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pictures seem a little dark on KM

Paulcollins
Posted 21/05/2010 - 20:26 Link
Hi Group,
My pictures always seem a little dark on my KM , I've managed to put the yellow skin tone right, now its the darker pictures I need right I've been using SV mode inside with the flash on +1, I'm sure it's something I'm overlooking ISO usually on 100-200, perhaps I need to use my external flash, anyway it would be nice to have a 2,3,4,5,ect opinion. using J-peg should I move over to RAW
Paul
Pentax K10d, KM, kit lens 18-55,Sigma 28-80, Sigma 55-200, Sigma70/300 APO , Tamron 400mm Prime, Cosinon 135 prime,Ricoh 55mm.
Edited by Paulcollins: 21/05/2010 - 20:28
Anvh
Posted 21/05/2010 - 20:31 - Helpful Comment Link
The P-TTL always seems to underexpose a little so that the flash doesn't burn the highlights. With the K10D I also use +0.7 EV to get a better exposure and I know it was the same on the K20D from users here.

They have changed the exposure with the K7 but not with the KM I believe, but I aint sure.
Stefan
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Paulcollins
Posted 21/05/2010 - 21:09 Link
Anvh wrote:
The P-TTL always seems to underexpose a little so that the flash doesn't burn the highlights. With the K10D I also use +0.7 EV to get a better exposure and I know it was the same on the K20D from users here.

They have changed the exposure with the K7 but not with the KM I believe, but I aint sure.

hi Stefan the EV on the KM goes + - 0,0 to 2.0. .05 segments EV, what I've just tryed is to leave EV on 0 and set the auto ISO between 100 -280, and it works a treat, with 280 inside pictures, outside it stays at 100, flash on 0, it's just small things it seems you have to adjust, what has caught me out is that since having the KM I've not taken indoor night pictures,my K100d was totally different set-up, thinking back I had to play with that to.
Thank for replying much appreciated.
Paul
Pentax K10d, KM, kit lens 18-55,Sigma 28-80, Sigma 55-200, Sigma70/300 APO , Tamron 400mm Prime, Cosinon 135 prime,Ricoh 55mm.
Edited by Paulcollins: 21/05/2010 - 21:11
Paulcollins
Posted 21/05/2010 - 21:13 Link
Oh silly me I had EV steps on 1/2, now set to 1/3, there are times you feel your taking one step forward and 6 back
Pentax K10d, KM, kit lens 18-55,Sigma 28-80, Sigma 55-200, Sigma70/300 APO , Tamron 400mm Prime, Cosinon 135 prime,Ricoh 55mm.
snappychappy
Posted 21/05/2010 - 21:23 - Helpful Comment Link
I would shoot RAW if I were you, a much more flexible file.
Paulcollins
Posted 21/05/2010 - 21:30 Link
Yes it's something I've never tried, I could set it up to do both for a while and see how I get on, thank you
Pentax K10d, KM, kit lens 18-55,Sigma 28-80, Sigma 55-200, Sigma70/300 APO , Tamron 400mm Prime, Cosinon 135 prime,Ricoh 55mm.
fatspider
Posted 21/05/2010 - 21:52 Link
Paulcollins wrote:
Yes it's something I've never tried, I could set it up to do both for a while and see how I get on, thank you

Yes! start by shooting RAW+jpeg, that way you only need to edit the images that your not happy with.
RAW is great but it can become a little tedious having to convert all those files.
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flossie
Posted 21/05/2010 - 22:15 Link
fatspider wrote:

RAW is great but it can become a little tedious having to convert all those files.

Really? Suppose it depends what software you use to import/review your shots, but with both the freebie software that Pentax gives away and Adobe Lightroom it makes no difference, no extra steps or clicks the only difference is a little icon to tell you what it was originally... and the fact you can do far more tweaking with a RAW file...
Still shooting in the dark (literally and metaphorically)...
Edited by flossie: 21/05/2010 - 22:15
Anvh
Posted 21/05/2010 - 22:17 Link
fatspider wrote:
RAW is great but it can become a little tedious having to convert all those files.

Convert?
They go on to my PC as RAW and they are kept as RAW through the whole process till the finished product, only then for web they are converted to JPG.
Stefan
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K10D, K5
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AF-540FGZ

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