>And I believe this is the source of Ann’s issue. If the D7000 >matrix metering in AF-S has a tendency to underexpose, but >then using its Expeed PP to recover proper tonality later, >then the shot noise could very well be the source of her >images being turned down by her Stock Agency. For the rest of >us that amount of noise would not be problematic in most >circumstance we would use the image for. But a Stock Agency >needs to have a much higher standard not knowing to what use >the image will be put to. > >Pete >
I doubt this is what is happening. In the original post respecting this issue Ann noted that the problem was corrected by resetting the camera back to default settings(see post #11):
As Ann pointed out most of the complaints about the d7000 meter was that it was over exposing, but this, as stated by Thom Hogan, is related to the application of the tone curve/gamma by the d7000 rather than the meter. So in fact the application of tone and gamma are making images appear too bright, not too dark (unless Ann's camera is defective).
It is likely the d7000 is metering properly (as Ann pointed out in her original post the histogram was fine), and something else is causing the issue. Perhaps something in her settings or in the conversion process from RAW?