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    Strange Exposure Differences Between the Nikon D600 and Other DSLRs

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    Strange Exposure Differences Between the Nikon D600 and Other DSLRs



    • Michael Zhang · Dec 06, 2012



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    Gear reviewer Sohail Mamdani over at BorrowLenses was testing the Canon 6D and Nikon D600 last week by shooting nighttime photos of San Francisco Bay, when he discovered something strange: the DSLRs exposed the scene differently even when all the settings were identical in full manual. The photograph above was captured using the D600 at f/8, 30s, and ISO 100 (in JPEG mode).

    Using the same exposure settings, this is the straight-out-of-camera JPEG the Canon 6D produced:

    Mamdani found that the difference in exposure was about two stops. When he shot the same scene with the 6D set at f/4 (two stops faster), the resulting JPEG matched up with the D600′s shot.
    At first Mamdani believed that the 6D was underexposing the scene, so he wrote a blog post over at the BorrowLenses blog titled “Is the Canon 6D Under-Exposing?
    However, he soon did some followup tests using a larger set of DSLRs: the Canon 6D, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 5D Mark II, Nikon D800, and Nikon D600.
    Here’s are some sample shots showing what the resulting JPEGs look like with all settings identical:

    That over-exposed photograph was captured using the D600. The upper-left photo was shot using the D800, and the other 3 were shot using the Canons.
    Mamdani notes that all optimization features offered by the cameras (e.g. D-Lighting, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Highlight Tone Priority) were turned off.
    Mamdani is planning to do further tests to determine whether the Nikon D600 has an overexposure issue. You can follow along over in the blog post as he updates it with new findings.
    If you have both the D600 and a different DSLR, try shooting the same scene with identical settings on both cameras, and let us know what you find!

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  2. #2
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    Re: Strange Exposure Differences Between the Nikon D600 and Other DSLRs

    Another advantage of the D600, you can use a faster shutter speed than everyone else!
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    Nikon D600
    Nikon.... 18-35mm/3.5g.... 70-200mm/4g
    Tamron.... 24-70mm 2.8 VC
    Nikon 1 V2
    Nikon 1.... 10-30mm.... 18.5/1.8g.... 30-110mm


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    Re: Strange Exposure Differences Between the Nikon D600 and Other DSLRs

    "Exposure Differences" is incorrect. The sensors are handling the SAME exposure differently.
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    Nikon D600
    Nikon.... 18-35mm/3.5g.... 70-200mm/4g
    Tamron.... 24-70mm 2.8 VC
    Nikon 1 V2
    Nikon 1.... 10-30mm.... 18.5/1.8g.... 30-110mm


  4. #4
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    Re: Strange Exposure Differences Between the Nikon D600 and Other DSLRs

    No problem...firmware solution probably if it is indeed a problem...wouldn't make a difference to me but that is just me...I'd make it work.

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    Re: Strange Exposure Differences Between the Nikon D600 and Other DSLRs

    I think we have an answer for this phenomena. Seems some cameras aperture settings result in the wrong aperture on the lens, hence the over exposure - See HERE
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  6. #6
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    Re: Strange Exposure Differences Between the Nikon D600 and Other DSLRs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_W View Post
    I think we have an answer for this phenomena. Seems some cameras aperture settings result in the wrong aperture on the lens, hence the over exposure - See HERE
    Darn, I was hoping it was the superior sensor
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    Rick

    http://www.rmillsphotography.com/


    Nikon D600
    Nikon.... 18-35mm/3.5g.... 70-200mm/4g
    Tamron.... 24-70mm 2.8 VC
    Nikon 1 V2
    Nikon 1.... 10-30mm.... 18.5/1.8g.... 30-110mm






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