Originally Posted by Godfrey
Anyone who expects a camera with auto exposure to know what precise proper exposure is for every scene has an
unrealistically high expectation of camera automation systems. Same goes for auto focus systems, for that matter.
I use manual exposure and manual focus almost exclusively, though I have
heard there have been some advances in those areas in the last 30 years.
My brain (i.e. my photographic knowledge + experience) is then
always a deciding factor in the success - or failure - of my photos.
An exposure meter only provides raw data, which of course must be analyzed to be useful.