My Canon 5D underexposes in really bright situations.

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My Canon 5D underexposes in really bright situations.
Apr 21, 2012

My 5D's metering system is way off and gives me under-exposed images when i use high shutters-speeds and when I shoot outside and it is really bright.

When i shoot at quite dark things, like the ground, inside and in not-well-litt-situations the metering is between fine or 2/3 stop under. When I shoot at the sky on a bright day the picture gets almost black, with a tendention to light in a corner. Like i take a picture in TV and put the shutter to 1/500th sec. the camera gives me an f-stop of 9, which gives me almost a black picture but it should have given me something like f/2.8. I have reset all custom functions and the exposure compensation is set to 0 (zero), so that is not the problem. When shooting in Manual mode I can do whatever and the picture comes out fine if I set the right values, but I can't trust the metering.

Is there anyone here that knows this problem and what is wrong with the camera??

Thanks in advance!

Canon EOS 5D
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