What is your preference and why do you think your method works for you? That said, for those who use manual, I guess you reset exposure whenever you change your position on/around the field, right? I generally use matrix and season to taste with +/- EV; however, my results are not always that great. Jim's post and the comments about CW got me wondering: https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=178447 Perhaps spot is maybe too precise? Maybe a black number on white jersey could effect the exposure? Maybe matrix can be too sensitive to the background depending on how much of the frame is filled with the athlete? Dunno, just ramblin' here. What say you?