Last edited by Override2Zion; 10th January 2011 at 10:48 PM.
To make it simple think of the basic main parameters of the the camera
in simple terms then go into the details until you master these.
Apeture : Higher number results in darker pictures (also sharper pics)
Speed : Higher number Results in darker pictures (also sharper pics)
ISO : Higher number results in brighter (noisier pics at the extreme)
Flash: Brighter/closer to subject results in brighter pictures
The reverse is true.
You should just dive into it. Try it out until it becomes second nature
i.e. you will adjust according to instinct rather then going through the physics
of making it darker, brighter.........
EV compensation doesn't work in manual, fullstop. You can't drop/increase your EV compensation at all. The only way that meter is going to change is:
1. Assuming metering mode is the same, the lighting condition of whatever you choose to meter against is different
2. You change your settings and meter against the same scene.
To "use" EV in manual you have to deliberately underexpose or overexpose by using too fast or too slow a shutter speed, or too big/small an aperture, or too high/low an ISO or any combination of the above.
Furthermore you said that EV also works in P mode, which is wrong, since EV doesn't work in M.
Not on my camera anyway.
M mode just gives you the metering.
If there is nothing to compensate in manual mode since you decide the ISO, aperture, shutter speed, what's there to talk about EV COMPENSATION???
What you are talking about, or seem to be talking about is the meter for the scene....
I'm personally quite intrigued. I've never heard of EV compensation being actively used as a tool in manual mode. So far, I've only used cameras that, when in manual, the EV compensation is turned off, and the indicator bar used originally to control EV compensation is now a reflection of the light meter readings.
Last edited by Override2Zion; 10th January 2011 at 11:38 PM.
In A, S and P modes, activating EV compensation is possible. You can scroll between +X and -X (depending on camera make). This is reflected on the EV indicator. Changing your exposure compensation causes your camera to deliberately deviate from its suggested settings.
This I agree. However,
In M mode, EV compensation CANNOT be activated.
The EV indicator, however, is still active and reflects the meter readings, showing whether the settings will give over or underexposure.
For example, if the settings used give a 1 stop overexposure, it will show EV +1.
You CANNOT change EV compensation. The indicator is merely passive and responds to changes in your SHUTTER SPEED, APERTURE AND ISO. It doesn't matter what brand the camera is. I highly doubt it.
I started photography with M mode. To me the fastest way to learn is to go outings with cs or with your friends. Keep taking photos and don't bother about your shutter count.
What i interpreted from your statement was that EV does not work in P mode since it doesn't work in M mode. That what the sentence literally means.Originally Posted by candycaine
I would phrase it as "Furthermore you said that EV also works in P mode AND M mode, this is wrong" if that was what you meant.
I agree that you say the effects of EV does not show in M mode, thats true. What I was talking about along with bro Rashkae was the EV setting can be adjusted in M mode to effect the meter (as a form of offset) but the meter readings will not affect the ISO, Aperture nor Shutter speed.
Last edited by Override2Zion; 10th January 2011 at 11:56 PM.