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09-05-2009, 08:35 AM   #1
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exposure metering

New K-7 owner here, I'm generally quite happy with it. However, I'm not sure what the problem is, but metering between the viewfinder and the lcd is vastly different. I realize the lcd displays more stops, but that's not the issue.

For example, say I'm metering a scene and the lcd shows -2ev, the viewfinder says it's 1 stop overexposed. The lcd shows the 'correct' metering -- it's to the point where I can't seem to trust what is shown in the viewfinder. It's unacceptable to me to have to rely on the lcd, as it makes composing shots a pain if I'm not using Live View (which is about 95% of the time).

Does that make any sense or am I crazy?

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So far, I've found the E/V showing in the Viewfinder, the top LCD, rear LCD and also Liveview (if turned on) all match.

Check to make sure its not the Electronic level you are showing in the Viewfinder and Top LCD.
The Rear LCD always shows E/V when in Manual mode.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TakeshiKovacs Quote
New K-7 owner here, I'm generally quite happy with it. However, I'm not sure what the problem is, but metering between the viewfinder and the lcd is vastly different. I realize the lcd displays more stops, but that's not the issue.

For example, say I'm metering a scene and the lcd shows -2ev, the viewfinder says it's 1 stop overexposed. The lcd shows the 'correct' metering -- it's to the point where I can't seem to trust what is shown in the viewfinder. It's unacceptable to me to have to rely on the lcd, as it makes composing shots a pain if I'm not using Live View (which is about 95% of the time).

Does that make any sense or am I crazy?
If you move your eye from the viewfinder this will let light in from the back and could change the metering. You need to cover the viewfinder if you are going to look at the LCD.

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Check to make sure its not the Electronic level you are showing in the Viewfinder and Top LCD.
The Rear LCD always shows E/V when in Manual mode.
My bad, I didn't RTFM. Thanks.

Does anyone ever use the electronic level?

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My bad, I didn't RTFM. Thanks.

Does anyone ever use the electronic level?
Occasionally - but I often later regret having been a slave to gravity rather than to the subject of the photograph
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