From time to time, when looking at playback and viewing settings, a EC+ exposure correction factor pops up. I mostly shoot in A or S exposure modes. And I know that when an EC factor is set, it doesn't go away when the camera is switched off
But, darn it, I want control over exposure and don't like "magic" surprises.
What could cause this. I never shoot bracketing. And I am scared of Easy ISO. So, what is going on?
Mon 01-Jul-13 09:35 AM | edited Mon 01-Jul-13 09:38 AM by elec164
When in A,S or P (or any of the Auto Semi-Auto modes) the meter display should not appear in most circumstances.
Perhaps what your seeing is a warning of incorrect exposure (or what the cameras metering system believes is an incorrect exposure). That happens most often when in A or P mode when you run out of aperture. Say the scene is dark and while in S mode you are already at maximum aperture, but with the ISO and shutter speed you've selected to get a correct exposure it would require a wider aperture. In that case the metering display would appear showing the amount by which the exposure is off.
At least I think that is what you are describing.
OOOPS, need more coffee for I believe I miss-interprete your post!! I now realize that it's play back not during shooting!!
Is Active D-Lighting on? It adjusts exposure according to the scene to preserve highlights, then selectively pushes shadow areas to achieve the right overall exposure. That might account for random unexpected EC values......