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Old Feb 15, 2005, 6:49 PM   #1
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We got a little sun today even though it was freezing.

Took a few of a church and hopefully I will be given pointers on what settings would have improved the pics.

Taken on "P" but second one with circular polariser on so wasn't sure but set the exposure up two notches but if anything it seems to me to have come out too bright.

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Old Feb 15, 2005, 8:12 PM   #2
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Number 2 is overexposed by two stops. Last thing you want to do with these cams is bump the exposure outdoors in the sun. Someone jump in if I'm wrong, but i just assumed that since the metering is done after the light passes the filter, there's no need to compensate for it as the metering already takes that into account. Just let the cam do it's thang. And, though it looks a little odd, I find the lens hood really helps outdoors.
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Old Feb 15, 2005, 8:26 PM   #3
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Nick's right, you don't need to compensate in P mode. I don't think you need a polarizer for that shot anyway. #1 looks OK. The light doesn't allow for sharp looking pics. I sharpened it in PS and it came out good. Some post processing doesn't hurt IMHO.
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Old Feb 16, 2005, 4:37 AM   #4
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Thank you both for your comments.

I use PSP but never touched these as I wanted to see what would be said about them.

I have sat and read for weeks all the little tips and maybe I misread about the exposure but glad you have told me.

Where then would I use the polariser if not there.

I will be in Turkey from May 6th-Novemberishand its very sunny and bright there so would I leave it on for all outdoor shots or just when I am out at sea or on beach near water.

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