understanding exposure on d7000

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crs-collectibles
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understanding exposure on d7000
Apr 30, 2012

I am using a d7000 with the 70-300 vr lens. I had the exposure set to matrix, af-c 9 point. It seems like when the subject is near the exposure seems ok, but when the subject is far away it seems the exposure is over-exposed. Should I be using different exposure setting for different distance?

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No so much exposure as atmospheric conditions ... easily corrected with one click in CaptureNX2 ... or Photoshop

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Cool... could you explain how can this be done in LR3?

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No so much exposure as atmospheric conditions ... easily corrected with one click in CaptureNX2 ... or Photoshop

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That looks better. What click would that be? I was playing around with it in viewnx2 and it seemed to make a difference when I changed the exposure which led me to think it was an exposure issue.

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crs-collectibles wrote:

That looks better. What click would that be? I was playing around with it in viewnx2 and it seemed to make a difference when I changed the exposure which led me to think it was an exposure issue.

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CaptureNX2 has an adjustment called "Auto Levels" .... found under Ajust ---> Light. To be used with caution as it sometimes goes balistic giving undesirable results. Viewnx2 has no such function (that I am aware of). You have to play with the brightness/contrast. In your case, in viewnx2 I applied -30 brighness and +30 contrast and got a similar correction.... infact it's even more pleasing then my posted correction.

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PrasadIndi wrote:

Cool... could you explain how can this be done in LR3?

It's not, I don't think there is an Auto Levels equivalent...that I know of; this is why they want you to buy CS5...etc. Although I can do auto levels in my near decade old copy of photoshop 7 .... certainly PS elements has it.

But here is a quick and dirty edit in LR4

-1ev
+95 contrast
+56 whites
-51 blacks

OR something less convoluted

+7 whites
-83 blacks

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Photoshop Elements 9 does the exact same thing with one-click of "auto levels". I just tried it. If the Dpreview upload was functioning (which it too frequently doesn't), I would have posted it.
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To cut haze use a CPL filter!.

And / or in PP just increase a bit your structure (middle tone contrast) or contrast.
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Watch three videos at testcams.com called "does Nikon D7000 overexpose"

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Nightwings wrote:

crs-collectibles wrote:

That looks better. What click would that be? I was playing around with it in viewnx2 and it seemed to make a difference when I changed the exposure which led me to think it was an exposure issue.

Thanks.

CaptureNX2 has an adjustment called "Auto Levels" .... found under Ajust ---> Light. To be used with caution as it sometimes goes balistic giving undesirable results. Viewnx2 has no such function (that I am aware of). You have to play with the brightness/contrast. In your case, in viewnx2 I applied -30 brighness and +30 contrast and got a similar correction.... infact it's even more pleasing then my posted correction.

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Thanks I'll try that. When I tried, I got it to look fairly decent (I liked it) by changing exposure to -1.1 and contrast to +24.

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Ray Soares wrote:

To cut haze use a CPL filter!.

And / or in PP just increase a bit your structure (middle tone contrast) or contrast.
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Thanks, I didn't even think about using the cpl filter I had. It didn't look that bad on the lcd screen. Got to learn to look at that more.

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In reply to crs-collectibles, May 1, 2012

Here's one with "auto enhance" in Aperture. I think it looks very close to the results Nightwings second post (which looks slightly different than the first one... at least the water). I'm not sure why the file is so small... I'm still struggling a little with getting the actual size file up and downloaded on DPR.

I use the Auto Enhance quite a lot (maybe too much) on my RAW photos.

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