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12-14-2009, 06:35 AM   #1
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EV Settings

I have just started using m42 Super Tak lenses and find that they under exposed. I have read in the forum that this is normal. I have a k20d and use photoshop and light room for my editing. I make my EV adjustment in the software during post processing. Is there an advantage to setting the EV before shooting the picture or is adjusting in the post process good enough?


12-14-2009, 07:28 AM   #2
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there is a big advantage in setting ev compensation when shooting,

Regardless of whether you use RAW or JPEG getting the exposure correct at the time of taking the shot always results in the best image.

Pushing an inder exposed shot in post processing always adds noise. You are probably disappointed with the quality of some shots only because of exposure at present/

You need to remember that processing in RAW is not a fix all to bad exposure. Your objective should always be to get exposure correct at the onset.

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