Exposure Compensation confusion??

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David1961
David1961 Senior Member • Posts: 3,523
Re: Exposure Compensation confusion??
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I can only speak based on my 90D.

I use Manual mode + Auto ISO by default.

In this configuration EC adjusts the ISO the camera selected. Shutter speed and aperture and consequently exposure remain unchanged. In this case the adjustment is actually a lightness compensation and so exposure compensation is a misnomer, but that is a whole different argument.

I typically use EC in Manual + Auto ISO when I feel the image is still too dark according to  my camera's LCD and histogram.

I prefer to raise ISO in camera rather than use the "exposure" slider (another misnomer) in ACR because of the less visible noise it might create.

In manual mode + fixed ISO, EC is disabled as I would expect.

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