Help with Canon Rebel XTi... Urgent!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Fuzzy Orange, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. Fuzzy Orange macrumors 6502

    Fuzzy Orange

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    I know this might sound strange, but the exposure on my XTi is wonky. When in Manual mode (or M), the exposure is always -2. All of my shots always turn out completely black. So, can anyone help me? I have a photographic assignment I must get done this weekend, so I kinda need help soon... Thanks.
     
  2. Poeben macrumors 6502

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    Since you said you have an assignment, I won't give away too much:

    1. The "-2" you are seeing is what your camera's meter is reading (of course on the xti there is nothing below -2.)

    2. Manual mode requires the user to set all three aspects of exposure. Be sure you adjust them properly for your shooting conditions, i.e. your meter should read ±0.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    To get it off of -2 you either have to raise the ISO, make the shutter speed slower, or lower the F-Stop.
     
  4. Fuzzy Orange thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Hold the "Av" button and turn the dial
     
  6. sjl macrumors 6502

    sjl

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    There are two dials on the XTi (if I remember rightly; it certainly is the case on the 20D, and I'm pretty sure Canon tries to keep the interface reasonably consistent.) One is near the shutter release button. The other is a dial on the back of the camera.

    One of those will control the aperture (f stop); the other will control the shutter speed.
     
  7. npederse macrumors newbie

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    The XTi has only the one wheel (I'm fairly sure). But you're correct, hitting the AE button and the then dial will adjust.
     
  8. dotcomlarry macrumors regular

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    You read the manual, that's how.

    Manual here: http://tinyurl.com/2dw86h
     

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