Experiments with Nikon D600 exposure - seems too aggressive

Started Sep 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
creaDVty
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Re: Experiments with Nikon D600 exposure - seems too aggressive

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

Will try that.

Mako2011 wrote:

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")...

Just to clarify, when I use area mode auto I don't just blindly trust the AF system. I check to confirm that the focus points are where I want them to be. If not, I try to focus again, and usually the camera gets it right within a couple of tries, and for me it's faster than me moving the AF point manually to where I want it.

it would then bias exposure for the points and he then checked highlights in post.

Also to clarify, I didn't just check highlights in post. After I took the shot, I checked the blinkies on the LCD. That is why I took several shots. I used the screen cap from ViewNX2 just because it's a better view of the clipped highlights than is offered by the back of the LCD.

Best regards,
Mic

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