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Old Oct 13, 2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Exposure compensation on the 60d

I was playing around with a 60d in the store today and I noticed something. I was getting fairly comfortable with it and it's controls but I could not find a way to change the exposure compensation or white balance without going into the menu on the LCD screen on the back of the camera. Did I miss something or is it not possible to change white balance and compensation without going through the menu system? I cant change compensation while still looking through the viewfinder?
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 12:01 PM   #2
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try this
http://support-th.canon-asia.com/con...200838300.html
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 4:29 PM   #3
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Seems unusual to not have a specific button for exposure compensation- but hey,once you know where it is...!
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Old Oct 16, 2011, 3:37 AM   #4
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It's very straightforward, half-press the shutter and rotate the dial.

Not having a dedicated dial is fine because:
1. The Canon metering is pretty accurate, having to dial in EC is an exception rather than the rule.
2. With #1 in mind, it stops you changing the setting by accident.
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Indeed it is straightforward- and Canon users will be familiar with this type of system,though anyone converting from Nikon,Pentax,Sony,Olympus etc might be scratching their head for a while...lol
I remember feeling a bit of a plum for a while,searching in vain for the exp' comp' when I purchased my 20D some time ago- until I found the two position on/off switch...lol
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In aperture priority, half press the shutter to set the standard exposure, then use the dial on the back under your thumb to dial up or down exposure compensation.
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 12:02 AM   #7
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In aperture priority, half press the shutter to set the standard exposure, then use the dial on the back under your thumb to dial up or down exposure compensation.
Oh, so that's how to do it! Great to know, thanks.
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