You have to half press the shutter button or use the "AF-ON" button to enable the light meter.
Did you set the manual lens type in the "Set Up Menu"?
>I have a D3, and have some questions. > >Will the D3 support a 32G CF memory card? How about 2? > >I have been doing photography since high school. Never had a >class so noe I'm taking a photography class at the local JuCo. >I have been shooting with a Nikon 50mm 1.2 lens, which is >totally manual, no auto focus or auto anything. Learning a >lot, but...I locked up my mirror, blew off the sensor. Put the >lens back on and now in the viewfinder I do not get the light >meter showing. Help please if you can. Class is tomorrow and I >need this camera!
Bob White San Francisco Bay Area (BWO Brooklyn, N.Y.)