>Once again... I think you've closed the case. The B2 was on. > And that's why I was changing the EV when moving that rear >command dial. Once I turned that off, the problem didn't >exist. Now, I've just gotta figure out whether I like it that >way or not. >You and the rest of the Nikonian squad members are the best! > >Off to shoot with more knowledge. I love it! >Thanks! >Dave
Brian figured out the source of the confusion and miscommunication. It didn't occur to me you might have Easy EC (B2) set to on. In fact, I probably forgot there was such an option since I don't think I've ever used. But, it explains why you actually *were* changing shutter speed and also seeing the meter while you were rotating the main command dial.
Anyway, I hope you are getting things sorted out. The easiest way to do what you are intending might be to just use Manual mode. Set the f-stop you desire, and adjust the shutter speed using the main command dial while using the meter to track the deviation from "normal" exposure. Be sure to turn menu item B2 to Off, and Exposure Compensation (via the top button) is returned to zero.