G3 exposure question

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by yizzy814, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. yizzy814

    yizzy814 New to Mu-43

    Sep 2, 2012
    Hi all. I had a question regarding how the exposure works on the G3. I take a lot of photos of my dog (see attached photo). He has a white stripe on his head, and I have to change the exposure dramatically when I am focusing on the white stripe vs. the rest of his face. This is when I am shooting in P-mode with point focus. There don't seem to be such wild swings in exposure when I shoot in iAuto-mode. Is there any way to make the auto-exposure take into account a larger area so that focusing on a tiny white area doesn't require such a large change in exposure?

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    Thanks guys!

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  2. arad85

    arad85 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 16, 2012
    What metering mode do you have it in?
  3. Dc5e

    Dc5e Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2012
    Sounds like you're in spot or possibly center-weighted metering mode.

    You can change it on the 2nd page of the Rec menu or through Q. menu
  4. yizzy814

    yizzy814 New to Mu-43

    Sep 2, 2012
    Wow. That fixed it. You guys rock :2thumbs:.