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Using a 500mm fixed aperture lens on a Pentax ist

Using a 500mm fixed f.8 aperture lens on a Pentax ist DL in manual mode. When I snap the picture it is always underexposed. How can I correct aperture setting to lighten picture?

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Use "exposure compensation" (the button with a plus/minus symbol). It allows you to lighten (toward the + side) or darken (toward the - side).

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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Without knowing what camera you have I would set your camera's aperture to f/8. I would have your camera mode set to either aperture priority or manual, and leave the aperture on the camera set to f/8.

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http://www.pentaxuser.co.uk/forum/topic/ist-D--HELP-444/p-0#comm_2164

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