Just starting to grasp how mine works, dang it's good.
Anyone else suffering from the camera constantly under exposing pics? Exposing after the built in meter causes very dark images in auto, P, Tv, Av and Manual with all the lenses I've tried on the camera.
Is there any setting I should look at that might screw things up? Any tone priority mumbo jumbo that's switched on from the factory and might cause this? It seems to be one full step too low all the time. So it's an easy fix either in PP or in camera. But still a bit anoying.
at the Drive-By Truckers show i ran into a guy I'd not seen in a few months, who shoots a lot sports and concerts for AP and i asked him if he got the new MkIV. he replied that it was too much $ and that he got a 7D, and now that's his primary camera and his 1D3 is backup.
Looked in to it, histograms look fine though a bit biased towards blacks. No lost details etc. so really it's a non issue and might actually be user error - that's why I asked about any setting that might cause it (highlight priority and what not...I don't know, didn't spend that much time reading the manual...)
Not the monitor though as I got the same result on different monitors as well as when printing.
I use an intervalometer. TCN03 is the canon version but there are knock offs for a lot cheaper that do the same thing. I just fire off some stills to check exposure and set everything in manual. You can program in any long exposure time in whole seconds using the intervalometer.
That's all sequential RAW images stitched together in adobe After Effects on a 24fps timeline. After Effects treats an image file as footage so that makes life a lot easier. And you can manipulate with full raw capability so your leeway with color correction is huge compared to video.