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      07-08-2005, 08:01 PM
Hi,

Can anyone shed some light on a problem I am having. (no pun intended)

I use an EOS 1d Mk2 with a 550EZ flash.

I set camera on evaluative metering and manually select a focus point.

I focus on main subject and recmpose shot if required.

Quite often I get over-exposure. But sometimes the exposure is OK.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please.

Sorry for posting a pic in here but it does illustrate my point. The
focus point was in the middle of the frame in this instance.

TIA

Dave H
 
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      07-08-2005, 09:42 PM
From: <(E-Mail Removed)>

| Hi,
|
| Can anyone shed some light on a problem I am having. (no pun intended)
|
| I use an EOS 1d Mk2 with a 550EZ flash.
|
| I set camera on evaluative metering and manually select a focus point.
|
| I focus on main subject and recmpose shot if required.
|
| Quite often I get over-exposure. But sometimes the exposure is OK.
|
| Can anyone point me in the right direction please.
|
| Sorry for posting a pic in here but it does illustrate my point. The
| focus point was in the middle of the frame in this instance.
|
| TIA
|
| Dave H

I'm glad to see that your JPEG was NOT posted. alt.photography is a discussion only News
Group. The alt.binaries hierarchy is for posting JPEGs and other attachments. You can post
your JPEG to a web page or to a binaries News Group and reference that posted JPEG here.

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      07-08-2005, 10:23 PM

"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
news:irCze.71$8N5.57@trnddc09...
> From: <(E-Mail Removed)>
>
> | Hi,
> |
> | Can anyone shed some light on a problem I am having. (no pun intended)
> |
> | I use an EOS 1d Mk2 with a 550EZ flash.
> |
> | I set camera on evaluative metering and manually select a focus point.
> |
> | I focus on main subject and recmpose shot if required.
> |
> | Quite often I get over-exposure. But sometimes the exposure is OK.
> |
> | Can anyone point me in the right direction please.
> |
> | Sorry for posting a pic in here but it does illustrate my point. The
> | focus point was in the middle of the frame in this instance.
> |
> | TIA
> |
> | Dave H
>
> I'm glad to see that your JPEG was NOT posted. alt.photography is a
> discussion only News
> Group. The alt.binaries hierarchy is for posting JPEGs and other
> attachments. You can post
> your JPEG to a web page or to a binaries News Group and reference that
> posted JPEG here.
>
> --
> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>


You are using ETTL? No metering is perfect. I wonder if you are too close
and the flash is putting out the minimum amount of light that it can which
is some times too much. I use the 550EX, When close and tight I try to
bounce it whenever I can.. What flash apeture are you using? Perhaps you
need to stop down the lens and make the flash work a little harder....

Just some ideas...



 
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      07-08-2005, 11:32 PM
I usually shoot on a 16-35 f2.8 at apertures around f8.0.

Sometimes I am quite close when at 16mm.

The jpeg that didn't post showed a couple about 5 feet from the camera,
iso 100, 30mm focal length, 1/20th second exposure. I also had a
stofen flash softening device on the camera.

I have put the image at

http://www.dah.co.uk/flash%20problem.jpg

so you can see the problem.

Hope you can help

Dave H

In article <W5CdnVVf9q9cYVPfRVn-(E-Mail Removed)>, DBLEXPOSURE
<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
> news:irCze.71$8N5.57@trnddc09...
> > From: <(E-Mail Removed)>
> >
> > | Hi,
> > |
> > | Can anyone shed some light on a problem I am having. (no pun intended)
> > |
> > | I use an EOS 1d Mk2 with a 550EZ flash.
> > |
> > | I set camera on evaluative metering and manually select a focus point.
> > |
> > | I focus on main subject and recmpose shot if required.
> > |
> > | Quite often I get over-exposure. But sometimes the exposure is OK.
> > |
> > | Can anyone point me in the right direction please.
> > |
> > | Sorry for posting a pic in here but it does illustrate my point. The
> > | focus point was in the middle of the frame in this instance.
> > |
> > | TIA
> > |
> > | Dave H
> >
> > I'm glad to see that your JPEG was NOT posted. alt.photography is a
> > discussion only News
> > Group. The alt.binaries hierarchy is for posting JPEGs and other
> > attachments. You can post
> > your JPEG to a web page or to a binaries News Group and reference that
> > posted JPEG here.
> >
> > --
> > Dave
> > http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> > http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
> >
> >

