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Old 21st August 2013, 11:46   #12091
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is my understanding too..

Metering was on center-weighted average.
There is a significant bright element in your image - perhaps your camera is metering for that? And underexposing the rest? Could be an error with metering since the camera is pretty old. Or you might have exposed for the sun/sky.

Did you try shooting in manual mode and checking what shutter speed you have to use with F8/ISO 200 for 0 EV?
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Old 21st August 2013, 11:56   #12092
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Thanks, Nilanjan.
With Centreweighted, the two small areas should not have affected the over all metering ?
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Old 21st August 2013, 13:13   #12093
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I already have a 10-20 and a 50 in my kit. I was looking at this primarily for shooting from a distance, without being too intrusive. For the formal shots, I might use the 10-20 or the 50 depending on the space I have.

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Nikkor 55-300 mm (VR) also be a cheap option. IMO go for new one, whatever you decide.
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Im looking for a good Tripod for my new D5200 with 18-55kit lens. Budget below 2500/-. Any suggestions...
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With Centreweighted, the two small areas should not have affected the over all metering ?
@Condor I assuming resetting the camera and other checks haven't resolved the issue?
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@R2D2, I have not been able to check due to extra work load. I will let you know after doing that & comparing a couple of lenses.
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Finally got the camera home today. Super happy !

Body: Nikon D5200 with Kit lens: 18-55 mm: 39,000/-
Prime: 50 mm f/1.8G - 12,000/-


I bought it from a Nikon authorised dealer in Pune (Kirti Digital, Aundh). I somehow cannot buy expensive stuff online, hence the shop.

The first few snaps from the prime lens are just awesome. Loving it to the core. I need to find excuses now to escape out on weekends to explore the camera.

I have opened a new 11-month RD account just for lens purchases. I will keep this account live for at least 3-4 years, so I can buy a new lens every year, until I have a good lens collection.

Cheers !
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Finally got the camera home today.
Congrats. How's the sharpness from the prime and its closest shooting distance? Also the beautiful 'blur'?
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Congrats. How's the sharpness from the prime and its closest shooting distance? Also the beautiful 'blur'?
Ohh its beautiful. Will upload a few pics over the weekend. Haven't you got a prime with your D5200? How has been your experience so far?

Thanks.
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Haven't you got a prime with your D5200? How has been your experience so far?
I am planning a 40mm micro f/2.8G as close-up is my primary field of interest. It does double up as good enough prime lens too although brightness will be less compared to the 50mm f/1.8G. Its MRP is 16,850/- and I have been quoted 13.5K for it. Will buy it soon.

Experience is great though I am not 'too' enthused by the sharpness of the stock 18-105 that I bought with it.

Here's a (reduced size) sample from it that I shot in my backyard -

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Finally got the camera home today. Super happy !
Finally! Congrats Ajay!

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I have opened a new 11-month RD account just for lens purchases. I will keep this account live for at least 3-4 years, so I can buy a new lens every year, until I have a good lens collection.
A good way of building your kit.

My wife and I use this method to pay for some recurring expenses. Cannot apply it to photo gear as the funds are already spoken for.
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Finally! Congrats Ajay!

A good way of building your kit.

My wife and I use this method to pay for some recurring expenses. Cannot apply it to photo gear as the funds are already spoken for.
Thanks a lot. Now the real task is to dedicate time for the hobby. Got to plan that too like the RD account.
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Finally got the camera home today. Super happy !
Congrats! I got mine too earlier this week, but I bought it online (from Ebay). Clicked a few normal snaps till now, nothing to highlight. Realise that I need to start reading up stuff online to understand & learn (or unlearn bad habits) the tips/techniques for this camera. Thought of heading out with the camera & try out some pictures, but its a dull gloomy day (and could rain too) here today :(

PS: Pl. ping me if you come across any useful information / links around D5200 or SLR photography
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Congrats! I got mine too earlier this week, but I bought it online (from Ebay).

PS: Pl. ping me if you come across any useful information / links around D5200 or SLR photography
Thanks null. You can start with this:
http://www.nikondigitutor.com/eng/d5200/index.html

Quite an exhaustive video.

Cheers!
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IMO, to try out your skills or to hone them, visiting a zoo is a very good option. The subject is uncomplaining, gives you different poses and the one gets different settings & backgrounds.

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