EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM: How you set exposure.
Article ID: ART110189 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Setting the Exposure

When the EOS Camera is set to TTL metering no exposure compensation is necessary to meter the light coming thought the lens. With TTL metering, AE (Autoexposure) is possible at all focusing distances. Just set the desired picture-taking mode, then check the shutter speed and aperture before taking the picture.

Magnification and Effective F-number

The aperture displayed by the camera assumes that the focus is set to infinity. The actual aperture (effective f-number) becomes darker (effective f-number increases) at closer focusing distances (magnification increases). This does not cause exposure problems for normal picture-taking. However for closeup photography you cannot ignore the change in the effective f-number.

When you use a handheld exposure meter to set the exposure, you must take into account the exposure factor shown in the following table.