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Re: Washed out pictures
Set our exposure compensation to - 2 or more.
If you don't know how to do or set the above, then try the following:
If images are overexposed by one stop: set ASA/ISO to one number higher (if using100, set to 200).
By two stops (100 to 400)
By three stops (100 to 800)
You can still set camera in auto modes(P,A, S).
Just make sure to set back your ASA when shooting indoor.
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A good solution is from the main overview screen, press the button in the very bottom left-hand corner. From there, you can manually adjust the exposure of all pictures taken. Try turning it down until the pictures look normal. Another thing to try is to lower the ISO, which can also be controlled from the same menu, or from the settings in the camera. The max is 1600, with the lowest being 100.
Try going into the review menu, choose setup and then choose 'reset all' This should re-set all shooting settings to automatic and solve the problem. If that doesn't do the trick, your sensor is probably damaged - not good news - sorry
A stuck shutter is another common failure mode for digital cameras. The symptoms of a stuck or "sticky" shutter are very similar to CCD image sensor failure. The camera may take black pictures (for shutter stuck closed), or the pictures may be very bright and overexposed, especially when taken outdoors (for shutter stuck open).
To confirm a stuck shutter, put the camera in any mode other than "Auto", and turn the flash OFF (you don't want to blind yourself for the next step). Next look down the lens and take a picture. You should see a tiny flicker in the center of the lens as the shutter opens and closes. If no movement is seen, then you likely have a stuck shutter. If so, please see the following for further info and a simple fix that may help:
You will need to read the manual. I f you have a basic
understanding of how ISO, shutterspeed & Aperture width
combine to determine the 'right exposure.
Set the camera to Av (aperture priority mode). Half press the shutter
button and see the light meter indicator to see how well exposed your
shot will be. For most cases you would be aiming for a value of 0
(properly exposed). The metering mode determines what part of the frame
is used to compute the correct amount of light. For starters begin with
pattern metering. Try and aim for a shutter speed of 1/125 or more if
you are using the 17-55 mm EF-S f3/5-f5.6. Try and shoot at 40 mm F/5.6
(in Av mode this can be set by rotating the dial near the shutter
All the best
The problem is with the auto feature of the camera .Use auto in daylight outdoors for any other situation try different setting like p made.Donot increase iso level more than 400.Clean your front glass element with soft cotton cloth
Washed out I would guess looks like it's all white or a lot of white instead of the colors on the pictures. My guess is that your camera is over-exposing the pictures. Usually keeping it in automatic should solve your problem. But if it still doesn't, then it might be that you have an offsetting function that I think is called EV, which is either a plus or a minus function. Plus for over-exposing and minus or under-exposing. Read the manual and look for this function. Usually keeping it on auto is enough. Let me know if this helps.
Hi This all depends on what format you are shooting. For RAW this does not matter as you will be able to change the white balance setting on the computer under your programs white balance settings as the main thing. For shooting in .jpg probably a good general setting should be cloudy for outdoors. Gives a warmer picture. and for other people the AWB (Auto White Balance) may work fine. Again it depends really on your taste.
If the images are washed out it could be you are shooting in RAW, as this format does not alter any info and is stored on the card as it was taken. .jpg does process the image adding saturation, sharpness etc.
A quick fix for some has been to use the settings under 'Picture Style' and changing thes to suit the subject. Faithful will record things as is and not apply and adjustments and will look a little washed out.
NOTE: Shooting in RAW gives you complete control over your image but does mean you need to process the shots later on you computer to get them as you saw them.
Note 2: You are getting the fish Eye effect as on the 24-105 as you are using this on the 24mm end of the Zoom. (Wider end). Try moving it up through to 105.
learning to use light metering correctly can have its challenge. the manual will guide you on how to set up to read light from the subject. spot metering a dark area will cause general overexposure, or a washed out look. spot metering a bright area will cause a dark image. if you are on spot meter and shoot two people standing together against a bright lit background, your meter will see between them if they are centered, and read all that bright background, setting the camera to a less sensitive combination of aperture / shutter speed, resulting in a dark image. use field averaging meter setting and be sure you are metering the subject and not the background. try shooting a wall that is fairly clear of other colors and uniform it light hitting it, you should have a correctly exposed image. since it works in other modes (at least 1, anyway) then it is unlikely you have an exposure compensation issue. that is the only other non defect issue that would cause your problem. once you confirm that you have these settings correct and still get a dark image, its time to have it serviced. good luck mark
I'm not familiar with that exact camera, but buried in the cameras menus - there are various options to set the camera to such setting as auto exposure and that sort of thing. Sounds like you may have discovered that already.
In addition, some cameras offer a "white balance" setting - and that should be set on day light.