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12-19-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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flash overexposure

have new K50, all flash pics taken with in camera flash are overexposed drastically in auto and program mode, ISO 100 indoors. Any suggestions, anyone else having this problem

12-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Dial back the flash compensation as much as you like, Bob.

With a bunch of test shots, get a feel for what you'll need for your typical situations.
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It will depend a lot on the background and subject distances...it is very likely that you're overexposing the foreground and underexposing the background, so in average the exposure is "correct" (at least, the camera thinks so).
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overexposure

Thanks for the prompt reply, was hoping to keep automatic without adjustment. never had this problem with previous Pentax ZX5, or Nikons.

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Most of the time it should be pretty close on full automatic, at least the flash exposure side of it, it is more likely to make a mistake on the ambient light half of the exposure.

Can you post an example with EXIF?
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It's not clear as to whether or not you are using an external flash, which one, and how you are using it (direct or bounce, etc.). I have a sneaking suspicion you are using an old non-compatible TTL flash in which case you must use AUTO or manual; TTL has not been compatible with dSLR bodies for nearly a decade - you need a pTTL flash for that. Although AUTO will work just fine.

If the on-board flash is giving you trouble, test it using M to replicate the problem. If it continues to overexpose, you have a defective body.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ScooterMaxi Jim Quote
It's not clear as to whether or not you are using an external flash
He said "in camera flash", Jim.
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My bad. Should have read that entry more carefully.

If he can test with more than one lens, and work in M mode to further isolate, he should be able to confirm that he has a defective unit. Of course, making sure that the electrical contacts are free from debris is essential, but on a new camera it would be very unusual to be facing that problem.

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