> If you know that a spot reading of the face is predictably a higher value
> than 18 0ray, why do you need multi-spot metering at all?
All skins have the same reflectance? I don't know any such thing.
You dont "need" it, but then you dont need to have a meter in the
camera either but it can be convenient.
> Just compensate
> on the aperture ring (or whatever) for the half- or full-stop difference
> and make the shot.
Takes longer, for me anyway.
The whole point is that I was describing a way of compensating
without needing to use the compensation dial.
> Also, if you know this one value -- caucasian skin-- with relative
> certainty, why would additional data from clothing be helpful? It's hard
> for me to see why this is an example of the brilliance of multi-spot
> metering. Seems more like a situation in which multi-spot metering is
There can be many ways to reach the same destination.
It is fine to have a purist attitude that there is only one right way
of doing something - like fly fishing for trout with a dry fly vs
using a spinner - but if all you want is to catch a fish and eat
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