Learn how to set the spot meter using the Panasonic DMC-LX3
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Setting the spot meter is really very, very simple. It’s located in the quick menu and you can access the spot meter in the quick menu in almost any mode. It’s not available in all the scene modes and it’s not available in the auto mode but it is available in the program. This is the mode I normally use and I would highly recommend you to use. It’s also available in aperture, shutter and fully manual modes.
Basically just go ahead and press the quick menu button down for a little bit until the quick menu comes up. Move over until you get to the metering mode and then go down to the spot meter. Go ahead and press the button in, in order to select the spot meter, and it’s selected, you’ll see a small plus in the middle of your frame. It will be inside the focusing brackets, so if you move the focus, the spot meter will move along with the focus. So with the spot meter selected this is great for small subjects that I want to have properly exposed and I don’t really want to worry about what’s around that subject. For example, if I looked at a dog’s ear you see that the background gets much brighter because it’s a dark brown ear. What the camera is trying to do is to properly expose just that spot which means brightening up the image. If I look at something that’s bright white then the camera will darken the image a little bit. In order to compensate for the amount of light it seize in the spot meter. In order to move this around, what you will do is just I mentioned earlier, move the focusing square. And to do that, just press your focus button right here and then you can either use the navigation buttons or your joystick, move that focusing square over then either press set or the quick menu button to accept to your position and now you can compose the image first. Press the shutter button halfway and focusing and exposing for the hand and then I can go ahead and take my picture. To find out much more about Digital Photography and your Digital Camera, go to LBGuides.com.