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D300s Matrix Metering Issues

phwayne3966

Boulder, US
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"D300s Matrix Metering Issues"

phwayne3966 Registered since 08th Aug 2012
Mon 13-Aug-12 04:00 AM

I think my 2 year old, D300s with 50,000 shutter clicks is having 2 major metering issues. My question to the forum is, do you think the meter needs to go to the repair shop, or is there a setting that I may be missing.

Most of my shooting is sports with a 70-300mm VR Nikon Lens.
Settings:
Standard Picture Control
Active D-lighting on Auto or HIGH if bright sunlight
Fine Tune Optimal Exposure - Zero
EV at Zero
Aperture Priority at single setting

Issue 1) Occasionally in continuous exposure, a frame will be dark by up to -1 EV

Issue 2) In bright outdoor sunlight, Overexposed by +1/3 to +2/3
Historgram curve peaks at the last quarter (highlight side) increment. Tried using ADL in Auto and High mode. High mode is about a 1/8 EV improvement.
With normal lighting, or cloudy day, exposure is OK.
I also shoot at the same time/location with a D90. Exposures seem to be right on , with the Historgram curve peaks in the middle.



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