T2i overexposing w/ Nikon lens in still mode at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD
APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 15th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,684
T2i overexposing w/ Nikon lens in still mode

My T2i is overexposing almost 2 stops in still mode when I use my Nikon manual lenses. It won't do this if I'm using some of the auto functions but I prefer to shoot manually.
It doesn't do this in movie mode even if I am taking stills.
Any idea why this is happening and if there is any way around it? Will this also happen on a 7D or 5D?

I can underexpose intentionally and then they come out properly exposed, but that's a weird way to shoot. I can also just take stills in movie mode but that means you get a shadowed band at top & bottom and can't use many of the still mode functions.

Lenny Levy
Leonard Levy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2010, 01:02 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 689
Discussed here:

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-eo...x-adapter.html
__________________
WeddingFilms.com>>
Joel Peregrine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2010, 01:08 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,684
Thanks Joel, I know I saw it somewhere but couldn't find it. I'm doubt it has anything to do with the fotodiox in particular. Unfortunately not too much info on that thread either. How have you been handling it? Have you tried the 7D or 5D?
Leonard Levy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2010, 03:07 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 689
Hi Leonard,

I'm thinking this is an issue with the T2i/550D only, as I haven't noticed any 7D or 5D owners mentioning it, though I haven't been looking for the problem specifically.

This is what I'm seeing when using a Nikon lens and the Fotodiox adapter:

Still Mode + Manual Exposure + Manual ISO + Live View or Viewfinder = Overexposed

As much as I hate giving control over to the camera I've been shooting stills when I'm using the Nikon lens with the ISO set on Auto. It works as it should.
__________________
WeddingFilms.com>>
Joel Peregrine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2010, 12:47 AM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,684
I guess its generally OK except when something is backlit.
You can always shoot in Movie mode and sacrifice the top & bottom of the picture.
Leonard Levy is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:42 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network