#1. "RE: exposure value" | In response to Reply # 0genec57 Basic MemberSun 06-Oct-02 10:38 AM
Adding it to your DX80 will increase only flash exposure. To increase ev at the camera you need to increase with the compensation setting on the D100.
Rather than blindly going with what you hear I would recommend that you be guided by what you see with the camera histogram. If you are seeing what you determine to be underexposure then by all means see what compensation will do for you.
The best advice I have found for exposure with digital is to expose for highlights and let shadows fall where they may. You can recover shadows quite nicely in post processing but blown highlights are gone forever.
I have a D1X but these principles hold for any camera. The histogram is an invaluable tool that I consistantly rely on to evaluate exposure. It saves my butt constantly. With film I almost always bracketed my exposures. With digital I practically never bracket. If the histogram looks good and there are no important blown highlights I go to the next shot with confidence.
#3. "RE: exposure value" | In response to Reply # 1blucenturion1 Registered since 09th Sep 2002Sun 06-Oct-02 12:08 PM
Must be sound advice to expose for the highlight because I recall something Galen Rowell said in his book "Mountain Light", he was often asked his strategy for exposure, and he replied that you should "expose for your most important highlight".