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bougatsa Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jun 2012Mon 03-Dec-12 01:08 PM
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Great stuff Chris, thanks for the very detailed reply. Very helpful indeed.

>As suggested in another post here, when in matrix metering
>mode, the camera can employ Nikon's very sophisticated scene
>recognition system to compare your scene to an internal
>database and deliver its own compensated solution.

When you say the Camera CAN employ Nikon's scene recognition system, does that mean that this function can be switched on/off? Or is it just an inherent part of the matrix metering mode algorithm?

>If you want to stay in automatic exposure mode and are not
>using matrix metering, there may be a higher probability that
>you will want to use the compensation dial, but knowing that
>you can also adjust exposure in post processing, you may
>decide that exposure compensation at capture isn't necessary.
>In post processing you can also adjust mid-tones, shadows, and
>highlights separately.

Yes, I think the best thing for me to do is to do some exposure tests while I'm out shooting then see what I can (and can't) do with the files in post processing afterwards. I don't have a lot of experience with post processing at the minute so my tendency is to try and get an exposure that looks correct straight out of the camera.

>There are many routes to the "right" exposure both
>before and after the shutter is pressed. It takes study and
>experience to know what you want to do and even then, there
>may be trial and error. Fortunately, experimenting is fun.

Great summary and, you're right, the fun part is experimenting


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