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05-25-2009, 03:45 PM   #1
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Can someone please help me with these images? I can't figure out what happened. I think I had the camera on shutter speed priority. I would take 3/4 shots of same image, and two of the three would be like these??

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05-25-2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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Your ISO setting was 1600 1/15 sec shutter speed f5.6 @ 200mm radically overexposed regardless of any mode. Every thing in your view finder should have been blinking. jim
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Thanks Jim, but why would it change in between my shots?
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Do you have your iso set toauto or were you possibly using tva mode otherwise camera shouldn't change the iso I never use 1600 iso unless it is very dark and I need to shoot at a high shutter speed. jim

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ctt, in varying light, settings bordering on overexposure will give unconsistent results. The one good shot you got would have just been because the available light was just dim enough to not overexpose your shots at ISO 1600.

I'd suggest you shoot in green mode if you're not sure what settings to have on.
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I think in the shutter priority it doesn't matter what my camera setting is (which is 200), I would never use 1600 anyway. But, what is really wierd, is that in the next shots, everything is fine. I can't believe the light changed in just a few seconds. It's like when you are shooting with flash, and u shoot before the flash has time to charge----except of course I wasn't using a flash! Any ideas on why the shutter speed would change in a matter of a few seconds taking another shot?
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You had exposure compensation set to +2.5 stops overexposure and you got exactly that - overexposure! You could accidentally have held the EV button down while turning the front dial.

Set exposure compensation back to 0, set the ISO back to a more normal value like 100 or 200, and you should be fine!
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Ash, thank you for ur response. I thougt working in shutter priority in this instance was good. I think when I shot the first image, the shutter speed was at a good number, then assumed my next shot would be at the same speed. Don't know why it would change in a matter of seconds, then change again after the 3rd shot!

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Well that makes sense! Thanks Ole! So much to watch for, in so little time!!!
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I went back and checked your exif data on all 3 photo's and the only constant is the 1600 ISO Different shutter speeds for each shot, all definatly too slow for ISO settings, what I dont understand is 3 different ev comp settings and 3 different focal lengths. jim
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Well Jmc, I'm glad I'm not the only one confused!!!! LOL
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Confusion

Hey I have been taking photo's since the 50's, first slr/35mm back in 57 and shot slides for next 25 years. Went digital in the late 90's with P&S and DSLR couple years ago. Still leave some special setting on camer occasionally and screw up a couple photo. I just blame it on oldtimers.
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You must have one dial set on EV comp and moved it between the pictures. Go to line 22 in Custom Settings. That should be your culprit.

edit: line 22 is for K20D. On K10D, it would be the 4th "page", line 4.
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Another thing - you used spot metering, and in all pics animals' black bodies were in the center. Check if your good picture has a black animal right in the center If not, that explains it.
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EXIF suggests lots of potential problems as already noted by some above. You're also using spot metering and auto-bracketing, both of which can contribute to big shot-to-shot variations if you're not careful.
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