Having recently swapped my 2x40Ds for both a new 5D2 and a 7D I am totally dismayed to see that both cameras are over exposing peoples faces at weddings.
Nothing has changed in the way that I'm using my equipment, but when shooting a bride and groom, doing just about anything, I continually get faces that are 2-3 stops over exposed. So much in fact that I can't even recover the highlights, and that's me shooting Raw.
Everything else in the scene is perect, it's as if the flash has gone crazy and blasted the scene, instead of just filling in with flash. This is happening in both new bodies, and I'm using 580EXii flash units. Not on every picture by any means, just randomly, but more often that not.
Metering mode is evaluative, that's what I've always used, and never had an issue, and I'm using mainly the centre point focus.
I refuse to believe that I've got two duff bodies with the same fault, or that both of my flash units have developed the same fault all of a sudden.
I've obviously checked all the basics and obvious things - the flash exposure compensation is normal and I'm using the setup on ETTL. This happens on either Tv or Av the two modes that I use the most.
Sure, it seems to happen when the guys are wearing black (the case at every wedding!) and I accept that I'm quickly focussing on the jacket rather than actually on their face most of the time for speed, but again, I've always done it this way and with no issues. So I initially thought that the system was trying to get the black jacket to resemble 18% grey, but on the few occassions that I've deliberately focussed on their face, it has still done it !
What has changed?
Or, if your's works, what settings are you using focus, and metering wise
One last question, would I also be correct in saying that both of these bodies are way behind the 40D when it comes to finding focus on a black jacket in a dark room, ie the first dance ?
The 40D got focus every time, and never hunted, but even the 7D hunts the same scene with the same lens, when it gets darker.
Any advice is appreciated.