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Mar 31, 2008 11:12 |  #61

Medic85 wrote in post #5230460 (external link)
That makes sense to me. Thanks. I'll give that a try next time the sun is actually out;). It's been overcast for the past 3 days with no end of the clouds in sight.

If I undertsand this concept correctly, it doesn't matter if the sun is out or not. You should be able to "set" your exposure in ANY lighting condition. So Grey Card and Check in overcast conditions should result in the same EC... IMHO.


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Mar 31, 2008 11:19 |  #62

True. Thanks for clearing it up!




  
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Mar 31, 2008 21:45 |  #63

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Apr 01, 2008 21:08 |  #64

Chris, if I understand all of this correctly, 4-5 clicks might not be the right spot for your hand. Next time you go out, take a grey card with you to meter from. Set your exposure with the grey card, and then meter off of your hand and see where it puts you. If the same settings from the grey card put you +4 clicks on your hand, then that is where you need to be. From then on, you can just meter off of your hand, go +4 clicks, and your there.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

That will work, too. I use white paper because I carry it with me, don't carry the gray card, & don't see why someone should have to buy one just to use the "palm method". ;)


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Apr 03, 2008 12:44 |  #65

when i hear compensations being applied as # of "clicks," are we talking 1/3rd stops, 1/2 stops, or full stops per click?


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Apr 03, 2008 13:01 |  #66

One click is one line left or right of the center line. The 1 in the image below is 3 clicks from the center.

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Apr 03, 2008 13:49 |  #67

In your example those are 1/3 stops and I believe that is the default setting for "clicks"; though it is adjustable via custom functions if I recall correctly.


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Apr 03, 2008 18:37 |  #68

lungdoc wrote in post #5253072 (external link)
In your example those are 1/3 stops and I believe that is the default setting for "clicks"; though it is adjustable via custom functions if I recall correctly.


yes, i've mine set at 1/2f, so i'd only go 2 clicks to net one stop. :)

earlier, i quickly fooled around with the "open sky" trick and pulled it 2 stops, and it seemed to provide a decent exposure of a lawn chair. it was dusky out so shadows were getting deeper.

i like the simplicity and results so far!!!

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Apr 04, 2008 09:00 |  #69

i've mine set at 1/2f, so i'd only go 2 clicks to net one stop.

At first I tried that because I was used to the click stops with manual lenses, but the jumps were too big between settings, so I went back to the default 1/3 stop per click.


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Apr 14, 2008 08:26 |  #70

For the portrait shooters & equipment collectors, here's an excellent example of what you can do with just a cam, lens, & the right natural light with manual exposure. Notice the detail in the black coat & white boa.
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Apr 14, 2008 08:53 |  #71

^^Good link, thanks.

I took the plunge and went totally manual for the wedding I shot on Saturday, I almost always used to shoot in Av mode and couldn't quite bring myself to let go of some auto settings. I am glad I did let go though as the photos seemed to have more of a punch and seemed much better exposed throughout (except when I went outside from inside, I forgot and shot a couple that were waaay over exposed!). Thanks to the info here, it's been very useful.


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Apr 15, 2008 09:19 |  #72

I took the plunge and went totally manual for the wedding...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, but I'd have done some test shots first? Everything you read in the forum isn't the best advice in the world. ;)

I'm glad it worked out for you.


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Jun 03, 2008 11:57 |  #73

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Great post and link PhotosGuy.

I'm considering having my palm tatooed 18% grey. Tha way I've always got it available. :lol:

Another suggestion would be to paint or glue something 18% grey to the inside of your lens cap.

How about 18% grey Gloves ? :)




  
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Jun 07, 2008 23:33 |  #74

I was thinking from my biology days that the skin will change colour depending on the amount of 1- Blood flow
2- Sweat on it

So a hot day where the body is trying to dissipate heat the blood flow to the extremities is increased , as is the amount of sweat, should generate a different reading from the cold days where the flow to the limb limits is restricted.

maybe i should test this theory prior to posting......Nah live dangerous, i like eating words!!


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Jun 08, 2008 08:51 |  #75

maybe i should test this theory prior to posting....

According to R A V I K U M A R, use gray gloves in cold weather. You could use your gray underwear in the hot days of Summer? :D


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