Steve Torelli , Jun 17, 2007; 11:18 a.m.
Of course, what metering mode you use depends on the situation you find yourself in. Having said that, I rarely use evaluative metering, although it's fine for many situations, preferring partial metering most of the time and spot metering from time to time depending. Like anything else in photography there are no hard, fast rules. Metering, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, there's never a standard setting Good luck.