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Old Jul 22, 2006, 5:14 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Just found this forum after searching for info on what I think is a problem with my shiney new DL.

When taking shots of anything of a bright nature the lighter portions of the frame are totally overexposed. In landscape shots the sky is basically white, if I try to meter the exposure on a cloud brighter, blue, portions of the sky still turn white and the land is just black. When using the flash to shoot a pic of a white statue the statue turns out blindingly white and totally overexposed.

I've tried messing about with exposure settings but as this is my first digital SLR, and I have very limited experience with any SLR, I'm a bit lost.

Just not sure if the camera may be faulty, or if I am


Any tips or advice would be grately appreciated.

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Old Jul 22, 2006, 5:29 PM   #2
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Set your meter at center weighted, the DL on Automatic and see what it does.

What lens are you using?

Post an example?

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Old Jul 22, 2006, 5:47 PM   #3
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For now, I'm just using the standard lens that came with the body, Sigma 18-55mm.

Will try and attach a couple of shots. Will also change the metering and see if it changes anything, thanks.

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Old Jul 22, 2006, 8:02 PM   #4
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my hunch:

1. contact problem between lens and body

2. aperture blades stuck

see if you can get back to the camera store and borrow another lens to see if the same problem recurs

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Will try and attach a couple of shots. Will also change the metering and see if it changes anything, thanks.

Cheers
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Old Jul 22, 2006, 9:46 PM   #5
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I agree with Daniel, check out another lens and make sure the lens is set at the A setting if it has an f/stop ring.

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Old Jul 22, 2006, 10:12 PM   #6
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Thanks guys.

After fiddling about a bit more and with the help of a mate we think we found the problem. I think mostly it was me :?. Changing the focus to spot focus rather than wide focus the amount of overexposure was dramatically reduced and picture quality has improved.

Looks like I just need to practice with the different settings and learn how to use my new toy.

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We're all glad that you identified the problem. Enjoy.

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