i recently shot solo portraits of office people. naturally. i used my flashmeter to determine the right aperture. at iso 200, the reading was f13. but after a sample shot with my d100, the shot was so dark! extremely underexposed. i used my F5 with the same settings and i got a perfect exposure. has anyone of you experienced this? im baffled!
Hello Got strange test results from comparing metering readings from a DSLR and a Film SLR at a given ISO. Using modeling lights only on a grey card. Using Apreture mode and Center weighted metering on both cameras. Swopping the lens between cameras. Framed the card to fill frame. Varied the apreture and wrote down the shutter speed the camera indicates. The DSLR had twice faster sutter speeds. Chaulked it up to different center weighted metering types. In actual use setting up using flash meter both cameras in manual mode, were spot on. Kntfst
After a few tests with my Bowens studio strobes I set the D100 to 200 and my Gossen flash meter to 120ASA and get consistent good exposures. The manual never actually says that the camera speed setting is exactly equivalent to ASA numbers
>After a few tests with my Bowens studio strobes I set the >D100 to 200 and my Gossen flash meter to 120ASA and get >consistent good exposures. The manual never actually says >that the camera speed setting is exactly equivalent to ASA >numbers
Sounds to me like you're ready to try a custom tone curve. That 2/3rds of a stop is about the same amount as the perceived under-exposure the D100 gives with the default tone curve.
I now use a custom tone curve, and I expose with my D100 in the studio and outside, as I would for slide film and my F90x .. no adjusting and compensating and so on. Much easier.
Is this not the same old underexposure "problem" discussed so much in this forum? The first exposures that I made with my D100 were in a studio set-up (Speedotrons). I immediately set the camera to one-stop overexposure from the flash-meter reading. The great thing, of course, was to be able to see the results in an instant.
mine is dead on with my Minolta IV falsh meeter. It could be that your CCD needs to be adjusted but before resorting to that don't forget to rule out monitor calibration. How do your histograms look like?
i trigger my units thru slave. ive solved my problem. the sb80dx was set to dttl mode before. setting it to manual solved my problem. but how come in my F5, i use the sb28 to trigger the flash units and i still get perfect results?
my problem is solved! thanks a lot guys. but at my wedding coverages, im more comfortable using my F5 for studio, glamour shots. from what i see, the F5's meter is better than the D100's. and in my lab, its easier to make color corrections in film.