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Old May 27, 2005, 2:08 PM   #1
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need help????

if i put cam in m mode am i trying to get the ev to read 0 , by moving the f and a i see the ev moving up and down.

so when it reads 0 i should get a good shot ?

or am i just not getting it ??



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Old May 27, 2005, 2:24 PM   #2
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need help????

by moving the f and a i see the ev moving up and down.

so when it reads 0 i should get a good shot ?

or am i just not getting it ??
That's basically it.

And now for the fine print.

You want EV at 0 when your scene has an average spread from light to dark AND the object of most interest to you is nicely bathed in that average light.

If your subject is dark and your background light... like a person in front of a window... you might take several shots at different settings ("bracket" the shot) and you might find that +1 or even +2 is right. If your subject is light and your background dark, like candlelit wassaillers in a snowy dusk, you might find that -1 or -2 is right.

AND...

In M, you can also change the shutter speed AND the ISO speed to obtain the exposure you want... not just the f/ stop.

BUT...

you probably don't want to have a shutter speed slower than 1/60 if you're not using a tripod....

and you probably don't want to go to ISO 400 or 800 if you are bothered by noise (grain, or noticeableirregularity in dark or flatly coloredplaces such as shadows or sky).

(You might want to begin experimenting in the P mode, which is exactly the same as Auto, except that you can control EV and ISO).

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Old May 27, 2005, 11:57 PM   #3
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All useful information big D. Thank you!!


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