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Mastering the Nikon D5000 by Darrell Young

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Center-Weighted Metering

(User’s Manual page 88)

If you’re a bit old-fashioned, having been raised on a classic center-weighted meter and still prefer that type, the D5000’s exposure meter can be transformed into a center-weighted meter.

Figure 3-4 shows how to select the center-weighted meter. Here are the steps:

  1. Press the <i> information edit button twice, and you’ll see the Information edit screen appear (see Figure 3-1, image 3).

  2. Scroll down with the camera’s Multi Selector until you have the Metering selection highlighted (see the left screen in Figure 3-4).

  3. Press the OK button, and you’ll see the Metering screen with its three selections (on the right in Figure 3-4).

  4. Choose the second menu item down from the top, which is the selection for the ...

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