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Old May 28, 2013, 5:47 PM   #1
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Default Question time...before the camra goes out of the window....

I'm trying to shoot long exposures in manual mode at "my" settings.
EG: 60 secs at F22.

But the &%$#* Exposure compensation keeps overriding me by as much as 5 stops and not the same every time, it likes +2.7 for some #[email protected]&* reason.... so I can't even compensate for the compensation.

I can't find a way in the camera or on line on how to switch it off.

Any ideas guys.


How the hell can they call it manual if they override me....Arrrrgh! It's frustrating.
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Old May 28, 2013, 5:57 PM   #2
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Hey Ken

Not sure whats up there .. I would have thought with it all in manual mode it would just stick to the settings. Anything over at Wrotnaiks that could help ?

I'll have dig around and see what I can find out to help...

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?? It has to be something in the other settings. Never heard of this. When I get a chance I will see what I can find.
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That's what I thought as well Harj. Manual means Manual doesn't it. I was trying to take shots at the beach this am. I just got cold and pissed.

I didn't find anything in Wrotnaiks, doesn't mean it's not there though.

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Old May 28, 2013, 9:00 PM   #5
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OK I get it......Duh!

The Exposure control reading is not "Active" It's just telling me that I'm *2.7 stops over or under what the camera "thinks" I should be at.*

I know most of the time the camera is smarter than I am, but sometimes it frustrates me..


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"The metering system is still working in the manual mode (that's why it is often referred to as "metered manual"), and the difference between your exposure as set, and the one metered, in EV, is shown in the top-right corner of the Control Panel. For example, "-2.3" means that your exposure is 2.3 EV lower than metered. The same information is additionally conveyed on the exposure compensation scale to the heft of the value shown."
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Glad you figured it out. I remember now. I shoot manual so seldom that I had to think about it. Yep, it will shoot at whatever settings you have chosen manually, while letting you know just as an FYI how far off you are from the metered value.
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Glad you figured it out. I remember now. I shoot manual so seldom that I had to think about it. Yep, it will shoot at whatever settings you have chosen manually, while letting you know just as an FYI how far off you are from the metered value.
Because I was pushing far off the metered value. I kept thinking it was doing a Microsoft Word annoyance thingy by auto correcting..

Thanks for answering me Steven and Harj
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So how are the exposures actually turning out?

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Old May 31, 2013, 5:54 PM   #9
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So how are the exposures actually turning out?

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You had to ask didn’t you?

Terry and I got home after trying some shots out at Rosario Beach. I dug out 3 old filters from my OM days. Sharon bought me a Cokin set so 35 years ago..Oh my!

I found a -5 sepia and a graduated sepia. Then a -5 ND. So I cobbled them together and fitted them on my 14-54 kits lens (From 49mm to fit a 58mm) and it worked quite well stacking all 3 filters

Trouble was the weather…. It’s been misty overcast all week and today the skies decided to clear up and eventually the sun came out. Quite beautiful really…buggers!!! That also meant that the sea was fairly calm and I needed a little chop to get a misty look to it. Instead I blew it out.

Seeing I had the sepia filters I had to go to B&W to make them look decent.

Here they are Not quite what I hoped for but better than I thought. We'll try again..!

They’ll improve with a more overcast sky (evening) and choppier waters. I should have cut down to F16 to give more time but I got single minded about the f stop. At least I had the one thought...

#1 is from the camera with the Cokin sepia. 10 seconds @ f22
#2 went to B&W at 15 seconds @ f22
#3 Tried a Sepia finish from PP. 60 seconds @ f22
#4 another B&W 20 seconds @ f22.
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Well if I'm understanding where you're going, I really enjoyed this sequence and would really enjoy tracking the evolution of the photos. And I'm pretty sure a lot of other folks in the forum would enjoy that too.

BTW, FWIW I like the B&Ws the most, and I rarely like B&W photos.
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