radical wrote:I'll give it a try thanks, what should I have the AF area mode set at single point or dynamic? Also what should I have the metering set at matrix or center-weighted?
I've been shooting in single point and center weighted.
Single point AF allows you to select the subject, where dynamic allows the camera to choose. Personally, I like to make those decisions myself, so I choose single point.
When shooting subjects on an all white surface, like the ice, your metering would be skewed to make your images darker since your metering system would try to view that white surface as 18% grey.
Consequently, Center-weighted will normally give you better metering in these instances.