Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Been spending a lot of time on here!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    chicago
    Posts
    231
    My Gallery
    (0)
    Liked
    1 times

    5D mkii underexposing?

    i'm not sure what it is but most of the shots i take with mkii are underexposed. i always shoot M and never had an issue with any of my previous canon bodies. i've had the 20d, 30d, 40d, 50d, 5d. if i set for iso, say iso1600 for indoors, and F5.6, and shutter, doesn't matter.....the meter is always in the middle, set for proper exposure...it comes out dark!

    i then set to full auto to see what the cam would select. it chooses iso 800....half as much for indoors! the F is the same, and shutter a little different, and the shot looks great. i don't get it.

    with any of my other bodies i have always started with iso, 100 usually outside, and 800 to 1000 indoors, then Fstop based on DOF and shutter accordingly. this is how i have done it for years. this mkii is just not cooperating.

    bottom line..... regardless of settings, the meter is showing correct exposure but it's underexposed. maybe i need to jack the exp. comp setting or something, but i never had to do that before.
    Last edited by guitarkid; 05-11-2009 at 12:19 PM.



  2. #2
    TPF Junkie!
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Greencastle Indiana
    Posts
    1,045
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are NOT OK to Edit
    Liked
    0 times
    Just figure out how the meter is reading then keep that in mind when setting your exposure. You needn't be a slave to the center of the dial.

    What meter mode do you have it in, by the by?

  3. #3
    Been spending a lot of time on here!
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    chicago
    Posts
    231
    My Gallery
    (0)
    Liked
    1 times
    using defaults...right from the factory.
    Last edited by guitarkid; 05-11-2009 at 02:04 PM.

  4. #4
    I spend too much of my life on TPF!
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Mississauga, ON
    Posts
    881
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are NOT OK to Edit
    Liked
    0 times
    That is bizarre. Contact canon about it see if they can suggest anything.
    40D
    EF 24-105 F/4L
    EF 50mm F/1.8
    EF 100 mm F/2.8 Macro
    Speedlite 430EX

    Stand in the thrall of My Tidal Wall

  5. #5
    I spend too much of my life on TPF!
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    735
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are NOT OK to Edit
    Liked
    1 times
    I have an over-exposeure problem. Sorta. My shots metered in the center are usually blown out in evaluative mode. Spot metering is an improvement, but I lose detail in the shadows. I pretty much shoot -1 EV and lighten in post. My 40D is spot on compared to the 5D mark II. Dunno if it's the FF and resolution. I should pick Canon's brain about this.
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, Sony NEX-3, Olympus E-P1
    EF 400 f/2.8L EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS EF 300mm f/4L IS
    EF 24-105 f/4L IS EF 100 f/2.8L IS Macro
    EF 50 f/1.4
    Voigtlander Nokton 35 f/1.4


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/roninstudio/

  6. #6
    TPF Junkie!
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    1,658
    My Gallery
    (0)
    My Photos Are NOT OK to Edit
    Liked
    2 times
    I don't have a 5d, but my XTi consistently under exposes even really easy to meter scenes 1/3rd-2/3rds of a stop low. Not that this helps you in the slightest but when I contacted canon, they said that that was normal.
    Memberships: NAPP, PPA
    Flickr Photostream
    Flickr (Project365)

 

 

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Canon T1i underexposing images automatically?
    By Tyorik in forum Photography Beginners' Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-12-2011, 08:12 AM
  2. Underexposing photos with Raw
    By xsouthpawed in forum Photography Beginners' Forum
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-16-2010, 09:08 PM
  3. Nikon is underexposing
    By KAikens318 in forum Photography Beginners' Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-26-2009, 09:03 PM
  4. underexposing for saturation
    By redlightboogie in forum Beyond the Basics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-19-2004, 05:37 AM
  5. Overexposing/underexposing
    By gonzo in forum Beyond the Basics
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-15-2004, 08:41 PM

Search tags for this page

430ex ii 5dm2 always showing underexposed
,
5d mark ii underexpose
,

5d mark ii underexposing

,
5d mark iii underexposure problem
,
canon 5d mark ii got underexposed
,

canon 5d mark ii underexposure

,
canon 5d mkii under expose
,
canon mark ii underexpose pictures
Click on a term to search for related topics.