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Try different meter modes until the "auto" settings agree with the manual settings and then learn how the mode is metering the scene. Second, on AEB, the scale runs from 0 - +4 instead of -2 to +2. It isn't a fault with your camera, or with your photography - if you know you like shots that are one stop down from the camera's light meter, use the exposure Pictures in auto and other modes come out fine. http://cestudios.net/nikon-d40/nikon-d40-not-working.html

I don't agree with Eric's subsequent comment regarding keeping the subjects still. http://www.fredparker.com/ultexp1.htm Rick Adam. Oct 2, 2008 #3 Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up! Maybe I don’t understand them well. click here now

It is really the easiest way to go when you can see the results right before or right after every shot. I Only recently realized what those bars with numbers were on my camera, (i am very new to photographie). I've been taking photos for 25 years or more, but only just gone digital, and thought "why not go back to basics at the same?". The grey scale makes sense.

so correcting what the camera suggests, is just the normal way. Unless you can take that into account using the zone system or you use a gray card, letting the camera's meter do the thinking is not the way to go. Go to M and press the button to close the aperture. (There must be one on your body.)And then change the aperture from open step by step to close and vice This becomes much more useful after we learn how meters work.Center metering tries to make the overall scene (heavily weighted in the center) come out middle gray (average of all tones).

Share ... JatZillaOct-15-2009, 05:58 PMThanks very much, ziggy and angevin1. Is the EC neutral for all exposure modes? (It should not matter in Manual mode, but I'm trying to be complete.) angevin1Oct-12-2009, 11:41 AMThanks ziggy but I don't think the problem https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3050770 Your data is safe with us!

And the fact that you used the random AF mode (ie auto area AF) did not help during metering either.Here the camera did exactly what you asked it to do - By using exposure compensation, you can tell the camera to take the metered exposure and make it brighter by a chosen amount. I got the err message. No thanks, take me to the site anyway About Jobs Blog Mobile Developers Guidelines Feedback Report abuse Help forum English Privacy Terms Yahoo Safely Help Flickr, a Yahoo company


Shares ... Get adventurous and put the camera on full manual. After changing the setting to +5.3 everything was working fine. In this way, AF-Area mode can have an impact on final exposure in terms of how the algorithms interrupt the metering of the scene.

The cost was $162.00 for the repaire and shipping. http://cestudios.net/nikon-d40/nikon-d40-not-working-autofocus.html Re: Post your sign post pictures By JH Foto Re: Post your sign post pictures By JH Foto Re: Post your sign post pictures By JH Foto Re: Post your sign You can now correct the situation by increasing the ISO a stop or two so the camera is able to produce correct exposures within the set parameters. Charlie Stott August 27, 2009 06:54 am Thanks for this course.

Since many typical scenes do contain a wide range of all tones, skies and mountains, light and dark, etc, this often works out OK, by luck. He is absolutely correct that you can control your exposure to your advantage by changing the ISO. Joined: Apr 9, 2008 Messages: 1,312 Likes Received: 1 Location: Canada Can others edit my Photos: Photos OK to edit well... Check This Out Joined: Aug 30, 2006 Messages: 14,491 Likes Received: 206 Location: Europe 67.51°N Can others edit my Photos: Photos NOT OK to edit Well, you decide about exposure, not the camera.

I took some pictures outdoors yesterday evening, about 30-40 minutes before sunset, with the same results: http://picasaweb.google.com/mpowerdeep/20091010?authkey=Gv1sRgCIbJ1reExNDmTw&feat=directlink Metering mode may well play a role in this, based on all of the Just a wild guess... Your camera is doing exactly what it is supposed to do so there is nothing wrong with your camera.

There is no way for the computer to know what we are looking at though, and no way for us to predict what it will do.I can almost understand what Center

No matter what setting you use M,P,A or S, the lightmeter should guide you to more or less the same result.If you have to ajust to some +5 value correction there's This is very helpful, and is a sensible sort of thing to do, but doesn't always lead to the best photograph. To find the correct exposure that will record the image without over or under exposing it too much, photographers need to know how bright the scene is. gayle23 posted, Replies: 30 What am I missing zxcvb posted, Replies: 29 Loading...

Joined: Aug 22, 2008 Messages: 2,135 Likes Received: 12 Location: True North Cold and Freezing Can others edit my Photos: Photos OK to edit OK, I went out to take some just great learning here. Pat Bloomfield Suffolk Wedding Photography Rick July 16, 2009 04:10 am Adam. this contact form You can then add flash to bring your subject up to a correct expsoure, and adjust your flash using either aperture or flash power.

Thinking about it I have noticed it with the 55-200mm lens mostly. the sky behind the tree is probably about 10,000 times brighter then the tree itself. We need to understand to use it for what it is, and what it can do.Incident meters can do better than reflected meters. What I found was I had left it set on +2 for only the Program setting.

shoot raw and change it in PP.....3. Great post! However, if that spot is the lady's face, its middle gray is probably not what you wanted. Reply Reply With Quote 11-26-2011,07:50 PM Advertising 11-26-2011,09:27 PM #2 fotojack View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries View Articles View Gallery Uploads Senior Member Location Calgary,

That is simply not what light meters can do. I will continue to inform you of this camera as time goes by. You then reduce your ISO enough so that you're shooting around f/2.8 - f/4. I checked the ISO and I was at 200 so my shutter speed at that f-stop should have been around 100-125 or higher.

If it's not near the centre point, or a little either side, then you have got a hardware problem. The one part I don't agree with is letting the camera figure out the correct exposure. Once you have tested your camera you can compensate for this. Then try spot metering of a mid-tone such as a lightly tanned caucasian face or some grass (should not be more than 1/2 a stop out) to see where the histogram

It works great for landscape. had a go and my results have been 100% better. I tried to follow the Ken Rockwell’s settings and recommendations. Oct 2, 2008 #7 epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

And focus mode is AF-A. join for free.