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Rudmin


Oct 10, 2010, 1:36 PM
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Very recently, the light metering on my Nikon D60 has gone out of wack. Since about a month ago, it has consistently started showing exposures about 3 stops above what is actually there. What this means is that if I centre the exposure, I get a horribly underexposed photo. I can still shoot fine in auto mode, but manual is very tricky because I can't eyeball the light level myself.

Does anybody have any troubleshooting ideas about what might be causing this? I have tried resetting all of the settings back to default. No change. I have tried shooting at different apertures, no change. I don't have any other lenses. Maybe I will try borrowing one from a friend to see if it is a lens problem.

The thing is that the camera can take normal photos using auto mode.


brijoel


Oct 10, 2010, 9:36 PM
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My first inclination was that something was wrong with your shutter, which meant the problem should consistently occur whether in manual or auto - except that it works fine in auto. Similarly, your lens has nothing to do with the problem since it only happens in manual, and lenses have no "software" to cause them to meter differently based on the camera's function setting.

Thus, I'm guessing you have a software issue rather than some kind of hardware problem. Call Nikon and explain what's happening. It may be something as simple as a software update.


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not the first person i've read about having a similar issue with their Nikon: http://news.deviantart.com/article/126401/

but, yes, contact Nikon. and scour around the internet and see if you can find posts/blogs about similar problems.


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Problem solved. The exposure compensation was changed by accident. I have never used it before, so didn't even know how to change it until I tried messing with the flash compensation. The funny thing was that doing a hard reset didn't reset it.


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