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Nikon D500 — So The Underexposing Was Not Limited To ME!

by Anura Guruge


What I found, last night, when, on a hunch, I Googled “does nikon d500 underexpose”. Results of the 1st entry, i.e., “DPReview” Forum post shown BELOW. Click this image to ENLARGE and MARVEL.

Click here to access ‘DPReview’ Forum thread.


Click to ENLARGE and read here. AMEN. Yes, yes, yes. This is exactly what I found. 2/3 to 1 STOP most of the time. I thought that either my D500 was duff or that I was (finally) cracking up. Use link above to access full Forum thread. Interesting reading.


This is by “Ken Rockwell” a highly thought of photographer. YIKES. It is entry 3 in the above Google search. The “Ken Rockwell” entry.

This, alas, is very much the case (as I had suspected) — in bucketfuls. I started today with ‘+/-‘ set to a FULL +1.0. That is crazy.

Yes, I am known to overexpose but this makes me uncomfortable STARTING at +1.0 as the base.

Plus the colors (while these that I took, today, are marginally ‘OK’) are TOO FLAT for my flamboyant tastes. That I am sure has to do with the fact that I have shot 13,000 images with Fuji in the last 80 days and Fuji is known for its vibrant colors. Does this mean I am STUCK with Fuji? That thought did cross my mind. Should I backtrack and get a Fuji X-T2 which I had convinced myself was my dream camera. The problem is the lenses. Fuji lenses suck and are too damn expensive (even for my tastes).

So … Just sharing with you.

Be interested how the Nikon P900 works out for me. It does NOT have RAW mode. So Nikon has to do a better job with the JPEGs.

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by Anura Guruge