Exposure Issues with SEL16F28

Started Jul 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,616
Re: Exposure Issues with SEL16F28

Jerry Canon wrote:

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I am finding that my recently acquired SEL16F28 constantly gives me very under exposed images on either my 5n or 7 bodies. I realize exposure is tricky with wide-angle optics due to their large field and the fact that it is apt to contain areas of extreme brightness differences, but seems that exposure with this lens is just a pain in thr butt no matter if I set the camera to "multi" or "spot". Is there a trick here that I'm not doing? I always shoot RAW.

I get reasonably exposed photos usually, but adding the UWA, I realized that I was getting enough sky (I assume) that the subjects might be a bit underexposed. I dialed in +.7 EV on my last outing. This overexposed some photos, so it's not like things were all that severely underexposed, just in some cases.

Usually if I take a photo that is severely under-exposeed, I've forgotten that I'm in manual mode. Try taking a photo in the daylight and see if it's still underexposed. Try using Aperture priority mode or manual mode.

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Gary W.

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