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Old Nov 24, 2003, 6:28 AM   #1
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Default Kodak dx6490 overexpose

I have bought dx6490 from a few days, but I have immediately noticed a tendency to overexpose in automatic way. All the photos result overexpose... I would like to know if the only solution is that to play with exposure compensation.
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 9:55 AM   #2
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Here are some photos of example:
http://album.foto.virgilio.it/Coleus
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 6:52 AM   #3
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An answer would be pleasant...
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 10:42 AM   #4
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I don't have the greatest monitor at work but the photos do not look over-exposed. I have never had to adjust the exposure setting yet on my DX6490. Can you post bigger files so we can see more detail and determine what the issue might be?
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 10:56 AM   #5
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the group shot.

dark clothing light to white table clothes. group exposure good.

now in this shot the camera had a choice to expose for the group in the center wih colors that are muted and mid tone to dark which is the central portion of the image where the metering takes place. it did it well. now the light colored table tops will have to pay for that exposure and obvious use of flash. you have just so much dynamic range in a imager. usually about 5 stops in that level of camera. something has to give to get. if you shot for the table light color everything elsi will be underexposed.

the same with the woofer shot. the to extremes of light and dark. dog dark. cloth light.

in my opinion the metering did a good job exposing the subject. you as the photographer must be aware of the limits of the camera. even my 1Ds would not really expos much better.

the flash is a direct light source. the light colors will reflect that light right back.

to be direct its not the camera its technique.

a histogram would show the distribution of the luminance levels in your image with a peaks at both the low mid and high ends.

http://luminous-landscape.com/tutori...stograms.shtml
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Old Nov 26, 2003, 6:07 AM   #6
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I would like to try to do photo the outside but unfortunately continuous to rain.
I have the impression however that in automatic curtain to overexpose...
I try to do some other photos and then we speak some together.

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Old Dec 8, 2003, 2:39 AM   #7
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they look fine to me, better than my DX4330. if you want better... hire a professional photographer.
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Old Dec 12, 2003, 2:10 AM   #8
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I am a novice at digital but almost advanced at SLR 35 mm and I don't see any over exposure. The camera did its job.

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Old Dec 12, 2003, 10:00 AM   #9
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Could it be your monitor? They don't look overexposed to me.
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Old Dec 17, 2003, 10:04 AM   #10
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Hi, I have made some proof in more. The tendency in automatic and always that of overexposed. It is been revealed above all when a good person part of the framed image is constituted by sky. I think that this phenomenon is due to the measurement of the exposure. In automatic you/he/she is mailed on Mod.Mult (search the optimal exposure on the whole photo), I have tried to put spot (search the exposure in the central point) and in effects the things change in positive.
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