Spot metering and fo cus modes
Nikon’s spot metering mode works differently in different focus modes. In Auto area AF mode (above), where the camera selects the focus point, the spot metering area stays in the centre of the frame. But if you use single-point autofocus, the spot metering area is linked to the AF point. You can then move the AF point around the frame to change the area used for the spot metering measurement.