Exposure issues

Started Apr 21, 2014 | Discussions thread
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srock Regular Member • Posts: 415
Exposure issues

I have had my k-3 for about 6 months. Ususally using AV preferred.

Went to a photo seminar about manual exposure.

I seem to be consistentlyunder exposing

Today went out to shoot morning birds with the seminar group

We tested our cameras when the sun came up- We used the "sunny 16"

Iso 200 F8 1/800 0 compensation -

my shots were dark

The leader had an incident meter which confirmed that that was the correct exposure

We shot grey cards-

Two users with Nikons and a third with a Canon 'zeroed" the meter with the expected exposure (Iso 200 F8 1/800 0 compensation )-

My camera however indicated F8 iso 200 1/2000 (compensation =0) in the same light, same grey card

My meter appears to be a little over 1 stop off

None of us could figure out why it was that far off-

Does the camera need a trip back to Pentax??

Is there something I missed??

Any help


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Pentax K-3 Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro +11 more
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