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2 stop underexposed
February 28, 2013
I've had the Canon 6d for less than a week. My prior DSLR was T3i. Is it worth the upgrade? Yes. Is the image quality really that much better than T3i? Yes. So why 3 stars?
The exposure meter is wrong. At least in my copy of 6d. In the bottom center of the viewfinder, is the exposure indicator (meter), The way I shoot the picture, is using manual, I set the desired ISO, f stop, then I adjust the shutter speed based on the exposure meter in the viewfinder, to keep the metor indicator to point at the "0". This way worked perfectly for T3i, I would get perfect exposure and normal histogram. However, on my copy of 6d, when the exposure meter pointing at the zero, the histogram of the picture taken shows significant left shift(meaning significant loss of white-->underexposure). After taking close to 1000 shots, the results showed that I needed to adjust the shutter speed to make the exposure meter +2EV in order to have a balance histogram. Yes, you could fix underexposure in photoshop or any photo editing software, but I just didn't expect a $2000 camera would have this kind problem, even my T3i had better metering system.
I'm not sure if I'm the only one has this problem. If other 6d owners have similar problems, please feel free to post here. I'm not sure if I want to send it back to Amazon for another copy or try to send it to Canon. I'm very disappointed.
I bought the camera with the lens kit. I wonder if the body-only 6d would be any different.