This has happened to me quite a few times. Haven't really counted because I was so busy trying to trouble shoot and sweating...
While shooting an event my D700 will make a jump in the exposure compensation. It's gone both to +5.0 and -5.0. It seems to happen while I'm carrying the camera, but I know I'm not hitting the exposure comp. button and turning the wheel. My hands are tight on the grip.
I'm wondering if there's some shortcut of button combinations that could make that happen.
#2. "RE: D700 Exposure Compensation Jumps" In response to Reply # 1 Wed 22-Jul-09 09:40 PM by MstrBones
>I suspect you have it set up that if you turn your command dial it changes the exposure.
Hmmm, that is my default operating mode - the only way the ev changes is when you role the dial. Three clicks per stop in the 1/3 ev setting, so the OP would have to really be cranking the dial to get 5 ev either plus or minus.
#4. "RE: D700 Exposure Compensation Jumps" In response to Reply # 2
I think that Armando was talking about custom setting b4 - Easy exposure compensation. If you are shooting in A, S or P mode, it allows you to use the "other" command dial (i.e. the one not changing the regular exposure setting) to change the exposure compensation setting without pushing the +/- button. It has three modes, Off (default), On and On (Auto reset).
For example, suppose you are in A mode and set b4 to On (without auto reset). If you rotate the rear command dial, you will change the exposure compensation setting and it will stick, even when the meter goes off or after you release the shutter.