How Do I Change the Metering Mode? (EOS 5D Mark IV)

Article ID: ART166262 | Date published: 08/26/2016 | Date last updated: 08/29/2016


How Do I Change the Metering Mode? (EOS 5D Mark IV)


You can select one of four methods to measure the subject brightness.
In the < > mode, evaluative metering is set automatically.

1. Turn on the camera.
  • Set the camera's power switch to <ON>.

2. Press the < > button.

3. Select the metering mode.
  • While looking at the LCD panel or in the viewfinder, turn the <> dial.
: Evaluative metering
: Partial metering
: Spot metering
: Center-weighted average metering

Evaluative metering  This is a general-purpose metering mode suited even for backlit subjects. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene.
Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc. Partial metering covers approx. 6.1% of the viewfinder area at the center.
Spot metering Effective when metering a specific part of the subject or scene. Spot metering covers approx. 1.3% of the viewfinder area at the center. The spot metering circle will be displayed in the viewfinder.
Center-weighted average metering The metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene.

With < > (Evaluative metering), the exposure setting will be locked when you press the shutter button halfway and focus is achieved (in One-Shot AF mode). In the < > (Partial metering), < > (Spot metering), and < > (Center-weighted average metering) modes, the exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. (Pressing the shutter button halfway does not lock the exposure.)

This completes the procedure for changing the metering mode.



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