What's the point? - Exposure compensation dial

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What's the point? - Exposure compensation dial
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I've never used it but was wondering why it's even there...

Is this dial targeted towards less experienced shooters that don't know how to use manual?

What's the difference between cranking on it to get something lighter or darker - than changing your ISO, shutter and aperture - while being in complete control of the target DOF and exposure etc.?

Is it, for example - used to crank up while trying to shoot wide aperture in low light without increasing ISO? What's the difference in this case - less noise? Or crank up with a fast shutter speed to stop motion and squeeze in more light (vs raising ISO)?

I've always been baffled at why it's SO BIG too. Stick it in the FN menu! On smaller cameras they take away the shutter dial and leave that thing! Crazy.

Should I need it? (manual shooting only) Haven't figured it out...

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