View Full Version : dx6490 M Mode - Exposure Setting

12-20-2004, 07:55 PM
Okay, in Manual Mode, it allows you to set the aperture and shutter speeds. I know that the higher the shutter speed the less the light allowed in. Why then does the exposure setting get lower.

I was just pointing my camer and had the aperture set to 2.8, the shutter to 1/100 and the exposure would automatically set to -1.8 or something. I changed shutter speed to 1/500 and it descreased the exposure to -8. Shouldn't it go the other way? If I'm letting less light in shouldn't it correct exposure to make it look brighter?

This may be an ignorant question, but unfortunately, when it comes ot photography I am generally ignorant.