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Where is exposure indicator in Aperture Mode

rossklm

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rossklm Registered since 28th Sep 2012
Wed 03-Oct-12 04:57 PM

I am very very new to photography and just purchased the D7000.

In Aperture Mode the exposure indicator is not on or visable through the viewfinder. It is in S and M mode. Am I missing something???

bkinthebay

bkinthebay, BE
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#1. "RE: Where is exposure indicator in Aperture Mode" | In response to Reply # 0

bkinthebay Registered since 27th Feb 2010
Wed 03-Oct-12 04:07 PM

Are you sure it's there in S mode when shooting a decently lighted scene?

In A mode and S mode the camera adjust speed and aperture respectively to get a correct exposure so showing the indicator is of no value...

RLDubbya

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#2. "RE: Where is exposure indicator in Aperture Mode" | In response to Reply # 0

RLDubbya Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2011
Wed 03-Oct-12 05:25 PM

Hi, and welcome to Nikonians.



>I am very very new to photography and just purchased the
>D7000.
>
>In Aperture Mode the exposure indicator is not on or visable
>through the viewfinder. It is in S and M mode. Am I missing
>something???

That's a feature, not a bug.

If you look at the owner's manual, page 70, where modes are discussed, you'll see that in A mode there is no mention of the exposure meter.

Which makes sense: if you're shooting in A mode, you've picked a specific aperture already, regardless of metering, and you're letting the camera determine shutter speed. Why do you need the exposure meter which is controlled by changing the aperture?

If you want to change the aperture to control your exposure, you won't be shooting in A mode. You'll be in S or M.

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RLDubbya

US
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#3. "RE: Where is exposure indicator in Aperture Mode" | In response to Reply # 1

RLDubbya Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2011
Wed 03-Oct-12 05:27 PM

I'm sure it's there in S mode, as is the owner's manual.

>Are you sure it's there in S mode when shooting a decently
>lighted scene?
>
>In A mode and S mode the camera adjust speed and aperture
>respectively to get a correct exposure so showing the
>indicator is of no value...

bkinthebay

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#4. "RE: Where is exposure indicator in Aperture Mode" | In response to Reply # 3

bkinthebay Registered since 27th Feb 2010
Wed 03-Oct-12 05:31 PM

Agreed, but only when the aperture cannot be set to a value giving correct exposure. At least that's the behaviour on the D800.

RLDubbya

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#5. "RE: Where is exposure indicator in Aperture Mode" | In response to Reply # 4

RLDubbya Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2011
Wed 03-Oct-12 05:34 PM

Gotcha, agreed.

>Agreed, but only when the aperture cannot be set to a value
>giving correct exposure. At least that's the behaviour on the
>D800.

paul_7e

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#6. "RE: Where is exposure indicator in Aperture Mode" | In response to Reply # 0

paul_7e Silver Member Charter Member
Wed 03-Oct-12 05:36 PM

In S mode, the exposure indicator is only on when you change the exposure using the +- button on top of the camera to the right and below the off/on button. Hope this helps.
Paul

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