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06-21-2014, 09:34 PM   #1
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Overexposure

I have a K-x that works fine in low light conditions but generally overexposes in bright daylight.
Are there any tricks or updates that will relieve this?
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06-21-2014, 09:45 PM   #2
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What metering mode are you using? Which lenses?
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This is strictly a tech question; not an art question. It does it with both the kit lens and the quality 17-70SDM lens. It does it in auto (which it shouldn't) and manual. In reading reviews of the new K-5ii I saw that some users consider overexposure a typical Pentax issue..
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QuoteOriginally posted by Patco Quote
This is strictly a tech question; not an art question
Art question - huh? I asked what metering mode you were using. That's a tech question.

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Jim's question is very valid, if you are using spot metering in the wrong situations then it would cause over exposure in highlights. I don't know what reviews you've been reading but most users find Pentax to underexpose a tad.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Oldbayrunner Quote
Jim's question is very valid, if you are using spot metering in the wrong situations then it would cause over exposure in highlights. I don't know what reviews you've been reading but most users find Pentax to underexpose a tad.
+1. And, yes, I concur with the spot metering comment as posted by Jim.
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Yup. Occasionally I also see someone complain that Pentax by default underexposes about 1/3 to 1/2 of a stop. Ive never seen someone say that Pentax cameras generally overexpose...
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