A&P Fucking hell 300d prob

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  1. Memopad

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    So a whole bunch of the photos i've been taking have come out underexposed. I've done this for years, seems like i've especially began to notice it more the past few months. Yesterday i did mostly long exposure work with some neutral density filters in the morning, and the underexposure was at an entirely new level. I thought it was me, i thought i just sucked that much.

    But NO! Its my fucking camera. I discovered today playing with my new (awesome) ND1000 filter, that the exposure changes as i move my eye away from the eyepiece. WTF!??! Somehow light is leaking through my eyepiece viewfinder into the camera, and screwing with the internal light meter. For normal quick exposures it wasn't noticible, or at night when it was black outside. But my daytime long exposures set it off, especially since i'm using a tripod and moving away from the camera before taking the photo.

    Just today i noticed the exposure going from 2.5 seconds when i was away from the eyepiece, to 20-30 seconds when i covered it up with my eye or my finger, big freaking difference! I've never heard of this problem, and don't really know what to do about it. There aren't exactly alot of camera stores in BFE where i live.


    Sorry for long post, i copy/pasted from my dA page. Read the last paragraph i guess for cliffs. Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. g33k

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    it's what that rubber piece on your strap is for

    to block the eyepiece
     
  3. Memopad

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    Are you serious? For some reason i thought light from the eyepiece couldn't affect the light meter under normal conditions....

    So my camera isn't fucked, i'm just a noob? :bowdown:
     
  4. Mighty_Zeus

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    Dawt.

    Cover your eyepiece with the provided cap, or use some tape.

    I've found that it's too much of a pita to use the provided cover clip. Take some scotch tape and a piece of thin cardboard and make a 'flap'.
     
  5. Memopad

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    Thanks for the help :cool:
     
  6. adamlewis88

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Yes. Youre just a noob. Its only funny because of how heated you got about it. If you bothered to read the manual it mentions this.

    The MkIII also even has an eyepiece shutter that you can close internally to block light from getting into the camera.
     
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    :eek3: i thought i was the only one with a 300d
     
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    I've still got mine laying around somewhere....
     

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