than the N65.The Rebel 2000 has a Rebel Ti model which has better than average features. I suggest you look at Nikonusa.com at your convenience.


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1/2/2004 7:39:49 PM

 
Buddy Purugganan   The Nikon N65? Its my camera as of the moment---though I would recommend the N75 for you since the 3D 25-segment metering offers MORE than the N65.The Rebel 2000 has a Rebel Ti model which has better than average features. I suggest you look at Nikonusa.com at your convenience.


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1/2/2004 7:39:50 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Since this thread from 2 1/2 years ago has been bumped, I'll update the Canon Malaysia link (they've revamped their site since 2001). Go to http://www.camera.canon.com.my/frames.htm . The article on Evaluative metering is now in the "Archive" under "The Art of Photography" (you'll then get a choice of "The Art of Photography" (choose it), "Nuts and Bolts," and "Film and Accessories") article #14. There is a wealth of other good information in that Archive.


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1/3/2004 5:30:52 AM

 
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