D80 Overexposure

Started Dec 5, 2007 | Discussions
been missing out Senior Member • Posts: 1,023
Re: D80 Overexposure

Well that solves it then. D40 D80 same camera sensor and all Yeah and we all know that only professionals that think about lighting before actuating the shutter use Flickr so all these shots with my D-80 must not be exposed properly just when I thought I knew my camera well, I'll try again.
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Chris Elliott Veteran Member • Posts: 3,979
Re: D80 Overexposure

hea wrote:

Scanning Flickr on D40 pictures, outdoors, most are taken with
exposure at -2/3, and they look good.

And you think they would post the bad shots taken at -2/3? All this shows is that most people on Flickr read Ken Rockwell and blindly follow his advice!

And you think that you D40 comments have relevance to the D80?

Assuming that you have a D80 if you want to ignore the good advice here that is fine by me. You have paid for the cam and can use it how you wish. I just feel that you are losing an opportunity to improve your skills.

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philaitman Regular Member • Posts: 293
It amazes me

That People buy a D80 and expect it to do their creative work automatically.

The D80 does not over expose It has a light meter which gives a greater weight to the active Focus sensor, the D50 also had this just with slightly less weight.

In Matrix the camera will average the scene to 18% grey then slightly adjust that to give exposure on the object you are focusing on, given that 90% of the time you focus on an object so that is the central theme of your photo it makes perfect sense.

The D80 behaves remarkably like my D50 did and I've had no trouble adapting in the weeks since my upgrade. But maybe thats because I don't expect the camera to make my creative decisions for me, I do expect it to help which it does.

Chill people and take control of your camera don't expect the camera to control you!

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john Clinch Veteran Member • Posts: 3,969
Reading your mind

Of course a camera can't read your mind. But the meter in my D70s reads it quite well.

THe advice dial in -2/3 of a with the D40 stop is not Kenrockwell's I've seen it in almost every review, it seems to be because of a rather strangley shaped tone curvel.
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Chris Elliott Veteran Member • Posts: 3,979
Re: It amazes me

philaitman wrote:

The D80 behaves remarkably like my D50 did and I've had no trouble
adapting in the weeks since my upgrade. But maybe thats because I
don't expect the camera to make my creative decisions for me, I do
expect it to help which it does.

I find the two work remarkably well together as a main camera and back up.

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