1Dx: No exposure comp. in M / auto ISO mode?

Started 9 months ago | Discussions thread
rbarta
Regular MemberPosts: 235Gear list
Like?
Re: Semantics
In reply to Adrian Tung, 9 months ago

Adrian Tung wrote:

bhollis wrote:

Much of this discussion is just semantics. If folks don't think it makes sense to talk about "exposure" compensation when shooting in manual with auto ISO, then call it something else--like ISO compensation. But there's no question that it would be very useful to be able to override the automatically-set ISO when shooting in auto ISO, just as it's useful to be able to override the automatically-set exposure when shooting in Av or Tv.

I wonder if Canon's refusal to incorporate the feature is less about semantics and more about user interface.

Nikons have a dedicated EC button to operate it, so you could change it in any mode.

Canon's method of changing EC, on the other hand, is to turn the rear dial while metering is active. This is fine for all modes except M mode where the rear dial is responsible for either aperture or shutter speed.

Sure they could always implement a nonstandard way like Set + Dial or something, but is nonstandard and probably won't conform to whatever internal UI guidelines their development team is required to follow.

This is true, Aperature/Shutter speed are controlled by the 2 dials when in Manual.

But it can still be done with a software update. Just activate it on the quick button panel. Then put a line of code after it calculates auto-ISO speed and before it checks the auto-ISO limits...calcISO=calcISO*POW(2,EC)

 rbarta's gear list:rbarta's gear list
Canon EOS-1D X Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM +6 more
Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow