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Feb 11, 2019 12:40:57   #
IDguy (a regular here)
 
I learned again the need to reset EC to zero manually when done with a session. I had set it to 1.3 for a day of photographing snow sculptures. Then forgot to reset it when taking a number of images in Palm Springs. It took me a while to realize why my images in the EVF ( Nikon Z6) looked overexposed: they were.

Fortunately I was shooting in RAW so it was easy to correct in Lightroom. I fixed one and synched the rest.

Need to work on the discipline of checking all settings in the EVF at the start of a session. And chimp the first couple shots.

Other thoughts?

Any idea why Nikon keeps this setting through camera off and not others?

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Feb 11, 2019 12:56:40   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
Which setting would reset when you turn the camera off?

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Feb 11, 2019 13:00:15   #
Rich1939 (a regular here)
 
IDguy wrote:
I learned again the need to reset EC to zero manually when done with a session. I had set it to 1.3 for a day of photographing snow sculptures. Then forgot to reset it when taking a number of images in Palm Springs. It took me a while to realize why my images in the EVF ( Nikon Z6) looked overexposed: they were.

Fortunately I was shooting in RAW so it was easy to correct in Lightroom. I fixed one and synched the rest.

Need to work on the discipline of checking all settings in the EVF at the start of a session. And chimp the first couple shots.

Other thoughts?

Any idea why Nikon keeps this setting through camera off and not others?
I learned again the need to reset EC to zero manua... (show quote)



It's an ill wind that blows no good. How is the shadow detail in the Palm Springs images? Classify them as an unintended ETTR experiment

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Feb 11, 2019 13:05:01   #
IDguy (a regular here)
 
BebuLamar wrote:
Which setting would reset when you turn the camera off?


U1-U3 for sure. They go back to saved settings.

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Feb 11, 2019 13:06:07   #
IDguy (a regular here)
 
Rich1939 wrote:
It's an ill wind that blows no good. How is the shadow detail in the Palm Springs images? Classify them as an unintended ETTR experiment


Good plan!

I’ll check on the shadows/ dark areas. I was also using M and auto ISO, so some are at relatively high ISO. Due to Z6 system ISO invariance there is no additional noise from correcting in post.

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Feb 11, 2019 13:06:17   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
Have you looked at Custom Setting B2?

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Feb 11, 2019 13:17:40   #
IDguy (a regular here)
 
Bill_de wrote:
Have you looked at Custom Setting B2?

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Ah, that explains why I didn’t have this problem with my D800 and D5xxxs. On the D800 I used easy ISO. Don’t need that on the Z6 due to placement of ISO button, nor on D5600 because you can sweep finger on screen for ISO.

Also I have recently gone to using M mode and auto ISO for critters, which these images were of. The reset doesn’t work in M mode only.

I’ll check my b2.



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Feb 12, 2019 06:37:07   #
traderjohn (a regular here)
 
IDguy wrote:
I learned again the need to reset EC to zero manually when done with a session. I had set it to 1.3 for a day of photographing snow sculptures. Then forgot to reset it when taking a number of images in Palm Springs. It took me a while to realize why my images in the EVF ( Nikon Z6) looked overexposed: they were.

Fortunately I was shooting in RAW so it was easy to correct in Lightroom. I fixed one and synched the rest.

Need to work on the discipline of checking all settings in the EVF at the start of a session. And chimp the first couple shots.

Other thoughts?

Any idea why Nikon keeps this setting through camera off and not others?
I learned again the need to reset EC to zero manua... (show quote)


Maybe they are trying to revise the concept of personal responsibility.

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Feb 12, 2019 07:10:28   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
IDguy wrote:
U1-U3 for sure. They go back to saved settings.


Thanks! My camera doesn't have the U1-U3 settings. Also it's kinda impossible for the EC to reset itself on my camera.

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Feb 12, 2019 09:00:58   #
billnikon (a regular here)
 
IDguy wrote:
I learned again the need to reset EC to zero manually when done with a session. I had set it to 1.3 for a day of photographing snow sculptures. Then forgot to reset it when taking a number of images in Palm Springs. It took me a while to realize why my images in the EVF ( Nikon Z6) looked overexposed: they were.

Fortunately I was shooting in RAW so it was easy to correct in Lightroom. I fixed one and synched the rest.

Need to work on the discipline of checking all settings in the EVF at the start of a session. And chimp the first couple shots.

Other thoughts?

Any idea why Nikon keeps this setting through camera off and not others?
I learned again the need to reset EC to zero manua... (show quote)


Most if not all have the same feature. I know Minolta, Sony A mount, Nikon, Konica, Leica, all have this feature. It allows the user to switch from A to S and keep the same compensations.

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Feb 12, 2019 09:18:29   #
IDguy (a regular here)
 
billnikon wrote:
Most if not all have the same feature. I know Minolta, Sony A mount, Nikon, Konica, Leica, all have this feature. It allows the user to switch from A to S and keep the same compensations.


It must be something like that. But I’m talking about reset when you turn the camera off. I agree it should keep the EV setting while you switch exposure modes with the camera on.

Anyhow, fixed it with the b2 custom setting. It was the default setting that caused the problem. This is a new camera and that was the first time I used the EV setting for a group of images.

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Feb 12, 2019 14:30:49   #
speters (a regular here)
 
IDguy wrote:
I learned again the need to reset EC to zero manually when done with a session. I had set it to 1.3 for a day of photographing snow sculptures. Then forgot to reset it when taking a number of images in Palm Springs. It took me a while to realize why my images in the EVF ( Nikon Z6) looked overexposed: they were.

Fortunately I was shooting in RAW so it was easy to correct in Lightroom. I fixed one and synched the rest.

Need to work on the discipline of checking all settings in the EVF at the start of a session. And chimp the first couple shots.

Other thoughts?

Any idea why Nikon keeps this setting through camera off and not others?
I learned again the need to reset EC to zero manua... (show quote)

That's a given for any camera, if you have an EVF or not does not make a bit of a difference!

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Feb 12, 2019 16:23:23   #
IDguy (a regular here)
 
speters wrote:
That's a given for any camera, if you have an EVF or not does not make a bit of a difference!


Sorry, but it does. All optical viewfinders work with the aperture wide open. You do not see the effect of an EV adjustment in the viewfinder. You might be able to see it on the LCD and if your camera has a preview button to close the aperture.

An EVF shows the image as it will be recorded; i.e. with the aperture closed to the fstop setting. So you see the effect of EV adjustments in A, S, and P modes. But maybe not in M mode.

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Feb 13, 2019 00:35:15   #
speters (a regular here)
 
IDguy wrote:
Sorry, but it does. All optical viewfinders work with the aperture wide open. You do not see the effect of an EV adjustment in the viewfinder. You might be able to see it on the LCD and if your camera has a preview button to close the aperture.

An EVF shows the image as it will be recorded; i.e. with the aperture closed to the fstop setting. So you see the effect of EV adjustments in A, S, and P modes. But maybe not in M mode.

That's not what I was talking about, I was talking about resetting the EC back to zero!

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Feb 13, 2019 09:33:53   #
IDguy (a regular here)
 
speters wrote:
That's not what I was talking about, I was talking about resetting the EC back to zero!


Ah. With Nikons subject to custom setting. My problem with the new camera was that the default setting was not what I was used to.

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