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Light Meter When I am in manual mode, my light meter seems to be off, especially when I am in the sun. When I adjust the settings to even out the meter, my pictures always come out over exposed. I have to compensate by making them "under exposed" so that they come out normal. Does anyone know what the problem might be?

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  • nsfbr May 11, 2010

    Can you post an example of the pictures that you are taking that are overexposed?  Perhaps it isn't clear to you, but in manual, YOU are responsible for correctly setting the shutter speed and aperture.  It isn't exactly clear what you mean by the light meter being off, since the light meter doesn't actually do anything in manual mode.

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Check your metering settings. Are you using centerweighted, matrix, or spot metering? Try setting camera to matrix metering, use program mode 'P' and adjust exposure to default.

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