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sgiacoman

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sgiacoman Registered since 18th Sep 2012
Tue 18-Sep-12 05:24 PM

I am new to this site and just recently received my D800. I am coming from a D90 and usually shot using manual exposure. When I take photos under similar lighting (as with D90-indoors or out) I notice I am having to decrease my shutter speeds or increase my ISO settings in order to get a correct exposures. using a 50/1.8mm on both with the same aperture settings. I am by far no professional..but knew my D90 pretty well and was consistently happy with the photos when shooting manually. I am having a much harder time with the D800.
Any suggestions?

Thanks!

icslowmo

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#1. "RE: Exposure with D800" | In response to Reply # 0

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Tue 18-Sep-12 03:34 PM

What metering modes are you using??? I would guess if using spot metering, both should be close to the same. If using metrix metering, the the D800 is metering for a larger field of view and may need higher iso's and/or slower shutter speeds...

Chris

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bkinthebay

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#2. "RE: Exposure with D800" | In response to Reply # 0

bkinthebay Registered since 27th Feb 2010
Tue 18-Sep-12 03:36 PM

Could you post a sample picture taken with the two cameras under identical light settings and include the iso, aperture and speed parameters for both?

Bernard.

sgiacoman

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#3. "RE: Exposure with D800" | In response to Reply # 2

sgiacoman Registered since 18th Sep 2012
Tue 18-Sep-12 04:36 PM

I sold my D90 soon after getting my D800 so I really don't have side by side comparisons. It just seems that on the D90 I could get the correct exposure at higher shutters and lower ISO..not scientific at all I know. I have been using both spot and Matrix metering. Exposure compensation is at 0.

sgiacoman

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#4. "RE: Exposure with D800" | In response to Reply # 1

sgiacoman Registered since 18th Sep 2012
Tue 18-Sep-12 04:38 PM

I use both depending on the subject...good point about matrix..will see how that affects it compared to spot..I did use spot primarily on my D90. thanks!

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