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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #8109
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ld1966   US  Registered since 09th May 2013 Thu 09-May-13 09:41 PM
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"D3000-Inside pics always dark"



All pics taken inside are dark with/without flash. I have also used a flash attachment as close as 2ft from subject and still dark. Any suggestions? Pretty much a newbie with the features on the camera

  

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Reply message RE: D3000-Inside pics always dark JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.
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Reply message RE: D3000-Inside pics always dark MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas
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Reply message RE: D3000-Inside pics always dark EZRDRZ
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Reply message RE: D3000-Inside pics always dark jec6613
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     Reply message RE: D3000-Inside pics always dark mareng
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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit.   Seattle, WA, US  Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006 Thu 09-May-13 10:58 PM
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Need to know what your camera settings are and what the lighting conditions are. If you are shooting in manual exposure, what are the light meter readings?

If you can post an unedited picture with all the EXIF data, that would tell us many things.

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas   US  Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007 Thu 09-May-13 11:41 PM
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Hi Lynn,

Welcome to Nikonians!
What exposure mode (Auto, P, S, A, M) are you using?
When you get a minute, please upload a sample image to your User Gallery with the Exif data intact. It will help us identify the problem.

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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EZRDRZ   UK  Registered since 20th Jan 2013 Fri 10-May-13 12:24 AM
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Mmmm really strange. Even using a gun it produces dark shots from two feet! You mean no picture? Complete darkness or just low contrast/brightness? It would really be a case of somethings not right if you HAVE had it on 'auto' or 'P'OR any of the scene modes like sports or landscape?...and photos come out "dark"...

Try whats been mentioned and if you dont want to post any pictures look for the way to reset it (the camera) to default settings. I 'm sure you must be able to do that. And then stupid things I might even say theres a filter on the end blocking out the light? Have you checked that? Best of luck!

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jec6613   Norwalk, US  Registered since 12th Feb 2013 Sun 12-May-13 05:55 AM
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A filter wouldn't fool the meter into underexposure. If it's a camera problem it's likely shutter, aperture or sensor related. However, it's virtually always user related (not a bad thing, we've all made stupid mistakes).

That's why the questions about shooting modes and so on come up. Assuming it's an underexposure issue The D3000 will meter and expose properly with any CLS flash unless you haven't left it enough leeway to do so. The ISO can only go so high (1600), the aperture only so wide (f/3.5 on the kit lens), and the flash only has so much power, so if you leave the shutter speed locked very fast you may leave the camera with no solution, so it does the best it can.

So, post an example picture with full EXIF intact (it can be of the clock on your wall, so long as it shows the problem) and we can help you sort it out.

  

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mareng   Thatcham. GB, UK  Registered since 14th Jan 2013 Mon 13-May-13 01:59 PM
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Your screen will tell you if it is too dark to take a photo. Are you getting that message. Turn off Auto focus. You should be able to photograph the stars at night, so in a dimly lit room you should not have too much trouble.
Try Manual exposure, Wide open aperture, long shutter speed 1 second say, high ISO 1600. See if you get a picture , then start to shut down in stops, or shutter speeds or ISO and see what happens.
Lens cap?

Mareng

  

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