Canon Community Canon Community

New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-11-2021

Eos 80 D exposure problemen

Hello, I am new to the forum and I would like some advice about the Eos 80D. Whenever I have a shooting session I have blown highlights, I find the camera a great tool to work with, but I wonder about the dynamic range of the camera.

Can someone help me?


I recently changed from center weighted to evaluative  metering but the problem still persists. I switched from jpeg to raw as well so as to have more control.






Posts: 11,881
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: Eos 80 D exposure problemen

[ Edited ]

Sometimes there is too much dynamic range in a scene.  You have not provided sufficient info to figure out the issue.  A sample photo with the EXIF data would help immensely.  


"Doctor told me to get out and walk, so I bought a Canon."
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,513
Registered: ‎01-25-2018

Re: Eos 80 D exposure problemen

As Wadizzle said, some scenes have extreme dynamic range making it difficult to avoid blown highlights without losing details in the shadow area.  Your choice depends upon whether the highlight or deep shadow detail is more important in the image.


Most cameras will provide the best dynamic range performance at their native ISO, 100 for all of the Canon models with which I am familiar. 


In shooting sports, I often run into dynamic range issues especially in late afternoon where there is very strong side lighting of a scene.  I shot a senior night softball game tonight which is typical of that sort of lighting situation.  In the photo below, there are blown highlights but only in a reflection area on the batter's helmet and also part of the catcher's sunglasses and those aren't an issue.  If those were important detail areas, I would have reduced the exposure.


I always shoot in RAW and that allows the best recovery from exposure issues in capture but if an important detail area was completely blown then even RAW adjustment won't be sufficient because once the light levels are beyond clipping in the A/D converter the detail data is gone.  Canon's RAW converter will also create an odd color shift with 1DX III files when there is a severe blown highlight issue. 





EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video
powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement