Exposure Compensation

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
Fotocorn
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Re: Exposure Compensation

Thanks sybersitizen,

I don't apply the EC to go beyond the ISO capo, I apply the EC because I am normally shooting with a bright sky as background which constitutes at least 60% or less of the frame, so my camera exposes for the sky. The bird is silhoueted against the sky so I have to increase the exposure to get the correct exposure for the bird. There is no time to fiddle with changing camera settings, so I have to guess and can be two stops out. No time to check on the preview for blinkies or the histogram. With BIF you normally get just one chance.

I set my cap at 3200 ISO, I have found anything over this is not good enough to get acceptable quality. Nearly every image has to be cropped which adds to the problem.

If the image is under-exposed, bringing it back in Raw also adds to the noise.

I am hoping that some-one has come up with a less hit and miss method of gauging the correct compensation.

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