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Old Saturday 29th October 2005, 21:24   #1
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Having been using my 7D for a couple of months I'm finding that it nearly always under exposes by up to 1 stop. Do other 7D users have a similar experience?

I've just learnt how to use the histogram display, rather that the monitor, and I'm finding that my pictures, with suitable exposure compensation, are now turning out much better and I don't have to resort to increasing the brightness in my computer.
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Old Monday 31st October 2005, 13:36   #2
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Having been using my 7D for a couple of months I'm finding that it nearly always under exposes by up to 1 stop. Do other 7D users have a similar experience?

I've just learnt how to use the histogram display, rather that the monitor, and I'm finding that my pictures, with suitable exposure compensation, are now turning out much better and I don't have to resort to increasing the brightness in my computer.
While I am no expert, I'm always compensating due to the bright sky or dark shadows near the subject. That's what you've got to do. It's not just a 7D issue. I shoot with Nikon and Fuji users and we all must compensate.

I just purchased a used 80-200/2.8 APO HS G. Used it for the first time yesterday. While its a little short, I find the quality of the image far outweighs using my old Sigma 400/5.6 APO. With a larger file size I can zoom/crop as needed. I love my 7D!!
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Having been using my 7D for a couple of months I'm finding that it nearly always under exposes by up to 1 stop. Do other 7D users have a similar experience?

I've just learnt how to use the histogram display, rather that the monitor, and I'm finding that my pictures, with suitable exposure compensation, are now turning out much better and I don't have to resort to increasing the brightness in my computer.
I find that setting the metering to 'spot' rather than multi helps a lot. That way the camera exposes for the subject, rather than the whole seen.
Mind you you will have to film the bird in the central 'spot metering' part of the viewfinder frame for this to work.
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