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Thread started 26 Feb 2009 (Thursday) 13:18
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5d MK 2 flash underexposure

 
yogibear
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Feb 26, 2009 13:18 |  #1

I've had my mk2 for a week now and was surprised to find that in ettl mode it consistently underexposes shots. I find that I need to compensate +2/3 to +1. I called Canon support about this and the rep told me that it's all a matter of personal preference and that's why the exposure compensation is there. I'm not sure I buy his reasoning because with my 40D I rarely have flash exposure issues. When I take a picture with flash using identical settings, the 5d mk2 will always underexpose compared to the 40D. Other than this small annoyance, the 5D mk2 is an incredible camera. When I first reviewed my first set of pictures taken with it, I was floored at the improvements over my 40D. Btw, I'm using a 580ex II and a 430ex flash.




  
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Feb 26, 2009 13:31 |  #2

Same experience here. Are you bouncing or using direct flash? Fwiw, I have almost always used a bit of +FEC with bouced flash. With the 5DII, I seem to always be in the +1/3 to +1 FEC range.

Also the 5DII tends to underexpose in general. I often use +1/3 to +2/3 EC for general shooting.
Of course with flash I will often opt to keep the ambient exposure a bit under exposed.


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yogibear
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Feb 26, 2009 13:43 as a reply to  @ bacchanal's post |  #3

I've been testing mainly with bounce and shoot through umbrellas.




  
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Feb 26, 2009 16:31 |  #4

similar problems reported elsewhere, but thats what FEC is for!




  
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