Work with exposure level increments Canon 5D Mark III


show more By default, the exposure compensation indicator on your Canon 5D Mark III operates at one-third stop increments. This means that there is a one-third stop overexposure after metering. You can set the increments to two-thirds stop, a full stop or whatever else you like depending on the effect you want to create. Watch this online video to learn about working with exposure level increments and how to change this setting. show less
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Working with exposure level increments

By default, your exposure compensation indicator works in one third stop increments. So when I move one click after metering, that means one third of a stop of overexposure, two thirds of a stop, one full stop, one and a third, and so on. If you want, you can change that. If you go in here to the first page of the custom function category, you get Exposure level increments. If I come in here, I can change from one third stop to one half stop. The idea here is, a third of a stop might be far more granularity than you need for the way that you like to expose, or for the lighting situation that you're in, so if you switch to a half a stop, you can move up and down the scale with fewer steps.

So now, when I do one click of the dial, I get one half stop over exposure; another click gets me to one. So that's one and half, that's two, two and a half, three; of course, the same thing works in the other direction. So this gives me just two clicks to get to one stop of underexposure, ...

Working with exposure level increments
Video duration: 1m 34s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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By default, the exposure compensation indicator on your Canon 5D Mark III operates at one-third stop increments. This means that there is a one-third stop overexposure after metering. You can set the increments to two-thirds stop, a full stop or whatever else you like depending on the effect you want to create. Watch this online video to learn about working with exposure level increments and how to change this setting.

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