When shooting in Aperture and Shutter modes, I can no longer see the exposure meter in the viewfinder. I can see aperture & shutter speed but not the meter. I've been using the camera for about a month with no problems until now. I've read the manual and did a search here but am still stumped. I did the custom settings reset but that didn't help. I'm sure it's a simple fix but can't figure it out. Appreciate any help you can give.
#1. "RE: D7000 exposure meter in A and S modes" In response to Reply # 0 Mon 21-Mar-11 02:44 AM by JPJ
You will only see the exposure meter in the viewfinder in A or S mode when the camera is unable to set proper exposure. As the camera sets the shutter speed (and possibly ISO if auto ISO is on) in aperture priority mode; or the aperture value (and possibly the ISO if auto ISO is on) in shutter priority mode for proper exposure, an exposure meter is redundant if it can set proper exposure.
For example if you are shooting indoors in poor lighting and you try setting a very fast shutter speed in S mode, your exposure meter will pop up to tell you that the camera is unable to set a proper exposure and show that it is underexposing, which in turn tells you either to slow down your shutter speed or increase ISO (if that is an option).
In many shooting circumstances, the meter never pops up as the camera is able to set a combination of the aperture/shutter you choose with a aperture/shutter speed and ISO value that sets proper exposure.
In manual mode the meter is always visible...why...because it is manual mode I guess and proper exposure may or may not be your intention.
#4. "RE: D7000 exposure meter in A and S modes" In response to Reply # 2
>Assuming that the D7000 works like the other bodies, the >exposure meter should also be visible in S and A modes when >exposure compensation is turned on (to show you what you >dialed in). > >---------+---------+---------+---------+ >Joseph K >Seattle, WA, USA > >D200, 17-55mm f/2.8 DX, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D, >18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX, 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED, D70S >