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clayolmstead   Austin, US  Registered since 21st Jul 2010 Sun 01-Aug-10 12:13 AM
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"D5000 metering problem"



I have a 7-month old D5000. Occasionally the first picture I take after power-up is completely blown out; all other pictures taken at the same settings are OK. Looking at the metadata, I see that the aperture was set to wide open on the first picture. This happened with two lenses, in aperture priority mode; it happened twice with the camera on a tripod - I didn't touch anything but the cable release. The lighting conditions didn't change. It happened with two different AF-S G lenses: 35mm f1.8 and 18-70mm. Has anybody else come across this?

  

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Reply message RE: D5000 metering problem MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Sun 01-Aug-10 02:54 AM
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Hi Clay,

Welcome to Nikonians!
Sorry to hear of your problem.
Do you have the aperture set wide open in Aperture priority mode?
In other words is the Aperture in the second image the same as the first?
If the Aperture is changing without changing the settings, it could be the stop down mechanism in the camera is sticking.
Nikon Service should have no problem getting it fixed under warranty.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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clayolmstead   Austin, US  Registered since 21st Jul 2010 Sun 01-Aug-10 05:37 AM
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No, in one case I had it on f8 and the other f13. It just happened again, this time on shutter priority.

  

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clayolmstead   Austin, US  Registered since 21st Jul 2010 Sun 01-Aug-10 05:40 AM
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I sent the inquiry into the Nikon support page, too - I'm hoping this is a quick fix. Thanks.

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Sun 01-Aug-10 06:10 AM
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Hi Clay,

If that is the case, a sticking stop down mechanism in the body could be the cause of your problem. Since you said it happens with both lenses should eliminate the likelyhood of a sticking aperture diaphragm in the lens.
Good Luck and Wnjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas   Richmond, US  Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004 Sun 01-Aug-10 07:04 PM
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You should repeat the experiment with the lens set wide open. That will tell you if it's an aperture mechanism problem or a metering issue.

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clayolmstead   Austin, US  Registered since 21st Jul 2010 Mon 02-Aug-10 12:46 AM
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Good idea. I'll give that a try. Fortunately or unfortunately, it happens very irregularly, so it might take a while to gather a useful amount of data.

  

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