New K5 over exposure

Started Jul 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
mervis50
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Re: New K5 over exposure
In reply to Jay Suchland, Jul 13, 2012

Blown highlights are common with digital photography, especially in the sky. I never expect auto-exposure to be exactly right as there are too many variables involved.

My work-around is to point the camera at the sky, let it over-expose by 1 & 1/3 stops, depress the shutter button half-way and then compose the shot the way I want.

I realize this doesn't sound very "automatic", but I prefer to use the camera as a light meter rather than take my chances with the built-in system. More keepers this way.

Good luck!
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