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Stephen McCarthy
Mysterious "D+" message on 7D
on Oct 3, 2010 at 7:27:59 pm

I've recently had a mysterious "D+" indicator appear near the lower right corner of the top LDC panel on my 7D. Obviously I must have been rummaging through menus and hit something which brought this on. At first I feared the camera might be grading the quality of my work - a design feature I thought was surely years away and chilling in a "2001" kind of way. But I've since discovered I'm unable to set the ISO below 200 before it kicks into "A" mode so I suspect this has something to do with that. Has anyone else encountered anything like this?

best,

Stephen McCarthy
Boston


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Ryan Mast
Re: Mysterious "D+" message on 7D
on Oct 4, 2010 at 2:33:40 am

Look up "Highlight Tone Priority" in the user manual, page 209.

It's sometimes useful, and I usually shoot with it on. Some of the color data in the rescued highlights is pretty useless, but if I roll it off in Color, I think it can produce a better image sometimes.

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