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Exposure & Flash Comp for Nikon D3
« on: March 06, 2008, 03:25:15 PM »
Why does this info not show up in file info?

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Re: Exposure & Flash Comp for Nikon D3
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 03:28:42 PM »
Why does this info not show up in file info?

Do you mean in the "Info Text"?

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Re: Exposure & Flash Comp for Nikon D3
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 05:04:45 PM »
If you right click on an image and go to image info, that's where the exposure and flash comp are blank

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Re: Exposure & Flash Comp for Nikon D3
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 05:08:28 PM »
If you right click on an image and go to image info, that's where the exposure and flash comp are blank

Are you using version 4.5.3.1?  It adds support for the D3 and D300 models.

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Re: Exposure & Flash Comp for Nikon D3
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 12:05:56 PM »
yes

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Re: Exposure & Flash Comp for Nikon D3
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 12:19:30 PM »
Flash comp does not work in info text, would you like me to email you a D3 raw file?

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Re: Exposure & Flash Comp for Nikon D3
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2008, 12:32:13 PM »
Does not seem to work with Nikon D200 either.

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Re: Exposure & Flash Comp for Nikon D3
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2008, 04:12:42 PM »
Has any one been able to see flash comp for any of the newer Nikon Cameras?

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Re: Exposure & Flash Comp for Nikon D3
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2008, 07:58:44 AM »
The following also do not show up for D3 files  Contrast, Sharpening, Color Mode, Just noticed it today as I was trying to compare sharpening settings.

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Re: Exposure & Flash Comp for Nikon D3
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2008, 10:44:35 AM »
The exposure compensation should show correctly since it is a standard Exif tag.

The flash exposure compensation is NOT a standard Exif tag (and neither are things like contrast, sharpening, etc).  These are bits of information that are stored within the camera manufacturer's (e.g. Nikon's) "maker note" which is proprietary information.  I believe we used to read Nikon's flash exposure compensation correctly for older Nikon models, but apparently Nikon changed their formatting (which of course they have the right to do).  Even ExifTool gets it wrong.  Apparently the flash exposure compensation is stored now as a value that must be "looked-up" in a table to get the right value.  I'll see if I can work this out.  But of course we can't always know what Nikon or Canon or whoever may decide to do about their maker note formatting until new models are released and we have a chance to decipher their formatting.  In the mean time, you will have to rely-upon Nikon's software (the latest version of course that supports their new models since even Nikon's old software doesn't support Nikon's new cameras).

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