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Old Jan 4, 2013, 11:59 AM   #11
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I'm not surprised as I find that the 20mm has the tendency to over expose. However, despite the lens you use, shooting snow can be tricky because of the amount of light it reflects. If you try to preserve the highlights, the overall image will look a bit dark. If you compensate, you end up with blown highlights.

That's interesting to know about the 20mm. I suppose I'd rather overexposed than under . . .

I learned about the problem with auto exposure a year or so ago with my old Panasonic superzoom--went on a trip and came back with a lot of terrific shots of ugly grey snow. I guess that made me a little paranoid about the issue.
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Was this taken near a Walmart?
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Old Jan 4, 2013, 1:06 PM   #13
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That's interesting to know about the 20mm. I suppose I'd rather overexposed than under . . .
Well, I rather under expose than over. You can easily recover shadows (even if you get noise in the process) but you cannot recover blown highlights that easily.
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You're probably right--I've had more luck recovering highlights with LR4 though. It's like magic compared to anything I've used before. Still, it's better to get it right to start out with. Some day I'll get it correct.

One way or the other, if you noticed it tends to over expose with the 20 I'll know to keep an eye out for it, thanks.
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I should have quoted the picture, the one of the chap in front of the gazebo.
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