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chrisdeckard

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5D3 Live View exposure off
« on: April 26, 2013, 10:10:49 AM »
I recently got back my 5D3 from CPS after dropping it.  Everything was fine until I went to take some macro shots using Live View.  Exposure seems way way off.  It looks fine on screen, but comes out about 100 times darker than it should.  If I take it off Live View and shoot regular, exposure is exactly what I want.  Doing this on another 5D3 I don't have this problem.

It seems really weird to me this would be happening, and I'll probably just send it back to CPS for checking out, but I wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this and if they resolved it on their own.

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5D3 Live View exposure off
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Re: 5D3 Live View exposure off
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 11:01:13 AM »
I think the setting is "screen simulates exposure" . Don't have anything with me , but I think its what you need.

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Re: 5D3 Live View exposure off
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 11:02:53 AM »
I think the setting is "screen simulates exposure" . Don't have anything with me , but I think its what you need.

I will check that out, but I had identical settings on both cameras and one was perfect and the other one was not.

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Re: 5D3 Live View exposure off
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 11:54:56 AM »
I recently got back my 5D3 from CPS after dropping it.  Everything was fine until I went to take some macro shots using Live View.  Exposure seems way way off.  It looks fine on screen, but comes out about 100 times darker than it should.  If I take it off Live View and shoot regular, exposure is exactly what I want.  Doing this on another 5D3 I don't have this problem.

It seems really weird to me this would be happening, and I'll probably just send it back to CPS for checking out, but I wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this and if they resolved it on their own.

Thanks,
-Chris
If the setting for exposure stimulation is off, the LV doesn't show the exposure you set. It just display the screen with "correct" exposure for you to focus and compose.
The best setting is to set exposure stimulation is off and only activate upon pressing DOF Preview button. If exposure stimulation is set to always on, it's hard to shoot in low light condition.

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Re: 5D3 Live View exposure off
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 06:38:22 PM »
I've tested this on three 5D3's and the one body clearly has a problem.  It has nothing to do with live simulation of exposure.  Also, when shutter is pressed mechanisms appear to both work the same.  So I'll send it back and hopefully I don't have to pay for anything to get it fixed.

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Re: 5D3 Live View exposure off
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 06:38:22 PM »