broken XTI or messed internal setting or just bad light?

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  1. dslrchat

    dslrchat TPF Noob!

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    Ok, so I wanted to take a picture of my steak on the BBQ.

    The Exposure meter seems to be off some how.
    Using manual mode, looking at exposure meter, I set at 0 and image was obviously under exposed, went to +1 and it was better but at +1.5 (to my untrained eye) seemed to be right.

    I looked in menu (Rebel XTI) and see Flash exposure compensation (at 0) but no exposure compensation. (AEB also at 0)

    There was a fairly bright sun over my left sholder (was too hungry to wait for proper light lol), In your opinion, was this exposure meter innacurracy due to really bad lighting, a messed up setting in menu or is my XTI itself messed up?




    PS, I ended up taking 5 bracketed shots to be sure to get right exposure,
    so for your pleasure,
    here is a 5 shot HDR Steak photo ;)
    PSs - C& C on Steak is welcomed :drool:


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    Btw, I ate that whole Steak a 2 Baked potatoes.

    But I really am curious as to why the Exposure meter was soooo off, i even tried an Auto shot and it was very undr exposed, which is leading me to beleive it was just the bad lighting?
     
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    I gather you mean ate it looks too good with all that pepper on it to hate it LOL
     
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    lol ya i fixed the typo, ATE not hATE the steak lol
     
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    I am not able to lok at the Histogram of these photos at the moment, but have been doing some reading on them.

    Could my exposure meter in Rebel just have been fooled due to harsh lighting?
     
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    Was this a one time thing, or does it always happen? My 50mm f/1.8 consistently meters 1 stop under. I have no idea why, and my other lens meters just fine.
     
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    Hmmmm what kind of metering did you use? I know the XT doesn't have spot or I would say that is probably why, but did you use evaluative, center weighted, ect...
     
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    would this matter for this picture?? it's not very contrasty...

    not sure what lens your using but.....

    on my nikon... non-nikon lenses don't seem to meter as good as my nikon lenses... just FOOD for thought... pun intended...

    btw... your're a pig.... that's a huge steak.... i like you.....

    on a steak like that... i'd shell out an extra 2 buck for the lea&perrins...
     
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    Well, I'm trying to take into consideration that this shot is an HDR of five shots. If that's the case, it's possible the overall scene is contrasty. And even then... I have found that center weight and evaluative do meter quite differently in some situations. But the only thing reall that could really mess up metering is the white on the coffee cup thingy and it's not big enough I don't think to fool the meter. I have been leaning on the lens being faulty, but do you have other shots the support this underexposure, dslrchat?
     
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    sorry bobblybill..... missed the part of being hdr on the op post
     
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    Also, that's a friggin huge steak
     

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