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Metering Problems with 50D

 
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Jan 16, 2011 17:22 |  #1

Hey! New to the forum so I hope that I'm doing this right! Anyway, having a problem with my 50D while shooting in manual. First problem is that I believe I need my shutter button cleaned, but the other is that my meter is jumping all over the place when I'm trying to focus. I can get my camera to take a picture, but I cannot adjust my balance because it just keeps moving. Anybody else have this problem before? Help!! :cry:




  
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Jan 16, 2011 17:23 |  #2

What metering mode are you using?


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Jan 16, 2011 17:24 |  #3

What metering mode are you using? It sounds like your using spot or evaluative metering, which take relatively small portions of the image into consideration. Try a more widespread setting, or holding the camera steady for a minute on your subject.


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Jan 16, 2011 17:28 |  #4

Wow. I feel like an idiot. I always shoot in evaluative metering and apparently had changed to spot for some reason and never changed it back. I feel like you guys just asked me if my camera was on. Duh! Sorry for wasting you're time, but thanks for the help!!!!! By any chance any of you ever follow that video online about how to clean your shutter button? It would be great to save $300, but I'm a little nervous to take apart my equipment.




  
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Jan 16, 2011 18:23 as a reply to  @ MPowell5's post |  #5

Just keep it in spot metering mode...as you press the shutter button halfway put the red square precisely where you want the lens to meter...without releasing the shutter button...if you wish,re-compose your shot and finish pressing the shutter button for the shot....as you said,fairly simple.




  
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Jan 17, 2011 13:20 |  #6

Depp wrote in post #11654406 (external link)
Just keep it in spot metering mode...as you press the shutter button halfway put the red square precisely where you want the lens to meter...without releasing the shutter button...if you wish,re-compose your shot and finish pressing the shutter button for the shot....as you said,fairly simple.

Assuming that part of the subject is 18% grey... If it's a black cat it's going to be overexposed ;)


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