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09-23-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Strange Exposure issue

On my K5, I'm often shooting and on the camera screen and camera histogram indicate the images are exposed properly (shooting RAW), but once I get them into LR, they are over exposed. (both visually & on the histogram. Easy to fix it, but still a pain having to fix the images after the fact. Monitor is calibrated. I know the camera preview is just a rendering, but how do I get it to show a proper representation?

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Are your LR preferences set to apply auto tone adjustments? If so, LR is way off the mark in its auto tone function.
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Are your LR preferences set to apply auto tone adjustments? If so, LR is way off the mark in its auto tone function.
Nope. I have it either apply nothing on import, or one of my own presets, but my own preset doesn't use any "Auto" features. Good thinking though.
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In LR there is also another setting under preferences, presets ,default develop settings, with a box to check for an auto tone function.
However, you seem like you know what you are doing and this is probably unchecked, but it might be worth a look.

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In LR there is also another setting under preferences, presets ,default develop settings, with a box to check for an auto tone function.
However, you seem like you know what you are doing and this is probably unchecked, but it might be worth a look.
Actually didn't know that was there, but it isn't checked.
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The camera displays images and histogram after running the raw file through its JPEG engine, using whatever JPEG settings are currently defined in the relevant camera menus. Is there a setting in there somewhere that would act to 'tone down' the JPEG (like a Muted scene setting, or something else you have tweeked and then forgotten about)? That might act to pull back a somewhat overexposed image as you look at it in the camera.

Also you could test develop some RAW files in the Pentax software provided with the camera - this appears to be programmed to replicate the behavior of the camera JPEG engine quite closely (including the Pentax scene settings), and might give a clue as to whether camera exposure or a software RAW developing issue is at play.
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The camera displays images and histogram after running the raw file through its JPEG engine, using whatever JPEG settings are currently defined in the relevant camera menus. Is there a setting in there somewhere that would act to 'tone down' the JPEG (like a Muted scene setting, or something else you have tweeked and then forgotten about)? That might act to pull back a somewhat overexposed image as you look at it in the camera.

Also you could test develop some RAW files in the Pentax software provided with the camera - this appears to be programmed to replicate the behavior of the camera JPEG engine quite closely (including the Pentax scene settings), and might give a clue as to whether camera exposure or a software RAW developing issue is at play.
I was thinking it was something like this, but I searched the menu's and couldn't find the Jpg option settings to check what the settings are. I might have to pull the manual out. I hate it when that happens. lol
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