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Apr 29, 2012 21:26 |  #4741

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I'm having the same issues with saxi, really irritating! Idk if it's a user error kind of thing going on but i never had that much of an underexpose shot with the 5D2.

speaking of underexposed. almost all of my shots today were underexposed.
I definitely had some user error here.
on my lcd, they look beautiful. I guess I should turn the brightness down :(

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I may try center-weighted a little more and dial in +1-1/3 to +1-2/3 EC if shooting aperture priority

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Apr 29, 2012 21:27 |  #4742

Saxi, I'm might be going out on a limb but I think your camera is underexposing. I don't have that issue. I can see compensating for the proverbial white wedding dress, black tux, or excessive backlighting, but it seems that you're adding compensation frequently.

I think you should have that checked by Canon. Something's amiss. Frankly, my 5D3 exposes a little better than my 5D2 did. Maybe your examples are situationally unique, but I see a pattern.


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Apr 29, 2012 21:30 |  #4743

Saxi- I don't see a problem... Your subject is in the shadows.. 3/4 of the frame is in direct sunlight that's 3 stops brighter... So in evaluative metering, the meter is doing what it should be... Exposing for the majority of the frame...


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Apr 29, 2012 21:31 |  #4744

Tom W wrote in post #14350528 (external link)
Saxi, I'm might be going out on a limb but I think your camera is underexposing. I don't have that issue. I can see compensating for the proverbial white wedding dress, black tux, or excessive backlighting, but it seems that you're adding compensation frequently.

I think you should have that checked by Canon. Something's amiss. Frankly, my 5D3 exposes a little better than my 5D2 did. Maybe your examples are situationally unique, but I see a pattern.

I've been getting it a lot. +3EV is insane. But it is completely unpredictable. I think I am still in my 30 days, may go to the store and have them swap it. It may just be with early units. If not I plan on calling them, I just can't deal with it anymore. Completely unreliable right now.


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Apr 29, 2012 21:33 |  #4745

va_rider wrote in post #14350552 (external link)
Saxi- I don't see a problem... Your subject is in the shadows.. 3/4 of the frame is in direct sunlight that's 3 stops brighter... So in evaluative metering, the meter is doing what it should be... Exposing for the majority of the frame...

It should know the subject is not in the sun. The 7D would never be this drastic. I have other examples where there is not that much sun. Regardless it is more like 40%-50% than 75%.


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Apr 29, 2012 21:33 |  #4746

va_rider wrote in post #14350552 (external link)
Saxi- I don't see a problem... Your subject is in the shadows.. 3/4 of the frame is in direct sunlight that's 3 stops brighter... So in evaluative metering, the meter is doing what it should be... Exposing for the majority of the frame...

This was my first thought when I saw the photos. You're asking the camera to do something that is impossible unless you shoot brackets or HDR. I've not had any problems with it personally. Also, the one at the top of this page doesn't look 1/2 stop underexposed on my monitor.


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Apr 29, 2012 21:34 |  #4747

Saxi wrote in post #14350561 (external link)
I've been getting it a lot. +3EV is insane. But it is completely unpredictable. I think I am still in my 30 days, may go to the store and have them swap it. It may just be with early units. If not I plan on calling them, I just can't deal with it anymore. Completely unreliable right now.

have you done a proper test in even light in a controlled environment? the lighting in your pics is all over the place. evaluative metering isn't like a human brain, it's just one equation and it can't read your mind. do you ever spot meter?


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Apr 29, 2012 21:35 |  #4748

Higgs Boson wrote in post #14350579 (external link)
have you done a proper test in even light in a controlled environment? the lighting in your pics is all over the place. evaluative metering isn't like a human brain, it's just one equation and it can't read your mind. do you ever spot meter?

Some of those are spot as I said above.


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Apr 29, 2012 21:43 |  #4749

Saxi wrote in post #14350569 (external link)
It should know the subject is not in the sun. The 7D would never be this drastic. I have other examples where there is not that much sun. Regardless it is more like 40%-50% than 75%.

You can't be serious...

You're telling me... That even though the majority of the frame is 3 stops brighter than what you're trying to shoot.. THE CAMERA "should know" what you're trying to shoot??. In a metering mode that evaluates the entire scene...l


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Apr 29, 2012 21:44 |  #4750

Saxi wrote in post #14350587 (external link)
Some of those are spot as I said above.

ok but what about the first part of my post? have you done a real test? it's easy to screw up the exposure in evaluative. not saying you are, just asking.

this is what things like exposure lock and manual mode are for.


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Apr 29, 2012 22:22 |  #4751

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Apr 29, 2012 22:37 |  #4752

Cinematic crop. BTW, I am finding the exposure a little tricky with this camera as well. I am coming from the mk2.

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Apr 29, 2012 22:48 |  #4753

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Cinematic crop. BTW, I am finding the exposure a little tricky with this camera as well. I am coming from the mk2.
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Apr 29, 2012 23:36 |  #4754

Finally got a chance to play around with my new 5DIII and take some dog pictures, I'm still getting used to the metering and new AI Servo options but so far I'm really impressed coming from the 5DC.

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Apr 29, 2012 23:42 |  #4755

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