Question about Canon EOS 400D / Rebel XTi Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens
1) Using my Canob Rebel XT on Auto and taking outdoor pictures on a sunny day all pictures are dark. Switching to Manual and changing ISO to 100 gives me great pictures. Why won't the camera work outdoors on auto? Is it software issue? 2)Taking indoor pictures on auto mode sometinmes flash does not go off. THis happens if especially bright light from outside enters the room. I have attempted to just try to use the manual flash but it does not always work. Is there a trick to uing the manual flash?
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.
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
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