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D3000 taking very dark photos (vs. D40)

Covey22

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Covey22 Moderator Expert in various fields including aviation photography Awarded for his contributions to the Resources and The Nikonian eZine Charter Member
Mon 11-Jan-10 05:20 PM

Also check the Tone/Contrast Curve being used. Even the best of the cameras out there will not get Automatic Tone Curve correct 100% of the time. The easiest way to think about this is "You can always EASILY ADD contrast, but EASILY NOT remove it." Pick a Low Tone/Contrast curve and keep it there. Then when you're sorting photos during post-process, you can then experiment with adding contrast as necessary. This results in somewhat "flat" photos out of the camera, but more control over the image processing.

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Get out of the car.
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