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Finepix 2400 Dark landscape shots

Please help I have a recently purchased Finepix 2400. With the camera set on auto I am having problems with landscape long distance shots once the picture is taken then down loaded on the PC the picture is very dark. There is no problem with close up or macro shots these all turn out great. Can anyone advise on what setting/set up needed for good landscape shoots

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Re: Finepix 2400 Dark landscape shots

I think I have cracked it bright sun light use +3,6,9 etc depending brightness

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Re: Finepix 2400 Dark landscape shots

I was just out yesterday taking pictures in very hazy conditions, and some of my shots were facing south at about noon. I was actually expecting the sky to be overexposed, so I took two pictures of everything, one on auto, and one on manual with the exposure set to -0.6. Well, it turned out that even the ones on Auto were dark, so the ones on the manual settings were even worse! As it turns out, I had the same problem you had, and should have boosted the exposure. Reading the manual, it does say that you should use positive compensation for very bright scenes or pictures of mostly sky. Try it next time and see how that works. I'm new to this too, but I'll get the hang of it sooner or later... ;)

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