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Old Feb 11, 2005, 9:15 PM   #1
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I picked up a 10d the other day to replace my 300d. I was strulin with the small buffer and lack of AI shooting raw.
I have only managed a couple of hours outside with it but I have noticed nearly all my shots seem one stop over exposed.

I have tried evaluative meterin and tried several combinations within custom functions, the closest to a good exposure I can get is to use center weighted with AI servo on.

I spoke to the shop I bouht it from and they have agreed to refund my money so there isnt a problem there. Im not overly familiar with all the custom functions. I know what they do in their own right but im not sure what the different combinations do together.

Am I missing something obvious ?

Even in full auto mode the shots im getting are still slightly over but only by half a stop, and why using AI servo it corrects the shots im afraid I have no idea.

If anyone has any thoughts id be greatful, Monday is one of the last hunts before the Fox hunting ban comes into place in our country and I was really wanting to get some shots before it all ends.

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Old Feb 13, 2005, 8:08 AM   #2
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Do you get this with only one lens or with various lenses? I had an over exposure issue with a particular lens on my 300D. That same lens worked on other types of Canon cameras but not on any 300Ds. Canon replaced the lens.

FYI, it was a Canon 50mm 2.8.
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Old Feb 14, 2005, 1:35 AM   #3
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No im afraid it is all lenses. Even the one that came with it and was used by the previous owner. Looking back before I purchased it I remember it was set to -1 on the meter. I was hoping moving from the 300d to this it was just me not used to it, but after a few days now i know it is the camera. I have just oredered a brand new one and this one goes back on wednesday. I have a fair idea where the metering lies so I will hopefully still get some decent shots today.

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Old Feb 15, 2005, 8:38 AM   #4
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Is your exposure compensation setting zeroed? The wheel can change it and some people not used to the camera have ended up with overexposed pictures this way.

There should be a menu item to zero (reset) all the custom functions. If you can't find it, I think you could also do it by removing both batteries (big one and coin sized one) for half an hour.
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 8:41 AM   #5
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Have you done a side by side comparison with your 300D?

Have you used the F16 rule?

Have you taken a series at the same EV but increasing shutter speed while opening the lens?

Have you considered posting some examples so that people trying to help you could see?
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 5:56 PM   #6
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Yeah thanks for your replies. Yes the wheel was zeroed. It was the camera for sure. Got the new one today and its just great. I really only wanted the extra buffer and that was the reason for the change, I know its an older gen camera but im very pleased with it. AI Servo while using RAW, 9 frame buffer, I really like the viewer zoom too plus it feels a whoile lot more than the 300.
Im not knocking the 300, it has really wet my appetite again for photography. I guess it has done what canon wanted it to do.

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