I've got a Canon EOS Rebel T2 with the standard 28-90 lens. I always use the full program setting. Until recently, everything was fine. However, the last 4 rolls processed have been much too dark -- almost every picture. They are dark gray/brown. When I take verticle pictures, there is a darker rectangle in the bottom right quadrant of the picture. I have been using Fuji 400 speed film and getting it developed at Costco. Costco has been developing my pictures for years. I've verified through them that there processing is fine. Any ideas what the problem is?
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Re: very dark pictures
your problem is the focusing areas, im sorry that I do not know how to turn it off, the rectangle you see is the area is focusing on, and the darkness is what the camera doesnt focus on, try reading the manual, or turning it off yourself.
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That's odd that the pictures would be coming out under exposed unless the previous owner has gone into the camera functions and switched the ISO from auto to manual. Another reason is that the exposure compensation has been activated and set for - exposure
Under "normal" use the camera will read the DX code on the film canisters and adjust the ISO automatically. However the previous owner may have shut this off in preference to setting the ISO manually. Even though you have ISO 400 in the camera the ISO on in the camera setting may be ISO 1600.
Checking for the Auto ISO and exposure compensation is fairly easy as you can see the film canister through the film window or you know you have loaded 400 speed film. on the LCD panel at the back of the camera is an ISO icon and exposure compensation.
Make sure the ISO for the camera is the same as what you have loaded and if the exposure compensation is to the right of 0 then the resulting picture will be dark. Move this back to the Zero.
I wasn't able to find an exact manual (if you don't have one) for your camera but have found a camera with similar. Here is a ling for that manual.
The Canon Rebel T2i was announced on Feb 08, 2010 and Canon just started shipping the DSLR. Your salesperson was thus correct.
The DSLR is also known as EOS 550D.
It differs from the previously model by:
Higher resolution 18MP CMOS with gapless micro lenses
ISO 6400 no longer in 'expanded' range (12,800 max remains the same)
Was everything set automatic? Was it a cloudy day? Did you take pictures in the sun of an object in shadow? Are your indoor pictures normal? If you are sure everything was OK, no shadows, no bright objects in the picture, ISO was not set 400, flash was not forced on, etc., call Canon. There are adjustments that calibrate the camera for outdoors. It may need to be recalibrated.
Check your exposure compensation. It really sounds like someone set the camera to underexpose. This may be solved by removing the batteries for a few minutes. Other solutions are hitting the reset which will cancel all and return it to factory settings OR navigate to the exposure compensation settings and reset it there. If none of these solutions work, then the camera's internal program is messed up and its internal computer needs replaced.
That all depends on what you have your settings for. If you are not using the program mode, you'll need to make sure to check your Aperature and Shutter speed. Adjusting these might make your pictures come out better. Make sure to check your light meter, the needle or indicator should be in the middle for best results.
You can download the manual from the link below:
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