A&P dumb question (exposure compensation)

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    when do you guys use exposure compensation?

    it's never been something I messed with, which hasn't been a problem, but it just makes me wonder if I could get better shots using it.

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    what has to happen for you to say "oh i should adjust my EV"?
     
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    The only time I use exposure compensation is on my flash if I want to dial down the power a bit and still use ETTL. Otherwise I simply adjust either aperture or shutter speed to taste.
     
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    okay, i do adjust my flash compensation for the same reasons, but otherwise i just find the right exposure in manual mode. :bigok:

    so I'm not really missing out on anything?
     
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    sometimes I'll set my EV to -1 to -2 in program or priority mode when using a manual external flash if I'm not in the best situation to shoot in manual
     
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    For situations where you don't have the time to take shots and make adjustments and your using Program mode for that purpose. It gives you a one dial solution to getting the exposure right without messing up your DoF or shutter speed.

    I've been using P mode and exposure comp a lot lately to get used to it.
    I used manual only on my camera for the first 8 months or so to get used to all functions. Now its time to learn how easy things can be:)
     
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    the manual that came with the camera should cover this
     
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    Not as far as I can see. The only time exposure compensation makes sense is if you're shooting in a program mode. I never shoot in anything but manual mode myself.
     
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    if you are in aperture priority the ev will adjust the calculated shutter speed higher or lower to suit. Likewise with the aperture in shutter priority. If you are shooting in M then you should already be doing this in your head when you want to change exposure.
     
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    (I am unsure of Nikon but Conon does not allow for adjusting for compensation on Manual Mode. Manual give you full control of shutter and Aperature to overexpose on your own.

    I will generally kick the EV up just a tad because I generally does not give much blown highlights and I rather have a brighter image than a darker one just cause it is easier to bring back lost detail in a highlight than a shadow if I need too. I tend to favor a brighter image in my photography anyway
     

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