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12-27-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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Strange photos using 50mm 1.4

I shoot it some photos last night and some photos are strange when I download it from memory stick . The light inside the room was fine , most of the photos are fine .Why this happent ?

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12-27-2011, 06:10 AM   #2
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this is the next photo which was ok.
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I think its the metering. Candles have very strong light so it compensates with darker background.

Try another metering like the onemetering the whole picture or just set the aperture and shutter speed manually.
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Doesn't looks like anything strange to be- it's just underexposed either because a. your flash was recharging and did not fire or b. you pointed the camera at the candles when metering/the camera used center-weighted metering.

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If it was taken in a church, I would imagine it's something spiritual. But since it's just a party, the fire might be just off (or almost but not quite) the moment the shot was taken with flash? We have all seen candle fire that seems to die down only to come back in a blink of an eye.
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Picture was made inside a house , normal lights on , no flash .
I use center-weighted metering and set camera by ISO , I hate flash pictures ,so I manually set ISO to a level in order to have 1/30 to 1/100 speed (all other settings are auto ) .

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If it's center metering, then the two pictures tell me that your center point had different objects being metered. The first picture has the flames being metered. The second picture had the kid's face being metered.

It'd be helpful to have the exifs (or at least the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO information) of each picture for us to understand further.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crossing Quote
I shoot it some photos last night and some photos are strange when I download it from memory stick . The light inside the room was fine , most of the photos are fine .Why this happent ?
Question sir, is that an A/F/FA 1.4 or a m42/K/M 1.4?

though I also support the notion that the camera might have metered on the candle fire so it underexposed the rest of the scene....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
Question sir, is that an A/F/FA 1.4 or a m42/K/M 1.4?

though I also support the notion that the camera might have metered on the candle fire so it underexposed the rest of the scene....
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Center weighted metering would not have produced that effect - it still would have taken more of the scne into account. Spot metering might have produced this if aimed directly at the candle. My theory, though, is that another flash went of at the exact moment your camera was metering, and your camera endd up metering off that flash, thus setting a very high shutter speed. Then the light was gone by the time the shutter actually opened. I'm on my iPad and can't see th Exif, if indeed any is present - can you post the ISO, aperture, and shutter speed?
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No EXIF in the posted shot.
Post the shot again with EXIF intact.
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I'm with Wheatfield and Marc on this one. Until we see the EXIF, all we can do is speculate.

Also, that kid looks pretty young for 29.
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Also, that kid looks pretty young for 29.
LMAO - good catch!
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One of them is 2, the other is 9?
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Well, actualy the celebration was for a 29 years old lady .. and the kids where invited at the party, and they WANT IT to blow out the candles to !
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