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12-27-2017, 10:52 PM   #1
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put my camera on manuel turn knops to perfect exposure but on live view and if I take n pic it is under expose . can you help please

12-27-2017, 11:12 PM   #2
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In live view what you see is usually what you get, so if the chosen exposure isn't looking good, simply apply exposure compensation or change the settings until the scene brightens sufficiently.

Auto exposure readings can and will differ between the VF and live view because different metering tech is used for each.

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12-31-2017, 11:38 PM   #3
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Make sure exposure compensation is turned off (zero compensation).
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light meter dysfonctionnement ?

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To know whether Exposure compensation was ON or OFF, use EXif.

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