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Metering and exposure compensation on the D800...

txstone12

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txstone12 Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 12th Feb 2012
Thu 13-Dec-12 08:12 PM

>
>First in A mode we would use positive exposure compensation of
>one stop. When we take the picture the shutter speed would
>have been decreased by one stop (assuming manual ISO). Before
>the exposure compensation was added no exposure bar would be
>visible. After the exposure compensation is added the exposure
>bar appears, and will show one stop of compensation.
>
>Second in M mode we would simply change the shutter speed by
>one stop. The exposure bar (which is always visible in manual
>mode) will show that the camera thinks we are one stop
>overexposed.
>
>Third in M mode we could use one stop of exposure
>compensation. If we keep the original exposure, the exposure
>bar will show that the camera now thinks that our shot is one
>stop underexposed. Once we zero out the meter by decreasing
>shutter speed one stop we will find we have done the same
>thing we did in the second case above.
>

That's good - I have to try that! Thanks for the explanation, Jim.

I have a goal of trying to use EC better. I mostly fly by the seat of my pants right now.

David

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