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    On the Subject Of Light Meters...

    Does anyone elses' K10D tend toward over exposure? My Canons, all 3 of them, tended toward a slight over exposure in most situations. But, my K10 goes way past slight. It varies, with the D60 I was comfortable just leaving compensation set to -1/3 all the time, but with the K10 I find myself having to go between 0 to -1/7 a lot. I know all meters have their quirks, but come on. Do you guys see this a lot? What mode do you guys use. I use center weighted, because matrix tends toward extream over exposure. Obviously when I use spot the problem is not really there, but it is a real pain to have to shoot something 3 times because I can't trust the meter. I shoot in Av most of the time, but I am thinking of going back to full manual. I know everything is a case of adjustment. I just would like to know if maybe I am doing something bass-ackwards? Am I trying to shoot like it's a Canon or what?
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    Re: On the Subject Of Light Meters...

    I'm too much of a noob to know what you are talking about.

    Sorry I can't be of any help.
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    Re: On the Subject Of Light Meters...

    Quote Originally Posted by spiraleyes
    I'm too much of a noob to know what you are talking about.

    Sorry I can't be of any help.
    Thanks for the post SE, but yeah, that's not any help...


    Come on guys, I know you K10 people are out there. Ben, Mike, how about some help here....
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    Re: On the Subject Of Light Meters...

    Almo,

    Did you ever first a solution for your issue?
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    Re: On the Subject Of Light Meters...

    Quote Originally Posted by Snapac
    Almo,

    Did you ever first a solution for your issue?
    Hey!

    Gosh, this is a blast from the recent past here... lol.

    Actually I never did figure this one out. Plus I never really got any help with it either. A rare miss. However, I ended up selling my K10D and going back to Canon. I am currently shooting with a 30D, and just like everyother canon I've had the meter pretty much stays at -1/3 stop compensation. I less contrasty light I sometimes need to bump it up to +-0 , but that doesn't happen much.

    Have you had a similar issue?

    Thanks!
    John Cowan
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