Tilt and Shift TTL metering issue

Started Oct 31, 2009 | Discussions thread
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Carey Brown
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Tilt and Shift TTL metering issue
Oct 31, 2009

I recently acquired one of Canon's new TS-E17mm tilt and shift lenses. One of
the things that I have discovered with this lens is that it seems to mislead my
camera's (5D) TTL metering. With the shift at zero, the metering works fine, but
as I increase the shift the image in the viewfinder becomes darker and the
resulting shot becomes more over exposed. To compensate, I always shoot with
manual exposure which I set with the camera at zero shift, and then I set the
shift for the shot I want.

Has anyone had a similar experience? Anyone know why this would be happening?

A pixel is a terrible thing to waste.

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