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12-27-2014, 10:41 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Flugelbinder Quote
Sorry for the ignorance, but what would this show/prove?

If using manual mode, pressing the green button will force the camera to take a reading (meter) based on aperture and iso setting by changing shutter speed.

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QuoteOriginally posted by aleonx3 Quote
If using manual mode, pressing the green button will force the camera to take a reading (meter) based on aperture and iso setting by changing shutter speed.
Thanks. That sounds interesting, if nothing else, to confirm exposure...
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As others have said already, you might get some help when you post an example with EXIF.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jnast78 Quote
As a test the exposure compensation I put the camera on a tripod outside lemon tree as subject in semi shade side lit from the sun. Took pics from -5 to +5 in manual 125/2.4 iso 400 and no difference at all
That's what should happen in manual mode. Exposure compensation in manual mode just applies a bias to the meter, it's then up to the user to change the shutter/aperture/iso to get the meter back to zero.

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As a test put the camera in Av mode and take the same shot with ISO 400 and aperture at f/2.4. What setting does the camera want to use for speed?

As another test put on a different lens and use the same settings. Do you get the same results? You mentioned using other lenses but did not say if results were different.

As noted by others, post an image with the EXIF intact, that will help.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jnast78 Quote
Recently bought the k3..here's my issue. When shooting outdoors in great sunlight with 35 mm lens at 125/2.4 I still have to bump up the iso to at least 600 to get a evenly balanced shot..this doesn't seem right to me..I mainly do natural light photography and with my other brand I used a 28-70 2.8 L at 250/ 2.8 I never had to go above 200iso. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. .thanks in advance
Could be an aperture issue with the lens. You should verify (by using the green button or looking through the front of a lens during a 1-2s exposure) that the lens is shooting wide-open/at the expected aperture.

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