Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/01/10

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Subject: [Leica] Re: LUG Canon 5D + Leica Lens Exposure Question
From: FELIXMATURANA at (Félix López de Maturana)
Date: Tue Jan 10 15:17:58 2006
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>I know some of you have been using R lenses on the Canon 5D to great
>effect.  I spent some time over the weekend using my 5D and various of
>my medium and longer R lenses and I found I was getting images that were
>overexposed much more than I would have expected.
>I was shooting outdoors in mixed sunlight and shade, and even though the 
>part of the scene in sunlight was the vast majority of the frame (and 
>was centered) the camera seemed to be exposing for the area in shadow.
>I am setting the camera to Evaluative Metering, Aperture Priority auto 
>exposure, and shoot either wide open or manually stepped down.  The 
>camera of course sets the shutter speed.  I'm working down my mental 
>checklist of things I could be doing wrong but don't find an obvious answer.
>Have any of you who have used this particular combination seen this 
>problem or have a suggestion as to what I might be missing?

However Tina and Frank gave you right responses let me add that though when 
you use a Leica -or any other brand not Canon- lens in the 5D you can set 
the metering in evaluative in fact the camera is using always the 
centerweight method.