In all honesty, your replies are confusing me all the more. I don't know what camera you're using, but my camera (which is the 1Ds)....when I select the "MANUAL" exposure mode, I still can choose between 1 of 4 "METERING MODES" which are 1. SPOT
4. CENTERWEIGHTED AVERAGE
So, my original question/reason for starting this thread stands: And that is: Which "METERING MODE" is best suited for shooting planes in flight at airshows?
Please realize that I'm NOT asking which "Exposure" mode (Tv, Av, Program, Manual) is best suited for airshows.
With all due respect,