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Old Mar 17, 2004, 11:02 AM   #1
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Default D100 Exposure Compensation

I just returned from a 3-day weekend trip to Bend, OR. I shot about 225 pictures with the D100 and, for the most part, they are very good although a little light. There are several shots where the highlights washed out. Some shots of three tall silver-colored smoke stacks above an old mill caused problems. I tried spot metering on the brightest area of the stacks and that made the sky very dark. I matrix-metered the scene and it was a good balance but the highlights were washed out.

At the recommendation of someone who posted here several months ago, I have been using an exposure compensation of +0.7 to compensate for a general case of images being too dark. It appears that my problem is that the compensation is too much. I am wondering if I should drop it to +0.3 or not use any compensation at all.

What experiences have any of you had in this area. All comments welcome. I can post some sample shots if desired.
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Old Mar 17, 2004, 11:35 AM   #2
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I would say use what works for you. I shoot Exp Comp -.7 on a regular basis.
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