Bad (gamma?) with Fujifilm FinePix F100fd

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  1. Bobby Dipole

    Bobby Dipole Member

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    I've always been disatisfied with the outdoor pictures my F100fd takes. No matter what mode I choose, the shadows (or anything dark colored) come out black. The highlights have excessive contrast. I can improve the pictures with my photo editor by adjusting the gamma. Am I doing something wrong, or missing some setting?

    BTW, pictures taken in the shade look much better.

    Bobby Dipole
     
  2. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    It sounds like your camera's having a problem with dynamic range. A wider dynamic range will bring out more detail in the dark and light portions of your photos. According to page 69 of your owner's manual, the F100FD's auto setting will set the dynamic range between 100% and 400%, depending on whether it determines a wider dynamic range is needed. But you can also set the dynamic range manually, under the camera's manual mode. Try setting the dynamic range to 200% or 400%. You should see a difference in how your camera handles the very dark and light areas of the photo.
     
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