OMD severe flash exposure problem

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
John King
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photofan1986 wrote:

Oh man, "the camera was told to do the wrong thing"... all my other cameras have a mental interaction with me? Because they all know what I want to achieve.

I know well that the camera cannot guess what the photographer wants. Look at the Canon pictures, they are influenced by the surrounding elements too,just not THAT much.

You asked for help in your OP.

When people suggest solutions to your problem, you abuse them?

Maybe you should ask yourself if you are going about solving your problem the best way?

Have you even tried spot or centre-weighted average metering?

You do realise that the OM-D is an Olympus camera, and therefore may work somewhat differently from the way your Canon works? The converse would also hold true, and I advised a new D800 owner that perhaps he should not jump to conclusions about his new camera until he had taken some months to get used to a different way of working to its feature set.

I can easily replicate the results that you are complaining about, merely by changing the metering mode on my camera/s. Have you even tried any of the suggestions that people (myself included) have suggested?

On examining your images that you posted, and that you are complaining about, I can see where the metering mode you have used has been misled. If you look at what I have said before, you might also be able to see it. If you cannot see it, then someone will happily point it out to you, if you ask in a reasonable polite manner.

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