07-07-2008, 10:49 PM
You had exposure compensation (EC) of +2/3 dialed in, so the camera exposed the shot 2/3 stop over the exposure it normally would. The first thing I would do is take out that +2/3 EC. That would take down the exposure somewhat. If it still seems too bright, shorten the shutter speed or stop down the aperture (to a larger number, such as f/8.) You can check the exposure in the LCD after you take the picture by looking at the histogram or blinking highlights display.
Originally Posted by jemr
I know some people consistently use EC, but I never do. I just manually adjust the exposure every time. I'd stay away from it until you are more comfortable with how to achieve the exposure you want.
I hope the above info isn't too technical, let me know if you need something explained. We all had to learn sometime
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07-08-2008, 04:18 AM
Originally Posted by Calico
Originally Posted by Calico
I only wish! I am an R Crowe so maybe we are related!!!
Caught the fish by clubbing it to death with a phone then
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07-08-2008, 04:21 AM
Hre are a couple I caught last year, if interested. Could of benefitted from
Originally Posted by 500mL
flash after looking at yours. http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34963
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07-08-2008, 05:52 AM
I did sharpen it a bit, it was a bit soft so i sharpened more than usual.
Originally Posted by herc182
07-08-2008, 08:39 AM
Thank you very much! Your explanations are perfect. I did not realise that I had the Exposure Compensation on. I admit that it's all still pretty new so I often forget things (i.e the EC).
Originally Posted by toriaj
Question like that, you say that you do not use the EC, I admit that on a day like yesterday, I had no reason to use it, but in a situation that the flash is needed, but it's still not enough, what do you do? I don't know if you understand my question, but hopefully you do...
Also, what is the difference between the flash compensation and the exposure compensation?
07-08-2008, 09:03 AM
07-08-2008, 10:26 AM
You guys never cease to amaze me! Here's a pic I took over my wifes shoulder while she was reading a cookbook. Nothing special, just thought it was kind of cool. Man that 50mm 1.4 is SHARP!
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07-08-2008, 11:48 AM
I really like that shot looking over your wifes shoulder. Nice work
07-08-2008, 12:00 PM
thanks bro! does the grip really work well? the D80's grip is quite large already.. thinking i might as well buy two extra spare batteries instead of the grip (and possibly two more batteries.
Originally Posted by anco85
i'm getting about 900-1000 shots per charge
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07-08-2008, 12:06 PM
It makes a world of difference for me(I have huge hands)
It feels more balanced and feels sturdier. I'm at about 1300 shots now and not even at half power
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