Cases where the EOS 5D's exposure system works well

Reviewing some of my gripes on this site, I realised readers might get the impression there was nothing right with the Canon EOS 5D. Far from it. I am generally very pleased with the camera. I show below some sunsets and night scenes I have taken recently, which I think came out well. In all cases I left the camera in its "evaluative" exposure mode and did not need to adjust the exposure chosen by the camera.

I am sure that, if I had been using my old Canon F1, I would have had to think long and hard about the correct exposure for these shots—and I would probably have bracketed them for safety.

Looking across the Solent towards the Isle of Wight

(This sunset is actually over-exposed, in that the highlights are blown out, but that is necessary to convey the blaze of gold that I actually experienced there.)


Looking across Southampton Water to Calshot power station


Looking across Southampton Water to Fawley oil refinery


This was taken in Bishop's Waltham on Boxing Day at about 16:45, with a little light still left in the sky.

Peter Facey, Winchester, England