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D850 underexposing issues

Discussion in 'Photography Chat Forum' started by David Marsh, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. David Marsh

    David Marsh New Member

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    D850 underexposing issues

    I have been using my D810 for many years with 80% of my work being in manual mode.

    I have noticed that when using my D850 for the same work as my D810 I get totally underexposed images no matter what I do with the settings.

    For example, I was shooting a car recently at 3pm. The sun was bright, and my ISO setting were 125 with F9 and 160/sec. The settings were NOT beyond the capabilities so the camera in anyway. The image came out black. I then made many adjustments using both F stops and shutter speeds. However, all of the manual images came out black!! I had Active D Lighting turned off!

    I had to totally reset the camera before I could get a good shot. Having reset the camera, it repeated the same issue s a few days later.

    I have NOT made any real changes to the ‘out of the box ’ Nikon settings?

    Please NOTE, my D810s at the same shoot using the same setting did NOT produce a single poor image!

    Any ideas anyone? Anyone ha the same experience?

    Thanks
     
  2. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    Just check you havent (or are not) knocked the dial and set negative exposure compensation.
    Also a couple of images posted would help us see what exactly is happening, especially if the exif is still there.
    1 image from the D810 and 1 from the D850 would help
    Paul
     
  3. David Marsh

    David Marsh New Member

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    Thanks Paul,I had checked the dials and NO i ha dnot knocked anything. I deleted the poor images due to storage. I do have one left but this post will not allow me to upload it reporting a security issue?
     
  4. David Marsh

    David Marsh New Member

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  5. ed taylor

    ed taylor Super Ed Super Moderator

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    Strange that.
    I have a D850 and haven't noticed any exposure problems with mine. Next time j use it. I will try it totally in manual and see how it exposes there.
     
  6. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    David when you post make sure you press the "Full Image" button, I have done this one for you this time.
    Unfortunately your image does not have the exif info with it, probably stripped when uploading, so make sure your images are no more than 1020px on longest side and no bigger that 250kb in file size.
    What exposure mode are you using ?
    Paul
     
  7. Andy 0

    Andy 0 Always on

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    You are using the correct metering mode aren't you?
     
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  8. oldgeezer

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    That would be my first question. You have a lot of sky so spot metering would be the best bet.
     
  9. SeanNeedham

    SeanNeedham Ol' Sparky Honorary Life Member

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    There's the metering modes as said above, but also check your exposure compensation baseline; as there is a mode on the Nikon cameras (going back to the D300 maybe before) in the metering control menu where you can fine tune the metering per mode in 1/3 stop intervals and if that gets set wrong (and I've seen it more than once, done it more than once as well) it can make the camera appear to be off in the metering regardless of mode as it's +/- that offset from the meter outputs.... And it doesn't show that it's been adjusted on any of the readouts or within exif data.
     
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  10. MikeB

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    Looks like a metering issue to me as well. Your subject is backlit. If the metering mode is anything other than spot the camera will be trying to average all of the light per type of metering mode. As the sky is close to blowing out and the car is dark, you are probably using center weighted or matrix metering.

    Compare the metering modes each camera is currently set. I suspect they are set differently.
     

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