Airplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 650 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
For some reason, my recent window shots, although in bright light with the sun on the other side of the plane (so I'm not shooting into it), have come out depressingly dark. Tonight I'm flying again (in sunset!) and I want to make sure I don't mess up.
What metering settings would you recommend (center, center-weighted, full picture area?) and for sunset, and I best using auto white balance?
Aviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2826 times:
Your problem might be related to your focus point of choice(wing ?).
If this point is brighter due to the sun light for example the image will be dark.
- Select Av mode and your aperture of choice.
- Keep your cam level, aim somewhere but don't focus on the wing, press shutter half way and see what exposure time you get.
- Switch to manual and dial in the same numbers for aperture and exposure as found in the previous step.
- Focus on what ever you want and happy shooting, you now have a consistent exposure.
Another tip: remove the lens hood and keep the lens as close as possible against the window.
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Airplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 650 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2819 times:
Quoting Aviopic (Reply 2): Another tip: remove the lens hood and keep the lens as close as possible against the window.
Luckily, I don't have a lens hood on my 18-55
I agree that focus may be a problem... I've also noticed that my lens completely leaves focus and refocuses, whereas other lenses just refocus for minor adjustments. I wonder if it's just not focusing on the right thing.