D600: A gazillion EV of dynamic range isn't worth squat if your camera won't focus or meter properly Locked

Started Jan 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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GregF
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Re: D600
In reply to Daniel Lauring, Jan 3, 2013

The metering system works well if you learn that the focus point puts some weight on the exposure, even in matrix metering.  Try it: focus on a the same scene, in matrix, but put the focus point on something dark.  Then something light.  Without too much recomposition, the same scene will change exposure a bit due to the focus point placement.

Try using AF-S on center point only, turn auto focus point off, for static posed subjects.

As far as why the flash shot is overexposed and out of focus, make sure the AF assist light is on.  The AF system needs the assist light in low light or it will hunt or get it wrong.  If the assist light is on, I'm not sure why that happened.

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