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Old September 16th, 2002, 10:40 AM   #1
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GL2 Exposure range not correct

Well I am getting more aquainted with the abundance of useful features on my GL2. One thing I can't figure out is that the manual says I can set the exposure from -11 to +11. My camera only goes from -11 to 0 and that is where the adjustment line ends. Is the book wrong or am I doing something wrong? So far I am EXTREMELY impressed with this cam. I was not thrilled with indoor performance and knew that going in, but after reading numerous threads and seeing Barry's advice I played with the settinsg and what a difference. It is truly amazing how well you can get this camera to performa in manual mode.
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Old September 18th, 2002, 08:29 AM   #2
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My guess here is that the reason its stopping at 0 is you are shooting in a light level too low--thus the camera has reached the limits of the program ....gain is maxed at 18db, shutter 1/60 and f1.6...if you switch the camera to manual at this point it will show you the settings...then you can adjust the shutter to 1/30, 1/15 or 1/8 to make it lighter.

The camera should go from -11 to 11.....try it in daylight to see if it works. (actually in daylight with ND off, you may find it cuts off somewhere in the negative range).

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Old September 18th, 2002, 09:22 PM   #3
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Barry,

Thanks, as always, your advice is well appreciated, I will try it out this weekend assuming the sun cooperates. Thanks!
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