Canon EOS 1DS MARK II 9443A009 Instruction Manual (en)

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Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera’s standard 
exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased 
exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure 
compensation amount can be set up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments. 
First set the <
7
> switch to <
1
>. 
1
Press the shutter button halfway. 
(
9
)
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Check the exposure level. 
2
Turn the <
5
> dial to set the 
desired exposure compensation 
amount. 
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The exposure level indicator <
N
> is 
displayed on the LCD panel, and the 
exposure compensation icon <
y
> and 
the exposure level indicator <
s
> are 
displayed in the viewfinder. 
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To cancel exposure compensation, set 
the exposure level indicator to the 
standard exposure index (<
C
> or 
<
a
>). 
3
Take the picture. 
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Setting Exposure Compensation
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You can also set exposure compensation by pressing the <
O
> button 
(
9
)
 and turning the <
6
> dial. 
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The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after the 
<
4
> switch is set to <
2
>. 
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Take care not to turn the <
5
> dial and change the exposure 
compensation inadvertently. To prevent this, turn the <
7
> switch to 
<
2
>.