D200 how to avoid over-exposure ?

Started May 26, 2006 | Discussions thread
Mark53 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,583
In the scenario given...

Jim Fenton wrote:

Matrix metering averages and exposes based on a database of images
stored on the camera.

To properly expose, you must know how to utilize EV compensation
and to do that properly you need to understand and know how to
evaluate the luminosity of your scene / subject.

In his case, it's probably better to use center-weight or spot metering on the highlights to find the maximum exposure to avoid blowing the highlights. Matrix takes too many factors into consideration. Also, EV compensation is much more predictable when not using matrix, in fact, the user guide recommends not using exposure compensation in matrix mode (though we all do).

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