Another Exp Comp ?

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  1. Enem178

    Enem178 TPF Noob!

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    From what i've read exposure compensation is a feature that you set to under or overexpose the shot by how ever much you dial in right ?? Ok my question is, what is the advantage of using the exposure compensation feature when all you have to do is adj the iso, shutter speed, etc as you normally would to achieve the results you want?
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Exposure compensation is used primarily with auto exposure.
    When you know that the automatic exposure will under/over expose the scene ... you can bias the system manually. Handy when you are taking a number of shots of the same type scene.

    If you are using manual exposure, then you will do this yourself.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's correct. Exposure compensation is basically the same thing as changing the shutter speed or aperture...the difference is that with EC, you are telling the camera to adjust the settings away from the meter reading (auto modes). If you put the camera into manual mode, then you can change the settings to go over or under the meter reading.
     
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    ok i see, thanks for clarifying that for me!!
     

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