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It all depends on the specific camera model and the design of the sensor and the firmware installed. Many Nikon cameras with sensors made by Sony amplify the base signals by 1/3 stop intervals. Other Nikon cameras don't. Even some Sony sensors don't. As a long time Canon shooter, I can more fully explain how it works with practically all of their sensors ...


That doesn't seem normal, no. Because the f/number relates to exposure at any given point (not total sensor size), the crop factor shouldn't matter. Since you had a one-stop lower ISO, one would expect the other camera to be correct at half the shutter speed, not several times longer. Were you both framing a roughly identical scene? Does the same thing ...


You could use a fill light from a reflector or another strobe to illuminate the background a bit. Of course, that means additional setup time and expense. You could experiment with extending exposure, at least on the Canon, to reduce the brightness of the ring-light in comparison to the background (e.g. increase exposure time so that light keeps entering ...


Generally it should be possible to nail the exposure on the first try, the old analog masters did it, too. When you're metering a small, far away object, the metered area will be much larger than the object and you get a lot of sky metered, consequently. I like the concept of Ansel Adams' Zone System for this: You have to use spot metering for this, if ...


According to Gary Fong (Sony's Intelligent Auto And Superior Auto Modes), the main difference is that Superior Auto can use multiple exposures (in-camera HDR), while Intelligent Auto just uses a single image. This is confirmed by Sony's documentation: What is the difference between [Superior Auto] mode and [Intelligent Auto] mode? In [Superior ...


Try using a polarizing filter over your camera lens. You will have to test different areas of the sky to determine the best angle for the deepest blue while dialing your filter for effect. You'll see the sky darken/lighten as you turn the filter ring. Once established, your exposure should work on auto. You'll also get richer colors on the balloons, ...


"EV increases as ISO increases. This does not make sense to me..." Let's put this in plain English: Higher ISO film is more sensitive to light. In digitalese, a higher ISO setting makes the sensor more sensitive. If you are not careful you can overexpose your shots easily. "A high Exposure Value(EV)" means that the film will appear to have been dosed with ...

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