Experiments with Nikon D600 exposure - seems too aggressive

Started Sep 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Mako2011
Mako2011 Forum Pro • Posts: 23,423
Exactly

effstawp wrote:

I've got into the habit for exposing properly for the brightest objects when composing and lifting the shadows slightly in post for this reason, especially when using prime lenses

That is exactly what I think is a good approach with digital. Meter the mid tones (zone 5) and check the highlights. Adjust to protect any highlight detail you wish to keep.

In the OP's case he let the camera meter for what ever the camera chose as a focus point or points (AF-Area mode "auto")...it would then bias exposure for the points and he then checked highlights in post. That method is very dynamic and extremely inconsistent regards determining if the metering system has any tendency towards over or under exposure.....I think

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