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Old Aug 11, 2010, 5:25 AM   #1
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Default Just bought FZ38, overxposed in IA mode?

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I just bought a FZ38, and was under the impression that the iA mode was spot on 99% of the time.

Any idea why this photo is overexposed, with the yellow mudguard appearing washed out?
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 5:47 AM   #2
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It's not that the photos is over exposed, check out the histogram below, as you can see it is balanced pretty well, but rather in this scene using a matrix metering where this is a lot or asphalt, leaves, the dark car in the background etc so it has averaged it out to give a 'normal' exposure across the scene. The bike is in direct being as the camera things it should be based on the rest. If you used centre weighted metering this would probably fix this scene. Also using some -ve exposure compensation would resolve it as well.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 6:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for the response

Presuambly I'd need to come out of iA mode to do this? And use P instead? Any idea how I get to the settings?
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Hello and welcome to the forum .

I don't use iA mode often I have to say, so I'm not sure if the metering-mode can be changed in iA mode, but usually, you press the small 'joystick'-thingy, and then the menu on top appears, The 2nd or 3rd on top is the metering mode, and can change it
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Nice 400 Suzuki DRZ?...I have the 400 Quad actually two...one stock and one 470 Stroker...
Great picture anyway...

Mark unbelievable the knowledge you have about cameras and troubleshooting...it is always a pleasure to read your posts to learn a little more...and the price is right too!...lol...
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Ditto LT! :-))
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LOL, thanks guys, honestly it is all pretty simple after a while, it has to be otherwise I couldn't understand it.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 9:04 AM   #8
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Nice 400 Suzuki DRZ?...I have the 400 Quad actually two...one stock and one 470 Stroker...
Great picture anyway...

Mark unbelievable the knowledge you have about cameras and troubleshooting...it is always a pleasure to read your posts to learn a little more...and the price is right too!...lol...
Cheers, it's my commuting/supermoto toy.

It was originally a DRZ 400 Enduro and I've road legalised it, put 17" SM wheels on, 320mm disc with 4 pot billet racing caliper, new engine (old one ate itself)...

I've also got a CBR600 for touring on and a TTR 250 for dirt riding.

Many bikers on here?

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Old Aug 11, 2010, 9:26 AM   #9
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A couple more attempts!

12 - metering adjusted as suggested

13 - metering adjusted as suggested, and also AWB changed to cloudy from auto.

Not sure which is the better photo without going back outside to look at the scene!!
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Oh yea it looks sweet now...good job...good camera!

Haven't really noticed anyone motoing on here except for Goldwinger, but I think he just cruises...

Got a KTM525 Quad also Stroked and Bored to a 637 and a Polaris RZR800 for the whole family to ride trails and dunes...we do a lot of sand duning...
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