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04-02-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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EV Compensation vs apperture and ss adjustment

What is the difference between using the EV Compensation and shooting in manual mode adjusting the apperture and shutter speed? Do you get something different when using the EV Compensation? I have been reading about it and it sounds like they do about the same thing just in different ways. Why I'm asking is someone suggested me using the EV Compensation and it would help get better (WHAM) colors in my photos.


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Explosure Value Compensation is just another way of adjusting the exposure. The feature exists mainly because it is usually more convenient to use it than switching to manual settings.

EV Compensation alone will not give you punchier colours or otherwise make a better image than what you are able to do with the manual settings. It allows you to tell the camera "Brighter! Darker!" and let the camera figure it out for you.
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All EV compensation does is decide for you wehether to adjust shutter speed or aperture - there is nothing else it can adjust (well, maybe ISO if you have auto ISO on). M mode simply forces you to make that decision for yourself.
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Thanks Marc and Jim.



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