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It's official: my D7000 consistently underexposes!

briantilley

Paignton, UK
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"RE: It's official: my D7000 consistently underexposes!"

briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sun 13-Feb-11 09:00 AM

>In the final analysis, images from the D7000, edited in the
>free View NX2, blow away anything I was able to do with my
>D90. But I just can't get past the fact that many images
>exposed properly in the D90 without any compensation
>adjustment, while not a single image comes out of the D7000
>(when it is set in the factory default condition) that does
>not require post production exposure work.

Nikon can't win...

Nikon's "mid-range" cameras (like the D7000) have historically attracted complaints of under- or over-exposure. Nikon tend to react to consistent criticism by adjusting the exposure algorithms for the next model - but then of course those who liked the previous model the way it was will not be happy!

My view is that all these cameras - the D7000 and before it the D90 and D80 - are working as Nikon intended. I don't expect a firmware update will be issued to change (note: not "correct") the metering behaviour; continuing to hope for one is likely to lead to disappointment. It's better to put some time into using the exposure adjustment feature to tailor the metering to individual preferences - one persons's "underexposure" is another's "perfection"

Brian
Welsh Nikonian

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