Can't achieve the same exposure as auto mode IN manual mode?? help!

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Questions thread
cyrano
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Re: Can't achieve the same exposure as auto mode IN manual mode?? help!
In reply to Kim_Brutis, Apr 25, 2013

Kim_Brutis wrote:

... I had a look at the aperture/shutterspd/iso combination to see what the camera chose and replicated the settings in manual mode...i still didnt get the same exposure that I got in auto mode..it was underexposed. Am I missing something or going about this the wrong way?

You've got it right. Exposure is determined by ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, and aperture. If you replicate those three settings, and the scene hasn't changed, then you should get the same results.

If you don't, possibilities include:

a) You didn't really replicate all three settings.

b) The scene changed.

c) Your camera applies different raw-to-JPG processing for Auto mode than for Manual mode.

d) Your camera is defective.

It might be helpful if you post photos (with EXIF intact) illustrating what you got.

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