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12-21-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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dark pictures on program setting

I have a Kx and I just purchased a Tamron 18-200 mm 3.5 lens. When I take pictures in program mode especially in low light they come out dark. I switch to manual and they come out great. Is my Kx not adjusting correctly for this lens?

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When using Program mode, is your ISO set to Auto? If so, is it possible that you are using a higher ISO in Manual than what you have auto ISO limited to in Program?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
When using Program mode, is your ISO set to Auto? If so, is it possible that you are using a higher ISO in Manual than what you have auto ISO limited to in Program?
But he'd still get properly exposed, very blurry shots.
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D'Oh!

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You'll have to post sample images in order for anyone to be able to say what might be going on. But one guess is that you are including a lamp or other light in the picutre and the autoexposure is just trying to exposure for that. Solution would be to be sure to lock exposure while the lamps is not in the frame.
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you can also try increasing the exposure compensation if you can't figure out what is causing the change. my k-7 tends to underexpose on program, av mode, etc. and i will sometimes just leave it on +1 or +0.5 EV just to get a histogram I am happy with. this varies with the type of lighting though.
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I bet the exposure compensation dial has been turned to the far end... Check that first and put it to the centre. to +/- 0 EV.

check pg 107 in the manual. this applies to other settings too, it probably just happens to be set to an extreme in Program mode.
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Thanks everyone

Falke, you were right. somhow the exposure dial got changed. I corrected that and it fixed the problem. I want to thank everyone for thier quick responses.

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Good work Kevin. Remember to use that dial to your advantage
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