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D5100 Exposure Compensation Indicator

macnca

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macnca Registered since 24th Dec 2012
Wed 26-Dec-12 03:08 AM

Just got my D5100 for Christmas. I have been reviewing the tutorial videos on lynda.com (Chapter 3, Session 2) for this camera. I noticed that they show the exposure compensation indicator on the LCD should move right/left when you move the command dial left/right while depressing the exposure compensation button.

When I perform the same steps my exposure compensation indicator flashes and the bars under the line stay the same. I also changed the exposure compensation via the menu route. The value never changes on the indicator.

Any suggestions? I've reviewed the reference manual on exposure compensation.

MEMcD

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#1. "RE: D5100 Exposure Compensation Indicator" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Wed 26-Dec-12 04:22 AM

Hi Melissa,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Congratulations on your new D5100.
Do you have the camera in P, S, A, or M exposure modes?
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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#2. "RE: D5100 Exposure Compensation Indicator" | In response to Reply # 1

macnca Registered since 24th Dec 2012
Wed 26-Dec-12 01:14 PM

I have it in P mode, which the narrator on the video also had his camera set too.

Leonard62

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#3. "RE: D5100 Exposure Compensation Indicator" | In response to Reply # 2

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Wed 26-Dec-12 01:59 PM

The little +/- box at the bottom of the LCD display should change. The meter bar will move as well unless you are trying to change the compensation in poor light. In that case the meter bar will not change and the exposure values above the line will blink and you will get a message at the top saying "Subject is too dark". But the box at the bottom will still change. Is that what you see?

Len

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#4. "RE: D5100 Exposure Compensation Indicator" | In response to Reply # 3

macnca Registered since 24th Dec 2012
Thu 27-Dec-12 02:23 AM

That solved the mystery. I moved to an area with adequate light and tried it again and it worked just like the video shows! Thanks for your input.

G