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07-22-2009, 04:04 AM   #16
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I think that it is important to understand that Pentax cameras will strongly attempt to avoid blowing highlights. That means if there are any bright spots in the photo -- white sails, reflective chrome, etc the camera will try to stop blowing the highlights and will underexpose your photo. I find it is helpful to turn on the "blinkies" on the preview screen so that I can see when the highlights and shadows are blown. If that part of the photo isn't that important to me, I will bump up EV compensation.

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