Flash compensation vs. exposure compensation

Started Sep 4, 2005 | Discussions thread
Ishpuini Veteran Member • Posts: 6,259
Re: Samples

Hi Jens,

I haven't tried this myself, and I'm at work now (no I don't take my DS to work ), but should a correct comparison not have a foreground and a background object.

Perhaps I've got it all wrong but I assumed that:

  • EV compensation plays on exposure thus influencing overall exposure

  • Flash compensation determines the amount of light the flash sends out. I.e. the foreground will be influenced, but the background may not.

So dialing a EV of +1 and a FEV of -1 would compensate the underexposure of the background you would normally have with flash at full power, but make no difference to foreground exposure.

Please correct me promptly if I understood wrong...

thanks!

Wim

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