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03-08-2009, 04:50 PM   #16
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If there is something highly reflective in the picture, however small it might be, it will always have a big impact on exposure, due to the camera trying to avoid blown highlights. Whenever I shoot something like that, I go manual because I know the system will screw it up.

03-08-2009, 05:55 PM   #17
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K200d built in flash intermittent

Ok, so you don't think I'm crazy. I have attached two pictures. Camera was on manual. ISO 400 1/90sec f5.6. In the first pict you will see it is fairly well balanced. The second picture taken about 40 sec later is underexposed by at least 5 stops. It seems like when I turn the camera on I get the first one or two exposures with flash working fine. Then the next 3-5 picts will all be underexposed. In natural light without flash the picts are well exposed. So I think the meter is fine. I know it is not the batteries as I installed the brand new unopened lithiums that came with it.... The camera has never been dropped, bumped or mishandled.
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03-08-2009, 07:29 PM   #18
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You're right - that's not user error :-) Definitely a camera problem.

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