Overexposure on 350D

Discussion in 'Photography' started by mOSaiC, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. mOSaiC

    mOSaiC Guest

    I've have my XT for about 2 months now. I find that the camera is pretty
    sensitive to daylight. Most of my day pictures are somewhat over exposed.
    I've helped it out by changing the metering to center frame metering. But I
    think the camera is still tricked about 25% of the time.

    I was just wondering if any one else noticed that as well.
     
    mOSaiC, Dec 22, 2005
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  2. mOSaiC

    Rob Novak Guest

    Such is the peril of reflective light metering. It's not just the
    350D/RebelXT, or even just digital cameras. Every photographer deals
    with the inherent problems of maintaining proper exposure across the
    entire frame in high-contrast lighting. The different metering modes
    available simply choose how much of, and what parts of, the frame are
    used to set the median exposure of 18% average reflectivity.

    It's vital that the person behind the camera know how this works if
    they are to have any hope whatsoever of controlling their exposures,
    rather than depending on the Magic Camera Imps to do the job for them.
    Learning the basic relationships of sensitivity, time, aperture, and
    light go a long way to understanding why your photographs turn out the
    way they do.

    Here's a good starting summary:
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-metering.htm
     
    Rob Novak, Dec 22, 2005
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  3. mOSaiC

    mOSaiC Guest

    I really never had this problem with my Rebel Ti. I wish the 350D had spot
    metering. Oh well. Thanks for this information.
     
    mOSaiC, Dec 23, 2005
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