I am a bit confused about metering and my D200.
I have submitted 4 pix taken in bright sunlight. All I read about Sweet 16 exposure is I should be able to set my camera manually to F16, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 100 and get a correctly exposed picture.
I set my Sekonic meter to ISO 100, F16, and it gives me a reading of Shutter Speed 100. Spot On.
1. 1st Pic. I set my camera to Manual mode, F16, SS 100, ISO 100 and get under exposure from my histogram.
2. 2nd Pic is F8, SS 100, ISO 100 and get a better histogram reading.
3. 3rd Pic is aperture priority F16, ISO 100, Camera picks 1/20 of a second. OK Histogram.
4. 4th Pic is Shutter Priority SS 100, ISO 100, Camera Picks F7.1
My questions are.... Am I measuring this correctly? Is my camera metering off? Between settings on pic 1 and 2 it looks like my camera in manual mode is 1 stop off or am I reading this wrong? What can I do to adjust this?
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#1. "RE: D200 Metering Question" | In response to Reply # 0ericbowles Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sun 01-Jul-12 10:04 AM
I would not assume your camera has a problem. More likely, there are some clouds, haze, the angle of the sun, or a similar factor affecting the level of light so that full sun in the situation you encountered is not Sunny 16.
The other three methods are pretty close - fractions of a stop apart. That seems to confirm correct metering and lower light than Sunny 16.
The JPEG images you posted do not have the EXIF data so I could not check for other issues. When you convert images for posting, it is helpful if you leave the EXIF data attached.
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#2. "RE: D200 Metering Question" | In response to Reply # 1