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DrewWalden

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DrewWalden Registered since 02nd Jun 2012
Sat 02-Jun-12 02:18 PM

My wifes D3100 has been shooting dark for no apparent reason. Also, the focus seems to be a little off. I have included a picture for comprisons sake. What do you guys think?

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l628/Drew_Walden/2003%20Yz85/Comparison.jpg

elec164

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#1. "RE: D3100 Shooting Dark" | In response to Reply # 0

elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009
Sat 02-Jun-12 08:59 PM

Welcome to Nikonians Drew.

It would be helpful if you had posted separate pictures with the EXIF data intact so that we can analyze the camera settings.

But having said that, the first thing that comes to my mind is that you have some minus EC (exposure compensation) dialed in.

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MEMcD

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#2. "RE: D3100 Shooting Dark" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sun 03-Jun-12 06:11 AM

Hi Drew,

Welcome to Nikonians!
I agree with Pete, make sure that she didn't inadvertantly dial in Negitive Exposure Compensation should be the first thing to check.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

DrewWalden

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#3. "RE: D3100 Shooting Dark" | In response to Reply # 2

DrewWalden Registered since 02nd Jun 2012
Sun 03-Jun-12 10:34 PM

Both Cameras were set exactly the same.

elec164

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#4. "RE: D3100 Shooting Dark" | In response to Reply # 3

elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009
Sun 03-Jun-12 11:30 PM

Unfortunately that doesn't tell us much. A sample image with the EXIF data enact would help a lot.

When you say set the same, exactly what are you referring to? In fact even if you think you have the same settings, each camera could potentially give a different result. For example the D3100 uses the Expeed 2 processing engine with Picture Controls that allow it much better control of image rendition than possible with the D60, not to mention a different look.

So it would not suprise me if you had the same shutter speed, f-stop, ISO and a settting of Vivid to have entirely different results between the two cameras.

So if you could, please put up a test image with the EXIF data for us to evaluate. Otherwise it's like throwing darts at a dart board blindfold, it could be a hit or miss.

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factotum

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#5. "RE: D3100 Shooting Dark" | In response to Reply # 0

factotum Registered since 17th Jun 2007
Tue 05-Jun-12 06:25 PM

All cameras are different. To really test, you must set both cameras to factory defaults. THen, in manual mode set the ISO, SS, and aperture the same on both cameras. THen test.

My D700 has a 1/3 stop increased exposure dialed in. My D70 had +2/3 stop dialed in.

Or, you just bring up the lighting in post.

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