Metering determines how the camera sets exposure. The following options are available:

To choose a metering option, press the Y button and rotate the main command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the viewfinder and control panel.

Y button

Main command dial

Control panel


Non-CPU Lens Data

Specifying the focal length and maximum aperture of non-CPU lenses using the Non-CPU lens data option in the setup menu (0 Non-CPU Lenses) allows the camera to use color matrix metering when matrix is selected and improves the accuracy of center-weighted and spot metering. Center-weighted metering will be used if highlight-weighted metering is selected with non-CPU lenses or if matrix metering is selected with non-CPU lenses for which lens data have not been supplied. Note that center-weighted metering may also be used if highlight-weighted metering is selected with certain CPU lenses (AI-P NIKKOR lenses and AF lenses that are not of type G, E, or D; 0 Recognizing CPU and Type G, E, and D Lenses).

See Also

For information on:

  • Choosing whether matrix metering uses face detection, see A > Custom Setting b5 (Matrix metering, 0 Matrix Metering).
  • Making separate adjustments to optimal exposure for each metering method, see A > Custom Setting b7 (Fine-tune optimal exposure, 0 Fine-Tune Optimal Exposure).