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Old Mar 23, 2004, 10:43 AM   #1
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I just recently bought this camera and love it to death, only mine refueses to take pictures of anything ommiting light, ie the sun or the mood, or a bright sky.

I was taking some sunset pictures yesterday, and changed to manual to automatic, dropped my exposure level, I did everything to get the shot to come out and i Just got horribly blown out whites, on every one.

http://www.deviantart.com/view/6037631/

there is an example of the problem, i took that same picture with my 717 and had no such problem

http://www.deviantart.com/view/4079447/
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 1:18 PM   #2
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These are much to different shots to compare. The Sony shot has a hidden sun which demands a whole different exposure than the D70 and vice versa.

The Sony shot seems very noisy to me however.
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Old Apr 7, 2004, 1:29 PM   #3
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here's a sunset I took with the D70 yesterday using automatic settings - aperture f/11.0

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Old Apr 7, 2004, 4:18 PM   #4
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It's a lot more challenging taking high-contrast shots like this with digital instead of film, but it's still possible. You might have to take it out of auto and manually expose it. Try using your lowest ISO, a small aperture, and then adjust your shutter to get the right exposure. A photograph is not a true work of art if you don't have to put any effort into it at all.

p.s. Kingsnut, is that seagull doing what I think it's doing? :?
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Yup that seagull sure is! :lol:
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Looks a little bit like a B-52 making a bomb run.
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Old Apr 7, 2004, 11:24 PM   #7
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a little trip to learn how to meter the backlit subject will solve the problem, you still be able to use auto, A or S mode, except use the spot meter of the camera, meter of the sun, lock the exposure, reframe (careful to angle your position and use the lens-hood to prevent the flare "donet hole" effects), then shoot...that's this...try it again bub...
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