Big upgrade - steep learning curve
Like a few others I've noticed on this board, I've upgraded to my D300 direct from a D50 and the learning curve is VERY steep.
I thought I'd diagnosed the exposure difference between these two shots as being my failure to remember to switch from spot to matrix metering but my diagonals don't seem to support this ??
Checking further I found that I'd also forgotten to set the focus mode to manual - it was still set to single-servo (lens was a manual focus Zeiss Distagon T* f2.8 25mm ZF.2 with CPU).
But surely this shouldn't have affected the exposure ??
Would very much apreciate suggestions as to other set-up factors I should check . . . or perhaps an explanation if my assumption about the focus mode is wrong.
Images re-sized for posting.
|IMG_8168ABCD by citori525|
|McKinley meadow by TimR32225|
from Natural meadows
|_DSC2146 by jerste|
from Helios-44 II
|Leopoldsteinersee by RaCor|
from Landscape - Colour #3