k200 under exposure


gtw

Link Posted 21/04/2009 - 06:57
Hi, my new k200 seems to under expose on most settings,particulary on bright days,requiring me to brighten them up in Photoshop. Is this normal as it seems to protect the highlights very well.
regards and thanks for any advice
gtw

terje-l

Link Posted 21/04/2009 - 07:59
I would advise you to test out the different exposure metering systems (average, centre-weighted and spot) to see which method suits you best. Also check the histogram on the LCD screen - you can easily adjust and do another shot if necessary.
Best regards
Terry

K20D, Optio I10, DA 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 AL II, A 1:1.7/50, D FA 1:2.8/100 Macro, Sigma 70-300 1:4-5.6 APO DG Macro, Pentax AF 360FGZ

iceblinker

Link Posted 21/04/2009 - 10:01
Pentax DSLRs in general expose to protect the highlights.

When desired, you can compensate for it quite easly by using an alternative metering mode, and/or +/- EV Compensation or a manual adjustment.

Get to know the camera more so that you can predict the exposure, and be prepared to take test shots when practicable.
~Pete

gtw

Link Posted 22/04/2009 - 06:53
Thanks for the advice
regards
gtw
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