A100 exposure problems

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colin brenchley
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A100 exposure problems

Unread postby colin brenchley » Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:40 pm

I recently purchased an A100 to go on holiday as my 7D did not return from the repairers in time. So without the comfort of putting samples through my PC I took 3500 shots on holiday in Japan. I found the rear screen difficult to assess if exposure was correct and therefore bracketed on a the critical shots. The exposures were generally fine when there was no sky. When some sky was included particularly on bright sunny days regardless of the exposure (Multi-segment,spot etc) the shots overexposed and the detail in white clouds none existant. On setting the bracketing the underexposed shot was seriously underexposued. I never seemed to get a happy medium. Note I shot in JPG all the time. I found that in virtually all shots,particularly those with an element of sky in, I had to adjust levels in PS. Overall I found the accuracy of metering poor compared to my 7D. Can anyone help please or have I got a "Friday afternoon" camera!

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Unread postby Philip » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:13 pm

My experience with the A100 is that for subjects with a high proportion of sky in them, it needs 1/2 to 1 stop + exposure compensation, but because I always shoot RAW I can adjust later - not much help to you now, I know. However it does sound like you have a problem - what is the bracketing increment set at?

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Unread postby Dr. Harout » Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:05 pm

I would suggest to activate the DRO, since you are shooting JPG all the time. On the upper knob (left side) there is an inscription D-R, just turn the knob on it and push on the Fn button which is situated in the middle of the same knob. On the screen you will see 3 modes (Off, D-R and D-R+). Try the third one. It'll help you a lot.
Good luck and happy shooting.

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