Experiments with Nikon D600 exposure - seems too aggressive

Started Sep 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: The secret is...

creaDVty wrote:

Hi eNo. I know how to spot meter and I understand its reliability. However, it is usually not feasible for my kind of subjects (moving around a lot, rapidly changing light conditions from outdoor sunlight to outdoor shadow to indoor, etc. etc.).

BTW thanks for your D7000 post (which Mako2011 showed me). Very informative. But don't you think it's funny that the D700's exposure seems more consistent and predictable?

Consistent? Predictable? No such thing unless you take full control. I shoot weddings with 2 D700 bodies, and yes, while they tend to give me results that generally please me more than the D7000 with regards to metering, I would never dream of shooting the entire wedding in an automated exposure mode like Aperture Priority. D700 metering has "let me down" enough. I understand what you're saying about moving in and out of light, but there are ways to do that quickly in fully manual mode. A practiced pro will have no issues. And the metering on white trick? Very handy for preserving detail on white wedding dresses, my friend.

Oh, and if you think automated metering gives you fits now, try it with a couple of off-camera flashes and one on-camera flash in TTL mode. Bring out the light meter (the handheld one) and set at least those off-camera flashes at constant power if you want to get anything that resembles consistent and predictable.

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