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Allinthemind Registered since 26th Apr 2006
Thu 26-Oct-06 01:40 PM

Hi Folks,

I've had the D2X for about 9 months now. I normally shoot people stuff on location and in manual mode. I was with a colleague a few days ago (Canon 1Ds user II), I noticed he was using "P" mode all day with results that looked good to me. I've been experimenting today with the various auto-exposure modes.

I find that in sunlight:

Matrix meter tends to overexpose 2/3rds

In shade:

Overexposes about 1/2 (I've been playing with the exposure adjustment setting)

Generally, I've heard that the D2x will try and hold the highlights by underexposing a bit, this wasn't my experience. I tried 2 diffwerent lenses and a few different apertures. Has anyone else had this? It's not a problem as I shoot manually (spot meter) pretty well all the time but fast changing light may necessitate a flick across to one of the auto modes.

So, a little inconsistent for a matrix meter that's supposed to understand colour and has over a 1000 sensor points.

The exposure compensation on the camera is set to zero and the menu adjustment (permanent) has been dialled down 0.5 stops, this normally keeps the exposure within a stop of what I would choose manually.

I didn't try and fool the camera, I was going for fairly evenly lit scenes, lots of grass, red brick or pavement in them.

Could I have missed something? Does anyone else share this experience?

All best


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