>
> You are using ETTL? No metering is perfect. I wonder if you are too close
> and the flash is putting out the minimum amount of light that it can which
> is some times too much. I use the 550EX, When close and tight I try to
> bounce it whenever I can.. What flash apeture are you using? Perhaps you
> need to stop down the lens and make the flash work a little harder....
>
> Just some ideas...
>
>
>

 
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      07-09-2005, 01:30 AM
On 8/7/05 11:23 pm, in article W5CdnVVf9q9cYVPfRVn-(E-Mail Removed),
"DBLEXPOSURE" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>
> "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
> news:irCze.71$8N5.57@trnddc09...
>> From: <(E-Mail Removed)>
>>
>> | Hi,
>> |
>> | Can anyone shed some light on a problem I am having. (no pun intended)
>> |
>> | I use an EOS 1d Mk2 with a 550EZ flash.
>> |
>> | I set camera on evaluative metering and manually select a focus point.
>> |
>> | I focus on main subject and recmpose shot if required.
>> |
>> | Quite often I get over-exposure. But sometimes the exposure is OK.
>> |
>> | Can anyone point me in the right direction please.
>> |
>> | Sorry for posting a pic in here but it does illustrate my point. The
>> | focus point was in the middle of the frame in this instance.
>> |
>> | TIA
>> |
>> | Dave H
>>
>> I'm glad to see that your JPEG was NOT posted. alt.photography is a
>> discussion only News
>> Group. The alt.binaries hierarchy is for posting JPEGs and other
>> attachments. You can post
>> your JPEG to a web page or to a binaries News Group and reference that
>> posted JPEG here.
>>
>> --
>> Dave
>> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
>> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>>
>>

>
> You are using ETTL? No metering is perfect. I wonder if you are too close
> and the flash is putting out the minimum amount of light that it can which
> is some times too much. I use the 550EX, When close and tight I try to
> bounce it whenever I can.. What flash apeture are you using? Perhaps you
> need to stop down the lens and make the flash work a little harder....
>
> Just some ideas...
>
>
>


ETTL is pants on a 1ds but seems much better on a 20d. Use the manual
settings to get consistent flash power output.

 
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      07-09-2005, 10:38 AM

<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:090720050032366838%(E-Mail Removed)...
>I usually shoot on a 16-35 f2.8 at apertures around f8.0.
>
> Sometimes I am quite close when at 16mm.
>
> The jpeg that didn't post showed a couple about 5 feet from the camera,
> iso 100, 30mm focal length, 1/20th second exposure. I also had a
> stofen flash softening device on the camera.
>
> I have put the image at
>
> http://www.dah.co.uk/flash%20problem.jpg
>
> so you can see the problem.
>
> Hope you can help
>
> Dave H


Dude, try dialing down the exposure compensation on the flash itself -1ev
to -2ev and see what happens.
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      07-09-2005, 10:48 AM

"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
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> I'm glad to see that your JPEG was NOT posted. alt.photography is a
> discussion only News
> Group. The alt.binaries hierarchy is for posting JPEGs and other
> attachments. You can post
> your JPEG to a web page or to a binaries News Group and reference that
> posted JPEG here.


What was the point of that post? Wanna take a stab at actually answering the
guy's question?


 
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      07-09-2005, 03:59 PM
From: "grolschie" <(E-Mail Removed)>

|
| "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
| news:irCze.71$8N5.57@trnddc09...
>> I'm glad to see that your JPEG was NOT posted. alt.photography is a
>> discussion only News
>> Group. The alt.binaries hierarchy is for posting JPEGs and other
>> attachments. You can post
>> your JPEG to a web page or to a binaries News Group and reference that
>> posted JPEG here.

|
| What was the point of that post? Wanna take a stab at actually answering the
| guy's question?
|

If you don't get the point then you are surely clueless !

As for answering the question, my knowledge of the subject matter is not up to par to do so.

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      07-09-2005, 06:43 PM
It was a mistake to try to incorporate an image. But luckily it did
not post.

I have put a link to the picture in question, in a previous post.

As for help, many thanks, I now have a few ideas to try.

Many thanks.

Dave H


In article <dvSze.3700$8N5.854@trnddc09>, David H. Lipman
<DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote:

> From: "grolschie" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>
> |
> | "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
> | news:irCze.71$8N5.57@trnddc09...
> >> I'm glad to see that your JPEG was NOT posted. alt.photography is a
> >> discussion only News
> >> Group. The alt.binaries hierarchy is for posting JPEGs and other
> >> attachments. You can post
> >> your JPEG to a web page or to a binaries News Group and reference that
> >> posted JPEG here.

> |
> | What was the point of that post? Wanna take a stab at actually answering the
> | guy's question?
> |
>
> If you don't get the point then you are surely clueless !
>
> As for answering the question, my knowledge of the subject matter is not up to par to do so.

 
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      07-09-2005, 07:35 PM
Next time bracket your exposures. Start at f/8 and then 11 and finish with
f/13. Your camera can bracket automaticly and I am sure your flash can too.
However, I have never tried it. I would be concerned the flash wouldn't
charge fast enough. Worth trying tho. You can allways do in manualy...





<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:090720050032366838%(E-Mail Removed)...
>I usually shoot on a 16-35 f2.8 at apertures around f8.0.
>
> Sometimes I am quite close when at 16mm.
>
> The jpeg that didn't post showed a couple about 5 feet from the camera,
> iso 100, 30mm focal length, 1/20th second exposure. I also had a
> stofen flash softening device on the camera.
>
> I have put the image at
>
> http://www.dah.co.uk/flash%20problem.jpg
>
> so you can see the problem.
>
> Hope you can help
>
> Dave H
>
> In article <W5CdnVVf9q9cYVPfRVn-(E-Mail Removed)>, DBLEXPOSURE
> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
>> news:irCze.71$8N5.57@trnddc09...
>> > From: <(E-Mail Removed)>
>> >
>> > | Hi,
>> > |
>> > | Can anyone shed some light on a problem I am having. (no pun
>> > intended)
>> > |
>> > | I use an EOS 1d Mk2 with a 550EZ flash.
>> > |
>> > | I set camera on evaluative metering and manually select a focus
>> > point.
>> > |
>> > | I focus on main subject and recmpose shot if required.
>> > |
>> > | Quite often I get over-exposure. But sometimes the exposure is OK.
>> > |
>> > | Can anyone point me in the right direction please.
>> > |
>> > | Sorry for posting a pic in here but it does illustrate my point. The
>> > | focus point was in the middle of the frame in this instance.
>> > |
>> > | TIA
>> > |
>> > | Dave H
>> >
>> > I'm glad to see that your JPEG was NOT posted. alt.photography is a
>> > discussion only News
>> > Group. The alt.binaries hierarchy is for posting JPEGs and other
>> > attachments. You can post
>> > your JPEG to a web page or to a binaries News Group and reference that
>> > posted JPEG here.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Dave
>> > http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
>> > http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>> >
>> >

>>
>> You are using ETTL? No metering is perfect. I wonder if you are too
>> close
>> and the flash is putting out the minimum amount of light that it can
>> which
>> is some times too much. I use the 550EX, When close and tight I try to
>> bounce it whenever I can.. What flash apeture are you using? Perhaps
>> you
>> need to stop down the lens and make the flash work a little harder....
>>
>> Just some ideas...
>>
>>
>>



 
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