>I'm currently having problems with one of my D700's, when >using the Manual program, when the picture is taken the >exposure is way off and I see it's selecting it's own shutter >speed? > >The shutter speed varies on each picture, almost as if it is >metering! I admit I haven't done the firmware upgrade and am >hoping maybe it will fix it? If not, then it'll have to go off >for repair
I thought for awhile that my D700 was trying to meter in "M" mode and got the severely underexposed shots. I think my problem was just that I was downloading RAW files into my Apple Aperture program, and that's how they came out. I was able to fix some of it by adjusting Aperture, but I think it is just the RAW download process. Have to do a batch change on the exposure on all the images, usually. Also, remember that your meter is working, even in M mode. But the camera is supposed to override and take the exposure as you selected you other exposure parameters.