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Old 11-15-2013, 11:50 AM
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You have to be careful not to overexpose too much, however.
If you underexpose and bring it back up in post processing, you add some noise,
but at least the shadow details are recoverable.
If you overexpose enough to blow out the highlights, however, you can't get any
detail at all back in those highlights.

I'm using -2, 0, +2 bracketing and an HDR program (Photomatix Pro) for selected
contrasty subjects, which works out very well in those situations.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:32 AM
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It's nuts on the P7700 I have, it meters way the hell out there and wants to overexpose everything. I am at least -1 stop on it just about all the time to get enough data to work with and not blow details out.

Worlds different than my D300 & D1x which manage better exposures out of the box.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:01 AM
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I underexpose everything. I also prefer a little noise.

I can't imagine over-exposing on purpose....you'll lose so much detail.
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:14 PM
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As long as you aren't blowing out highlights you're actually gaining detail aren't you?
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:16 PM
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I underexpose everything. I also prefer a little noise.

I can't imagine over-exposing on purpose....you'll lose so much detail.
unless its a medium format
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:19 PM
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As long as you aren't blowing out highlights you're actually gaining detail aren't you?
As long as the subject is lit, not so much. It's rare I have to adjust a photo more than 1/3-2/3 stop unless I knew up front that I was going to have to compensate for hard lighting.

I think to his point, especially on cars w/ shiny wheels or a dynamic sky, its easier to lose detail in the highlights then the shadows. But I also usually lock my exposure on a specific area of a photo before I recompose and take the picture.

I would say though that it really depends on the shot and when I'm trying to capture and what is most important to get the detail in, knowing that a camera only has so much dynamic range it can capture in a single image.
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As long as you aren't blowing out highlights you're actually gaining detail aren't you?
That's true. Maybe it's the camera differences, but my highlights blow out rather quickly with the settings I prefer. It's much more common that I lose the sky than I lose shadow details....even when underexposed a bit.

It probably doesn't help that 90% of the time I shoot into the sun, at sunset, in a state that's rarely cloudy enough for photoshoots.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:47 PM
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ha, yeah would be a problem. I'm just going to have to focus a lot more on my exposures when out in the field. My 6D seems to underexpose by half a stop pretty consistently, which is frustrating.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:17 PM
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For the crop sensors.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:29 PM
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I read about that lens a while back. I really want to try one out. Did you get one?
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:41 AM
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It's a nice piece, would like to have one for my D300.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:12 PM
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Nah, I just follow DPReview on RSS and thought the mu would like it.

I actually haven't touched my DSLR in like over a year...
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great set of info graphics on photography

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/cheetsh...photographers/


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Old 12-17-2013, 07:42 PM
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Just saw a lot of those on reddit. I always like reading things like that as a refresher on the basics. Rather timely as I'm coming off some camera downtime.
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Posting here rather than the deal thread.

Crumpler 8 million dollar home bag (olive/red) and disgrace strap $90

Looked like a good deal, if you like the color, and I love Crumpler.
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