K5 over exposing


fatspider

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 17:43
Has anyone noticed a tendency for the K5 to overexpose in bright sunlight?

I thought I got a perfect shot of a Reed Bunting today, histogram looked great, the image on the screen looked great too, but when I got it home and onto the PC the image is clearly overexposed by a couple of stops, and not just that particular shot, I had quite a few others too. fortunately I got a very nice Robin and Tree Sparrow.

Time I started shooting RAW methinks.
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royd63uk

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 17:47
Yes it does it in raw to..but of course easier to deal with
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Algernon

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 17:55
Can't you set Highlight and Shadow warning on the Histogram display on the LCD?
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bretti_kivi

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 18:03
Why only taking one "good" shot? take multiple

I'd err towards underexposure, too, as that will be easier to save in PP.

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Smeggypants

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 18:47
haven't really done bright sunlight much yet. I did go out and do some drive by shooting this afternoon though and it was bright in places. Still copying the files onto the computer. I'll look out for over exposing.

My K20D underexposes and it was refreshing to see exposure better on the K-5
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Last Edited by Smeggypants on 18/01/2011 - 18:56

GDN

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 18:56
My K10D, K20D and K7 all underexposed. The K5 has seemed to nail it spot on so far. Just means I've needed to change my workflow altering photos... lol.
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royd63uk

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 19:12
it is mailny the whites ang light grays i find and of course skies.
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pentaxanne

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 20:06
bretti_kivi wrote:
Why only taking one "good" shot? take multiple

I'd err towards underexposure, too, as that will be easier to save in PP.

Bret

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 20:24
Expose to the left! The K-5 can take a lot of exposure correction in PP.

Can't wait to get one... which I will... circa 2012...
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 18/01/2011 - 20:27

fatspider

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 20:48

Just checked the camera, it was set to +.5EV, though as I said the shots were at least a couple of stops over, obviously the extra half stop has pushed them over the top.

Oh well, lesson learned, I'll get to know the camera eventually, but I've just changed it to RAW+jpeg to be on the safe side

Be prepared for lots of upcoming questions on RAW guys
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GDN

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 21:32
LOL fatspider...

Been there, done that... d'oh.
Gary

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fatspider

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 22:14
I know why I didn't realise Exp Comp was set.

The K10/20D both show the exp.comp. symbol but also display the bar graph indicating the amount, the K5 doesn't, at least not while the electronic level is operating, it just displays the symbol, if no exp. Comp. is set the symbol is not displayed (on any of the bodies)

I must have changed it while trying to find the ISO button with gloved fingers, and I even did that whilst forgetting I was in TAv mode
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beginner

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 22:20
I've come to the conclusion they new cameras are far too complicated!
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fatspider

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 22:29
Y'know Ken, I was thinking of changing my avatar to a Goldfinch just to confuse people even more

EDIT; Avatar is tomporary folks
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Last Edited by fatspider on 18/01/2011 - 22:32

beginner

Link Posted 18/01/2011 - 22:38
It's a good one...I'll change mine!...lol...The K5 has me confused!...and I haven't even got one!...
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