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Old Aug 2, 2012, 5:32 PM   #1
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Default EOS 40D overexposure

Most all my outdoor shots in sunlight are overexposed. I have tried different modes, but get the same results. I am using evaluative metering. Is there something wrong with the camera, or should I try changing the metering mode? Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Old Aug 2, 2012, 6:19 PM   #2
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Hi- perhaps upload some example shots- with exif data if poss'...?
I take it you don't have the exposure comp' accidentally set high..?
What are the shots like in full Auto mode..?

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Old Aug 17, 2012, 4:36 PM   #3
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A friend of mine had the same problem when he first bought the 5DMKII. He called the Canon tech support and came to a conclusion that it was the metering mode he was using, spot metering. After he changes to Evaluating or Partial Metering, the problem was corrected.
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