How does Minoltas Dynax 5 multi segment metering work ?

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Chris Wilkins, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. I have a Dynax 5 with a 14 segment metering system

    Q1... 13 segments are the honeycomb type. What is the 14th? Is it the
    frame area around the outside of the 13 segments or is it the whole

    Q2... How is the exposure calculated?

    Q3... Does the Dynax 5 refer to a database of different images
    types/example to determine the correct exposure

    Chris Wilkins, Aug 27, 2003
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  2. Chris Wilkins

    Magnus W Guest

    (Chris Wilkins) wrote in
    It's the area around the segments.
    Often very well.
    No. It uses algorithms. It sees that "umm, OK, one area is 100 times as
    bright as the other areas and it's in the upper part of the picture, that
    is probably the sun, let's ignore that area" (but in fewer although more
    boring words and in a more sophisticated way). The 14 zone metering system
    has been present in Minolta cameras for more than ten years, and has not
    been changed since then with regards to arrangement of sensors -- however,
    the algorithms have been tweaked through time.
    Magnus W, Aug 27, 2003
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