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Frequent Contributor
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎10-16-2016

Re: 90D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS USM inconsistencies in exposure

That's a great suggestion and I will try it! I'll write back with results. Thanks!

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎10-16-2016

Re: 90D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS USM inconsistencies in exposure

Thank you for your suggestions and the info on spot metering. I am guilty of using Auto ISO with AV but also frequently set the ISO.

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Registered: ‎10-16-2016

Re: 90D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS USM inconsistencies in exposure

It worked! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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Registered: ‎11-22-2016

Re: 90D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS USM inconsistencies in exposure

I am glad to hear you solved the problem. What was the actual solution? To turn off auto iso or to change the metering mode?

 

Kind regards

Chris

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Re: 90D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS USM inconsistencies in exposure

Chris_N, I'm not sure--LOL--but restoring to factory defaults and shooting per ebiggs' instructions the lens worked perfectly using the VF. Apparently I had some setting (yet to be discovered) that was causing a conflict. I'll definitely be mindful of the settings I make. Thanks.
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Registered: ‎03-28-2021

Re: 90D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS USM inconsistencies in exposure

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I can certainly relate to this issue... I've taken hundreds of thousands of photos on my 70D's using the same 

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM in outdoor, bright and sunny days and I recently upgraded to 90D.  I've spent the first 4000 photos trying to deal with overexposure.  I'm adding a CPL filter today, but I've already lowered the default brightness by 3 notches and my settings are extreme to keep from overexposing compared to my other cameras.  Probably sending the camera back. I have adjusted metering modes, ISO (which I MUST keep on 100 with this camera) Setting the camera on Auto fully overexposes every photo.

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Registered: ‎10-16-2016

Re: 90D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS USM inconsistencies in exposure

@timmyleeturner, my lens performance greatly improved after I made the last firmware update, although my specific issue wasn't shown in the description of the update so if you haven't updated that, try it first. Some of my photos show up a little dark but not nearly as frequently or severely as before. The 90D has so many improvements over the 70D though that I hope you won't have to return yours. Wanda

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Re: 90D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS USM inconsistencies in exposure

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@timmyleeturner wrote:

I can certainly relate to this issue... I've taken hundreds of thousands of photos on my 70D's using the same 

Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM in outdoor, bright and sunny days and I recently upgraded to 90D.  I've spent the first 4000 photos trying to deal with overexposure.  I'm adding a CPL filter today, but I've already lowered the default brightness by 3 notches and my settings are extreme to keep from overexposing compared to my other cameras.  Probably sending the camera back. I have adjusted metering modes, ISO (which I MUST keep on 100 with this camera) Setting the camera on Auto fully overexposes every photo.


What is the aperture setting for the overexposed images?  Maybe you have a stuck aperture. 

 

You can do a quick test of the automatic aperture by using the DOF preview button.  The camera tries to focus at the maximum aperture setting, which allows the most light to enter the camera for focusing and metering.  So, dial in an aperture setting of f/16, which should create a significant change in the image when you press the DOF Preview Button.

 

[EDIT] While you are checking settings, check your exposure compensation setting, too.  Also, try to reset the camera back to the factory defaults.

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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎11-22-2016

Re: 90D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS USM inconsistencies in exposure

In addition to upgrading the firmware on the 90D try upgrading the firmware on the EF 75.300 lens.

 

I have exactly the same problem when using my Yongnuo YN14EX ring flash. The camera will overexpose flash pictures by 3 stops and I need to keep the iso on 100 to avoid further overexposure. The flash worked fine on the 550D. Of course its not a Canon flash and Canon are not obliged to fix the problem. Yongnuo don't have a firmware upgrade for this flash. 

 

But as you are experiencing similar problems with a Canon lens on the 90D it does make me wonder if upgrading the lens firmware might fix the problem. I would try that first before sending the camera back.

 

Kind regards

Chris

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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎03-28-2021

Re: 90D and Canon 300mm f4 L IS USM inconsistencies in exposure

I'll see if there are any updated firmware for the camera, I don't know how you'd update firmware on a Lens? I found a special running on camera, lens calibration... I"m gonna try that.

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