30D - odd shutter/metering behaviour

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Chris Gilbert, May 25, 2007.

  1. Have any 30D users come across a situation where the
    camera throws the shutter for less time then indicated by
    metering ? I was shooting late yesterday and the camera
    persistently misbehaved, seriously underexposing the shot.
    Curiously, I switched off and packed to head off home and
    came across something else to shoot while walking back
    but this time the camera behaved impeccably. The only
    thing I can think of is that for at least a couple of hours
    while I was working I allowed the camera to continually
    drop into sleep mode when I was lining up the next shot. I
    can imagine some kind of software fault associated with
    sleep mode that messes up the internal memory in some
    manner. After switching off and on again, thereby rebooting,
    everything was OK. Also, it's been fine again today.

    Sound famliar to anyone ?

    Chris
     
    Chris Gilbert, May 25, 2007
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  2. Chris Gilbert

    Ray Fischer Guest

    When it's happened to me it was because I inadvertently spun the dial
    on the back and set a negative exposure compensation. Check the exif
    data for the photos and see if there is any exposure compensation.
     
    Ray Fischer, May 26, 2007
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  3. Chris Gilbert

    Ray Fischer Guest

    #1 being that you're an idiot?
    Which is another reason why P&S cameras suck down batteries so fast.
     
    Ray Fischer, May 26, 2007
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  4. Chris Gilbert

    Ray Fischer Guest

    As opposed to several thousand for an SLR?
    LOL! Making up stories, now?
     
    Ray Fischer, May 26, 2007
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  5. Chris Gilbert

    Guest Guest

    in typical use (some flash, some use of lcd, etc.) the nikon d50 will
    last roughly 1200-1500 shots per battery charge and i've heard of
    people getting 2000 shots per charge.

    high speed flash sync is available at all shutter speeds, which is
    1/4000th on the d50 and as high as 1/8000th with other nikon cameras.
    normal flash sync is 1/500th on the d50.
    except you seem to be misinformed about what a dslr can and cannot do.
    nor do you mention the drawbacks and limitations of a point and shoot
    camera.
     
    Guest, May 26, 2007
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  6. Kevin McMurtrie wrote
    Ah, now that's very plausible. I'll look out for it.

    Thanks Kevin.

    Chris
     
    Chris Gilbert, May 26, 2007
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  7. My DSLRs are using this C's tech, although one of my lenses is a
    holdover from the Dark Ages.....
     
    John McWilliams, May 26, 2007
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  8. Your particular lens may only be from last century, but the technology
    of lenses dates back to Ancient Greece. Don't you think it's time to
    scrap that and come up with something new?
     
    Fredrik Sandstrom, May 29, 2007
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  9. Absolutely! I am waiting for my dream- a camera the size of a match book
    that uses sonar and other technologies to capture as much detail as I
    direct it from whatever distance. Voice commands, such as: "Eagle, 11
    o'clock high, 5,000 yards, make it 300 ppi filling frame.
     
    John McWilliams, May 29, 2007
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