12-11-2019 01:04 AM
Hello, new here and new to Canon. Recently purchased a used T5i with 18-55 kit lens. I am new to DSLR cameras but learning. Realized I'm having an issue and wanted to make sure I'm not being dumb.
In live view, I can take photos in any mode and the exposure meter seems to work as designed. With live view off and trying to take photos through view finder the camera meter things everything is WAY under exposed. if you adjust enough to bring the meter up to even -2 the picture is terrible and blown out.
With the camera in auto mode inside a well lit room it tries to take pictures with a 20-30 second shutter.
Just curious if anyone else has every ran into this and what the remedy was...
Thanks for any help
12-11-2019 05:35 AM
LiveView reads exposure directly via the sensor. When using the optical viewfinder you are using a different metering system.
First thing to do is reset camera to factory settings following steps 1 and 2 below:
Then let us know what is happening.
12-11-2019 08:25 AM
12-11-2019 09:48 AM
12-11-2019 10:01 AM - edited 12-11-2019 10:03 AM
I don't consider dialing in +2 of exposure compensation to be wacky stuff, but it is still not right. It appears the camera is defective.
We have occasionally had people here with the same problem, but it is rare, and involves repairing the camera.
12-11-2019 11:07 AM
"Recently purchased a used T5i with 18-55 kit lens"
You need to return it today. Rebels with kit lens can be a good buy used but you must test them out carefully. They are not fragile but certainly not super strongly built. Easy to damage and or abuse.
12-11-2019 11:55 AM