D200 how to avoid over-exposure ?

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Stefaan De Rore
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D200 how to avoid over-exposure ?
May 26, 2006

When I shoot landscapes with a high dynamic range I get over-exposed pictures more often then I like. I have been using matrix metering and I shoot RAW with JPEG FINE.

Is there a way of getting the camera to avoid clipping highlights, even when as a consequence the shadows would be to dark ?

I do not feel I can trust the after shots highlights indication of the camera.

I get the impression that the after shot highlight indication only applies to the in camera JPEG processing not to the RAW. I already had cases where the JPEG was bad but the RAW was still OK and correctable in NC by reducing the exposure.

Correct me if I am wrong but I think also the histogram shows what's in the JPEG and not what is in the RAW.

So my first problem is to see if the picture is really over-exposed before I can decide if an exposure compensation is necessary.

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