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constant or favourite exposure compentation

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  1. Dwiputraltf

    Dwiputraltf New Member

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    halo can you guys tell me which constant/favourite exposure conpentation?for refference,especially for shooting people
     
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    + 2/3 for RAW
     
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    Favourite on odd number days and months with an r in them is +1
     
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    None. I prefer manual control with exposure preview in the viewfinder.
     
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    . . . and presumably between the hours of 0730 and 1545 . . .
     
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    Exactly.
    I'm very lucky that Fuji included my favourite exposure compensation number on the top plate selector dial.
    :)
     
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    I'm not sure if I should be serious for a moment. ..

    ....but +1 or +.66 is very useful for backlit shots or bright skies.

    Gerry
     
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    If by chance your camera was set at factory defaults when new, then my first choice would be zero compensation.
    If you shoot exclusively RAW, I would tend to leave it on zero and then adjust only as the situation requires.
    If you shoot exclusively JPG, then you may or may not have some picture controls set (i.e. shadow and highlight offsets) that may or may not tempt you to set a "permanent" exposure offset.
    If you shoot portraits and your subjects tend to have a light skin or a dark skin, then you may want to have an exposure routine that involves exposure compensation to produce what you want.
    As already mentioned, backlighting may also figure into your exposure calculations and possibly compensation.
    ..... and so it goes ....

    Back to that factory default and the Fuji control set presentation that tempts so many people to join the system, just because there is a dial, it doesn't need to be changed.
     
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    There isn't any. It's a parameter you might need, every once in a while, for some particular conditions, when one of the three base measuring modes (spot, centre-weight, average) do not produce a satisfactory result, and you don't want to bother with AE-L. Or to balance ambiant and flash. If you don't need it, then don't use it.
     
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    I agree with all the serious comments that were made above.

    It may be worth pointing out that permanent exposure compensation settings are a thing that harks back to the age of film photography, when practically no film would provide its very best results or a desired look at its rated ISO/ASA value. Depending on the development process, the employed development solutions or other desired characteristics, users had to apply permanent EC factors.

    Today, the only variables are whether you shoot JPGs only, or have specific personal preferences for a desired look. Besides that, a good understanding of your camera's exposure metering modes should in most cases make permanently using an EC factor superfluous.
     
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    Don’t use it.

    One thing I do like about the layout on the new XH1.

    Otohp.
     
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    The use of exposure comp. depends on the light. There is no universal right or wrong. Only right or wrong for a given lighting situation. I never used it in my DSLR days because it required menu work. The dial on the Fujis makes it easy to use and I do use it now.
     
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    +1

    Like Arjay said so use the dial according to taste. When shooting RAW I often ETTR and get that ETTR by using the compensation dial. Shooting JPGs = to taste.
     
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    I would like to have none of the skin overexposed (other than specular reflections) so I can adjust the tones in PP if needed. There are so many compositions with all kinds of lighting so there is no fixed setting of EC for me. The EC control is the one I use the most often on my camera; I wonder how I would manage with the XH1; I would use the AE-lock button instead I guess.
     

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