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Shooting manual
« on: March 16, 2013, 09:39:40 PM »
I thought I was there. I had shot thousands of frames, determined where I wanted to be then had a major fail. Late in the day I became complacent and forgot to double check my exposure which resulted in a number of over exposed frames. This was just a fun day at the zoo, but I can't take the chance on a paid shoot. Any suggestions? I am aware I am imperfect and have more to learn.

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Shooting manual
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Re: Shooting manual
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2013, 10:18:49 PM »
I always have highlight overexposure blink warnings enabled.  Then I always know if my images are pushed too far to the right.  Very useful and often photo saving feature.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 08:31:08 AM »
Thank you, a very good suggestion. I had turned the blinked off for some reason.

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2013, 09:48:40 AM »
Yes, be sure to enable the blinkies.

Also, when shooting M, get in the habit of watching the meter when looking through the viewfinder.  If it reads way under- or overexposed, then you may need to adjust your exposure.

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Re: Shooting manual
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2013, 10:56:58 AM »
I just took a look at the camera and discovered I accidentally changed the wrong setting at some point - exposure compensation was at +3, which definitely explains the over exposed images. Both suggestions made are appreciated and will be implemented, thank you.

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 01:00:35 AM »
I just took a look at the camera and discovered I accidentally changed the wrong setting at some point - exposure compensation was at +3, which definitely explains the over exposed images. Both suggestions made are appreciated and will be implemented, thank you.

EC doesnt do anything in manual mode though unless its flash EC with an on camera flash
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Re: Shooting manual
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 06:46:30 PM »
I just took a look at the camera and discovered I accidentally changed the wrong setting at some point - exposure compensation was at +3, which definitely explains the over exposed images. Both suggestions made are appreciated and will be implemented, thank you.

EC doesnt do anything in manual mode though unless its flash EC with an on camera flash

I might be wrong on this but i think EC will still affect the ISO in manual if you have it set to auto ISO.
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Re: Shooting manual
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2013, 06:55:21 PM »
I just took a look at the camera and discovered I accidentally changed the wrong setting at some point - exposure compensation was at +3, which definitely explains the over exposed images. Both suggestions made are appreciated and will be implemented, thank you.

EC doesnt do anything in manual mode though unless its flash EC with an on camera flash

I might be wrong on this but i think EC will still affect the ISO in manual if you have it set to auto ISO.

Yea, if you're in M with Auto-ISO it'll crank the ISO up to try and meet the +3 EV that was selected.
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Re: Shooting manual
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2013, 07:02:22 PM »
I just took a look at the camera and discovered I accidentally changed the wrong setting at some point - exposure compensation was at +3, which definitely explains the over exposed images. Both suggestions made are appreciated and will be implemented, thank you.

EC doesnt do anything in manual mode though unless its flash EC with an on camera flash

I might be wrong on this but i think EC will still affect the ISO in manual if you have it set to auto ISO.

Yea, if you're in M with Auto-ISO it'll crank the ISO up to try and meet the +3 EV that was selected.

I was in Auto-ISO, and just obviously stopped paying attention to what I was doing. I wasn't checking the lcd screen either, and didn't realize I had an issue until I got home. On the other hand, for the first time in two years I got my boyfriend out of program mode and using a lens other than the 24-105. He is very stubborn.

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Re: Shooting manual
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 07:47:08 PM »
I just took a look at the camera and discovered I accidentally changed the wrong setting at some point - exposure compensation was at +3, which definitely explains the over exposed images. Both suggestions made are appreciated and will be implemented, thank you.

EC doesnt do anything in manual mode though unless its flash EC with an on camera flash

I might be wrong on this but i think EC will still affect the ISO in manual if you have it set to auto ISO.

no it doesn't unfortunately THAT would be good if it did though :D
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Re: Shooting manual
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2013, 07:47:08 PM »