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    I posted the following as a comment on the podcast, but this seems tobe the proper place to have commented. Sorry about that.

    Hi Marko –

    I just listened to the Exposure Compensation podcast, and I have to say you (uncharacteristically) left me a bit confused. I shoot with Canon 50D (but have had 20D and 40D — they work the same, as far as I recall).

    Suppose I am shooting in Aperture Priority Mode using Evaluative metering, and my exposure at ISO 200 is f/4 at 1/30 seconds. Now if I change the ISO to 400, thinking to lighten the image, it will not do so; instead, I will get f/4 at 1/60 seconds. If I look at the histograms for the two shots, they look the same. The meter has just given the same EV. So that is no way to achieve Exp Comp. If, however, I use the Quick Control Dial, and dial +1, I will get f/4 at 1/15 seconds. So my thinking is that the Exp Comp function overrides the meter.

    On the Canons, I don’t think you can change the shutter speed in Av Mode without using the Quick Control Dial, ie, other than using Exp Comp. You can change the Aperture or the ISO, but if you let the meter determine the exposure, no compensation will be achieved.

    In Manual Mode, Exp Comp is achieved by moving Exposure indicator needle (I don’t know what else to call it) either to the plus or minus side of the meter’s recommended exposure.

    Ok, that’s the way I have understood Exp Comp. Is that what you were saying, or am I totally confused (it wouldn’t be the first time)?
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    I see your confusion Kent. You are saying that you CAN'T ONLY change the ISO to control exposure in either shutter priority and aperture priority, the second you do - the shutter speed changes so there is NO compensation. That's how it works on my camera as well.

    Now that I think about it......I should have thought it through, Instead I just answered the question at hand assuming that that's what the photographer was doing. Instead he was theorizing.


    So my thinking is that the Exp Comp function overrides the meter.

    On the Canons, I don’t think you can change the shutter speed in Av Mode without using the Quick Control Dial, ie, other than using Exp Comp. You can change the Aperture or the ISO, but if you let the meter determine the exposure, no compensation will be achieved.

    In Manual Mode, Exp Comp is achieved by moving Exposure indicator needle (I don’t know what else to call it) either to the plus or minus side of the meter’s recommended exposure.

    Ok, that’s the way I have understood Exp Comp. Is that what you were saying, or am I totally confused (it wouldn’t be the first time)?
    This is correct, it (meaning you the photographer) overrides the meter in increments or decrements of 1/3 of a stop. On the Canon, yes this is done through the quickdial in aperture and shutter modes (as well as other modes that i never use). In manual mode, you just move the 'needle' right or left as you mentioned.

    Hope that clears it up - sorry for the confusion,

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    Thanks for the clarification,Marko.

    I look forward to your podcasts, but those other aspects of life that should never be allowed to get inthe way of photography have been monopolizing my attention lately.

    best,
    kent

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