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Old Jul 5, 2006, 8:23 AM   #1
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So, I finally bit the bullet and got the D200 with 18-70mm.
Here are some test shots. The problem is that they all seem to be dark; I have played with all settings possible and have read the entire manual, yet I cannot figure out why my pics are on the dark side. The pics look decent as soon as I PP them by increasing brightness.

Any suggestions? and also any feedback on the pics will be appreciated!

You can view my pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/f_a_98

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Old Jul 5, 2006, 5:22 PM   #2
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Hi F_A_98

Pictures all look great to me. I learned a long time ago that it was my computer monitor that needed adjusting. When I bought a Nikon 8700 all of the pictures were dark. I tried everything with the camera and then a person on this Forum suggested to adjust my monitor lighter. I did and I never had another problem viewing my pictures. I went from the 8700 to a D100 to the D200 and never touched the monitor again.

It's really strange because the pictures I did with my 990 were a little dark but not as dark as the larger file cameras. May have been something to do with the size of the file.

Just try adjusting the monitor first. You can always set it back to where it was if you have to. I'm sure you won't have to though.

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Old Jul 6, 2006, 9:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback!
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Old Jul 6, 2006, 10:55 AM   #4
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Oh yeah, nice shots. Not "dark" ar all. Congrats on your new D200!
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Old Jul 6, 2006, 11:08 AM   #5
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I also have a D200 and I don't do any of that in camera sharpening or saturation that I see you did on the flower picture... I also shoot almost exclusively in Aperture priority" I'd suggest trying that for DOF and see what you think. Nice pics!
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