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    D90 - exposures -

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    D90 - exposures --20140626_113mmmmmppk-copy.jpgHi all. This is the D90 I had. I had trouble nailing the exposures...but I liked the camera a lot. I wonder if others had trouble too. ? Larry


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    Re: D90 - exposures -

    You have Exposure Compensation set on all your images. Why? That may be the reason you're NOT getting the exposures you're expecting.

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    Re: D90 - exposures -

    My D90 meter in matrix mode does a very good job.
    I do need some + exp comp when the background is white in the sunshine. Rarely more than +1.
    D750, D90, D100, Nikon 1 J5
    (Once owned: EL, F2AS, D50, D200, D300s, and D7100)

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    Re: D90 - exposures -

    Yes - on most my 200 cameras(I been through) I set on minus 1/3 , of late I have moved to minus 2/3 ...get the whites / brights….in … then bring back exposure.

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    Re: D90 - exposures -

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry E30 View Post
    Yes - on most my 200 cameras(I been through) I set on minus 1/3 , of late I have moved to minus 2/3 ...get the whites / brights….in … then bring back exposure.
    Yes, in my film days (and with 200 cameras I would suspect some are film), I also underexposed my slide film slightly (1/3 to 2/3 stop) to get better images. However, I found that with digital cameras, shooting in matrix mode, this underexposure was NOT needed. I generally shoot in either matrix or spot metering mode and only use exposure compensation under extreme circumstances like snow or white sand scenes, large dark area scenes, etc. What exposure mode do you typically use? I would recommend you go out and take some landscape type photos in matrix mode without exposure compensation and see what you get. Let us know how this works out.
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    Re: D90 - exposures -

    Matrix for years...

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    One of the many reasons I love Highlight-Weighted metering; it automatically detects and meters highlights for optimal exposure with less washout. Highlight-Weighted metering even takes the color of the light source into account to prevent overexposure, even in highlights with a strong color cast. It's pretty much the only metering mode I use any more.
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    Re: D90 - exposures -

    I'm going to use my D90 tomorrow and will try to find the highlight-metering mode and give it a try.
    D750, D90, D100, Nikon 1 J5
    (Once owned: EL, F2AS, D50, D200, D300s, and D7100)

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    Re: D90 - exposures -

    Quote Originally Posted by Horoscope Fish View Post
    One of the many reasons I love Highlight-Weighted metering; it automatically detects and meters highlights for optimal exposure with less washout. Highlight-Weighted metering even takes the color of the light source into account to prevent overexposure, even in highlights with a strong color cast. It's pretty much the only metering mode I use any more.
    There are 3 meter modes... single point, center-weighted and matrix... What exactly are you calling "highlight-weighted metering, Paul?

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    Re: D90 - exposures -

    Some of the more recent Nikon models (not the D90) have an explicit highlight metering mode in addition to those three. The symbol looks like the one for spot-weighted but with an added asterisk at the upper right.

    Saves you the trouble of using spot metering on the bright part of the scene, locking exposure, and then recomposing the shot - which would give you the same result.
    Last edited by Texas; 10-07-2018 at 05:02 AM.
    D750, D90, D100, Nikon 1 J5
    (Once owned: EL, F2AS, D50, D200, D300s, and D7100)





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