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Member Since 13 Oct 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 15 2015 05:39 PM

In Topic: D7300 --Release Date

01 February 2015 - 09:43 AM

The D7100 seems pretty awesome, but I didn't upgrade from the D7000 because of the banding problem of the D7100 sensor in the darker areas.  I did get a Pentax K3, and the D7000 is still pretty good, so there isn't much impetus to grab a D7100.  I'd be more interested in a D7200/7300 if the banding problem is eliminated.

In Topic: Ambient light control question

31 October 2014 - 08:14 AM

Excellent yauman....that is very helpful.  Thanks so much.

In Topic: Ambient light control question

30 October 2014 - 08:39 AM

Thanks yauman.  The situation I was most thinking about is when you are pointing the flash at the subject (I know how bad that can be)....for example, if you are outside and want some fill flash.  Based on what you said, lowering the EC will affect the ambient exposure as well as the light from the flash on the subject.  So, the background would go darker as would the subject.


So, under that situation, if you wanted to darken the environment but keep the subject properly exposed with the flash (assuming proper exposure was achieved on the subject with the flash prior to dialing in EC), you would lower the EC and up the FEC.  Just lowering the EC would darken everything if I understand you correctly.  I know manual is the better way to go, but I am just trying to understand the camera's behavior.


If I misinterpreted this, please let me know.


Thanks so much for all the effort you put in to your explanations.

In Topic: Ambient light control question

29 October 2014 - 10:39 AM

Lots of good stuff here.


I should have tried to state it more directly, but I'm just trying to understand how the camera is set up to respond to only changing EC when a flash is also used and the camera is set to Aperture Priority.


So, in Ap Priority mode with flash, if I dial in EC, does it only impact the ambient exposure?  Or, does it impact both the ambient and the exposure from the flash on the subject?



In Topic: Ambient light control question

28 October 2014 - 09:51 AM

Thanks, I appreciate the good feedback. It is very useful.


But, there was something else I was try to understand too. 


Let's say for a minute I decided that I am going to use Aperture Priority (even though Manual would be better).


If I wanted to bring down the ambient exposure but not affect the flash exposure, would I just dial down EC?  Or, would I have to dial up FEC to compensate for the dialed down EC too?