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Old Nov 20, 2006, 6:54 PM   #1
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About a month ago I purchased my 1st DSLR (K100D) and since then have been reading up on aperture, shutter speed, etc...but I obviously still have a lot to learn.

Yesterday, I took my K100D and my DA 50-200mm to an NFL game (well, it wasn't much of a game, but that's another story...). hoping to get some good pics of the game. Although I took a good number of keepers, I was surprised when I got home how many had blown highlights -
http://www.pbase.com/faharsla/image/70484819

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I'm not exactly sure where I messed up. Obviously they are overexposed but I'm not sure why? I adjusted aperture and shutter speed so that the viewfinder displayed "0.0" for my exposure compensation. I would assume that would mean that my pictures would turn out with the proper exposure (neither over nor under exposed).

I was using Multi-Segement metering. Should I have used Center or Spot in this situation? Could this possibly be a potential problem with my K100D?

This forum has always been of great help. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.
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Old Nov 20, 2006, 8:26 PM   #2
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in the ''playback'' menu set the cam to show ''bright portion''. this will show you the highlights that are blown. adjust ap or time for what's needed. MANY scenes have too much dynamic range for the cam to reproduce so it will be up to you what you want blown. either the shadows or the high lights. in time you will get a feel for what you need to expose for..

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Old Nov 20, 2006, 8:33 PM   #3
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About a month ago I purchased my 1st DSLR (K100D) and since then have been reading up on aperture, shutter speed, etc...but I obviously still have a lot to learn.

Yesterday, I took my K100D and my DA 50-200mm to an NFL game (well, it wasn't much of a game, but that's another story...). hoping to get some good pics of the game. Although I took a good number of keepers, I was surprised when I got home how many had blown highlights -
http://www.pbase.com/faharsla/image/70484819

http://www.pbase.com/faharsla/image/70484919

http://www.pbase.com/faharsla/image/70485201


I'm not exactly sure where I messed up. Obviously they are overexposed but I'm not sure why? I adjusted aperture and shutter speed so that the viewfinder displayed "0.0" for my exposure compensation. I would assume that would mean that my pictures would turn out with the proper exposure (neither over nor under exposed).

I was using Multi-Segement metering. Should I have used Center or Spot in this situation? Could this possibly be a potential problem with my K100D?

This forum has always been of great help. Any suggestions would be really appreciated.
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What you did wrong was to set the exp program to manual which arbitrarily overexposed . And youmust have missed the warning of +ev3

You would have been fine with either Av or Tv

See if the processed pict ok

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Nice job. Thanks much.

Also thanks for the advice. Appreciate it much.....


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