#2. "RE: What have I done????!!! My camera is under-exposing when I bracket" In response to Reply # 1 Tue 18-Sep-12 04:52 PM by Bravozulu
Los Angeles, US
You are aware, aren't you, that EC +/- compensation continues when you shut off the camera and then turn it on again?
To verify, push the little EC button (to the rear-right of the on/off switch). Push it and see in the Control Panel where a + or - factor shows in the window.
Following my abysmal first outing with my new D7000 at a picnic, I reviewed the data on all the images. I had an exposure setting of -1.7 inadvertently left in the camera after a previous outing. I now have a little checklist on an index card in my camera bag.
The first item of 6 things to check is " EC +/- " And I hope you are aware that EC on the camera body accumulates with EC on a speedlight. Including speedlight EC set through menus for the Pop-Up flash.
#3. "RE: What have I done????!!! My camera is under-exposing when I bracket" In response to Reply # 1
Parksville, British Columbia, CA
For the most part since I bought the camera I have set the exposure mode to Manual. I did this to slow myself down and make me decide why I wanted a particular aperture/shutter speed combination. After reading some articles it occurred to me that I could choose which aperture I wanted and then decide the shutter speed. What I did not realize at the time (I can be really stupid at times) that I would have to set the shutter speed. Today I tried again, and I noticed that with an aperture setting of f/16 the image in the woods was going to be really underexposed (DUH!). I had not paid attention to the obvious, that I would have to set the shutter speed. So I set the shutter speed and voila! it worked.