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DrewWalden   US  Registered since 02nd Jun 2012 Sat 02-Jun-12 03:18 PM
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"D3100 Shooting Dark"



My wifes D3100 has been shooting dark for no apparent reason. Also, the focus seems to be a little off. I have included a picture for comprisons sake. What do you guys think?

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Reply message RE: D3100 Shooting Dark elec164 Silver Member
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Reply message RE: D3100 Shooting Dark MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
03rd Jun 2012
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Reply message RE: D3100 Shooting Dark DrewWalden
03rd Jun 2012
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     Reply message RE: D3100 Shooting Dark elec164 Silver Member
04th Jun 2012
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elec164 Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009 Sat 02-Jun-12 09:59 PM
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Welcome to Nikonians Drew.

It would be helpful if you had posted separate pictures with the EXIF data intact so that we can analyze the camera settings.

But having said that, the first thing that comes to my mind is that you have some minus EC (exposure compensation) dialed in.

Pete

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Sun 03-Jun-12 07:11 AM
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Hi Drew,

Welcome to Nikonians!
I agree with Pete, make sure that she didn't inadvertantly dial in Negitive Exposure Compensation should be the first thing to check.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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DrewWalden   US  Registered since 02nd Jun 2012 Sun 03-Jun-12 11:34 PM
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Both Cameras were set exactly the same.

  

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elec164 Silver Member  US  Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009 Mon 04-Jun-12 12:30 AM
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Unfortunately that doesn't tell us much. A sample image with the EXIF data enact would help a lot.

When you say set the same, exactly what are you referring to? In fact even if you think you have the same settings, each camera could potentially give a different result. For example the D3100 uses the Expeed 2 processing engine with Picture Controls that allow it much better control of image rendition than possible with the D60, not to mention a different look.

So it would not suprise me if you had the same shutter speed, f-stop, ISO and a settting of Vivid to have entirely different results between the two cameras.

So if you could, please put up a test image with the EXIF data for us to evaluate. Otherwise it's like throwing darts at a dart board blindfold, it could be a hit or miss.

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factotum   US  Registered since 17th Jun 2007 Tue 05-Jun-12 07:25 PM
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All cameras are different. To really test, you must set both cameras to factory defaults. THen, in manual mode set the ISO, SS, and aperture the same on both cameras. THen test.

My D700 has a 1/3 stop increased exposure dialed in. My D70 had +2/3 stop dialed in.

Or, you just bring up the lighting in post.

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."
Miss Piggy

  

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