Very disappointed with Canon T4i (650D) - over-exposed/washed out pictures

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Re: Very disappointed with Canon T4i (650D) - over-exposed/washed out pictures
In reply to karl mohr, Dec 11, 2012

karl mohr wrote:

Even with ALO turned off I think most Rebels - including my T4i, seem to overexpose a little. In very bright sunlight I usually have to dial down the EC a little to get the type of exposure I'm looking for. So basically, I have to monitor the LCD after taking pictures to make sure I'm getting what I want. And looking at the histogram as well. I've even noticed this with my T2i and my Xti to some degree.

That's the way photography works with reflectance metering. The meters in your cameras are not incompetent or faulty. They are functioning perfectly by providing information for you to do what you described, and you have to do that to get the image brightness you want. The problem is the expectation that the meter should always know what you what you want and do it for you.

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