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panasonic lumix fz50 overexposing in A mode

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Initial post: Nov 15, 2009, 2:56:42 PM PST
Does anybody know how to fix this problem? My FX50 is always overexposing my outdoor pictures when I shoot in A mode. I can´t see a way to arrange it in the menu settings. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2009, 9:41:51 PM PST
Dealzguy says:
Try stopping it down to f8 or more. This allows lesser light to enter the lens/sensor and hopefully prevents. Another technique is to lower the EV by -1. You can use a combination of both. Also try to switch to Shutter Priority mode and for outdoor daylight (Presume you shot in daylight) and have shutter speeds of 1/200 & above. Let me know if it helped.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2009, 10:26:13 AM PST
Presuming A mode is aperture priority, I'd have to ask first what aperture and ISO settings you had in play, and second what lighting conditions you were under.

For example, using f2.8 and ISO 400 in a sunny day is probably going to result in exceeding the shutter speed range of the camera (Sunny-16: f16@1/ISO(400) => f11@1/800 => f8@1/1600, f5.6@1/3200, f4@1/6400, f2.8@1/12800)

Second thing to check is if you have an exposure compensation setting (for all I know, the camera may save exposure comp on a per mode basis, so you could have a +EV compensation stuck on the A mode).

Beyond that would require hands-on testing (metering in spot mode on a dark area would result in over exposing the rest of the scene).

Posted on Nov 17, 2009, 2:37:15 PM PST
Tom Martin says:
The FZ50 has two different exposure compensation modes. Make sure both are set to Zero.
First is explained on page 52 of the manual.
Second is explained on page 93 of the manual.
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