X-Pro1 images dark (underexposed)

Started Nov 6, 2012 | Questions thread
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Re: X-Pro1 images dark (underexposed)
In reply to BB84, Nov 6, 2012

BB84 wrote:

Hello!

Since I bought the X-pro1 last summer I had the impression I needed a long shutterspeed/high iso/large aperture for the present ligth conditions. I considered it was just me and the images where great so I didn't think much of it. However this issue became more apparent when I used for lightmetering before shooting on film. The roll of film came out overexposed.

After this I performed some tests; I used a lightmeter and photographed a greycard using those exposure values.

I've used the same shutterspeed, ISO and aperture on my X-pro1 and Canon 40D. De X-pro 1 shots came out about 3/4th stop darker then my 40D shots!:-(

Same results at all ISO settings. Both on the 35mm and 18mm.

To rule out the posibility of an calibration error with the aperture I did the same thing using a flash. No difference though.

Does anyone have a similar experience or any thoughts on the issue?

Cheers!

Do you use RAW or jpeg If you use RAW, do you have DR expansion enabled for DR200 and DR400? I don't have the camera so I can't say for sure, but I think the feature might actually underexpose the shots to conserve the highlights (if I'm not mistaken) and get better dynamic range. The jpegs look fine as the in-camera processor will adjust them accordingly.

Once again, I don't have the camera but it might be worth checking out.

Goodluck.

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