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EOS 5D Mark III Overexposing Everything

whyora
Apprentice

My camera is a 5D Mll.  I often use auto focus and auto exposure when shooting action photos.  Lately, the camera is over exposing everything.  It is even to the point that it is difficult to correct a RAW image in Photoshop.  TYIA

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wq9nsc
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Is it showing overexposure on the "meter" during composition?  Did you accidentally set exposure compensation to over-expose or maybe locked ISO at some high value?

Rodger

EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, M6 Mark II, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video

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I often set to a fairly high ISO to force higher shutter speeds. 
Oh!  I just checked and my exposure compensation was set high!  I don’t remember doing that but I guess it was “operator error” after all. 
Thank you wq9nsc and everyone who replied!

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Peter
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Does it do it in Live view also? Which metering mode?

wq9nsc
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Is it showing overexposure on the "meter" during composition?  Did you accidentally set exposure compensation to over-expose or maybe locked ISO at some high value?

Rodger

EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, M6 Mark II, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video

I often set to a fairly high ISO to force higher shutter speeds. 
Oh!  I just checked and my exposure compensation was set high!  I don’t remember doing that but I guess it was “operator error” after all. 
Thank you wq9nsc and everyone who replied!

kvbarkley
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Does this happen with more than one lens? Look into the lens to make sure it is stopping down during exposure.

Yes, with both my 24-105 1:4L and my 70-300 1:4-5.6L.  Both Canon. 

deebatman316
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When you say auto exposure what mode are you using M, Av, Tv, P or Full Auto.


-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF F/2.8 Trinity, EF 50mm F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D

When I’m action shots (I.e. sailing races) I normally use P.

What happens with the camera set to Full Auto. Are you using a speedlite if so what brand and model.


-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF F/2.8 Trinity, EF 50mm F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D
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