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Jan 19, 2018 11:45 |  #1

Hi,
I am new to digital photography and recently bought a new Canon EOS Rebel T6i camera, i am using Manual Settings and every time i want to shoot a photo i have to press the * button to bring up my light meter in live view shooting, in the view finder i have to press the same button ( * ) to bring up the whole meter (Iso, light meter etc.) it really is making my life hard...

I have been all over the menu already and have no idea how to make the metering just STAY and not go away every 4,5 seconds
does anyone know how to do that?

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Jan 19, 2018 12:09 |  #2

Welcome to POTN. What happens when you half-press the shutter button. I don't think you can change the length of time that the meter stays active, but you can change the time that the camera stays "awake".


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Jan 19, 2018 12:27 |  #3

Thank you :)

When i half-press the shutter button the meter activates, but it feels very clumsy because i have to change the ISO/aperture etc..
And i have to do it while half-pressing the shutter button...

By "awake" you mean the keep the camera from powering off? if so, I already tweaked that option and made it so the camera will never auto power off.




  
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Jan 19, 2018 12:48 |  #4

Yes, awake means no auto shut down. I don't think that the metering timer duration can be changed. You just have to get used to getting it all done in 6 seconds or keep the shutter(or *) button pressed.


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Jan 19, 2018 14:47 |  #5

You are using a camera that is quite capable of automating any/all of the exposure parameters (Av/Tv/ISO) for you. You are using said camera in its most basic manual-everything mode. There is nothing wrong with that. Most of us who grew up in the Stone Age started with cameras that had no 'Auto' settings. I only see two paths to getting faster with the camera settings. Practice, or select an auto-mode that suits your needs.


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Jan 19, 2018 16:14 as a reply to  @ Bassat's post |  #6

I don't want anything automated, i want to learn and create my own photos, in my older model canon, the light meter was always ON and in this model for some reason it is not so. I need to keep a button pressed to see my manual stats when i am using all manual, seems a little unnecessary because i need it to keep track of everything




  
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Jan 19, 2018 16:28 |  #7

TheSandValor wrote in post #18544637 (external link)
I don't want anything automated, i want to learn and create my own photos, in my older model canon, the light meter was always ON and in this model for some reason it is not so. I need to keep a button pressed to see my manual stats when i am using all manual, seems a little unnecessary because i need it to keep track of everything

Noble ambitions, to be sure. Most folks can't be bothered with manual settings. Good on you for working at this.

I just checked both my cameras (80D/6D) and the meter/exposure bar is lit all the time while I am adjusting Av/Tv. It does go away when I change ISO. Perhaps you could use AUTO-ISO, or manually select an ISO? ISO has relatively little effect on the outcome of a photo. Shutter speed dramatically affects motion (or not) blur. Aperture dramatically affects depth-of-field. Those two parameters are your main input. Very few viewers could detect the difference between an ISO 100 and an ISO 800 shot, or between an ISO 800 and an ISO 6400 shot. There is a lot of room to maneuver with ISO.


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Jan 19, 2018 18:35 |  #8

That does not work either, the view finder meter lights up, shows me the current ISO ( even in auto ISO it shows the ISO that is chosen) , shutter speed, aperture and light exposure and then it disapears.

Does anyone has the same EOS Rebel T6i and knows what i am talking about? is it this model?




  
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Jan 19, 2018 22:18 |  #9

Just read tthe T6i user manualf which I downloaded from the web...in the index it mentions

  • metering timer on page 205 and page 250
  • live view metering timer on p. 205


On page 363 is the reference information for what time options exist for Live View metering timer.
On page 368 is the reference information for what general time options exist for the metering timer.

User manuals are beneficial, they contain a lot of useful information.

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Jan 22, 2018 05:44 |  #10

But these settings are for live view and movie recording (which is done using live view). For normal viewfinder shooting, you typically have to go to Canon's 1D-series of cameras to find a setting that's relevant for normal viewfinder shooting. It's a fixed time in simpler models.

But there's nothing wrong with your camera. Not only the 750D does this, but all EOS (D)SLR cameras. It's just that the timeout can be set on the most advanced models.
Since the metering values are displayed after halfpress, and then as long as you keep adjusting the values, I've not found it very inconvenient. The reason for turning off is of course to keep energy consumption reasonable in the camera.


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