I decided to try digital SLR after years of film SLR. I have had a D40 for two years and it has been great. Suddenly my exposures have been way out of whack -- 2 to 3 EV over-exposed. The camera has not been mistreated. I went through all the menus and checked but couldn't find anything wrong. Then reset the camera to default values and still no improvement. Any ideas what might be wrong before I send it off for repairs? If needed, are there recommendations for a repair service? I was thinking of Authorized Photo Service in Morton Grove, IL.
#1. "RE: Exposure meter failure" | In response to Reply # 0avm247 Charter MemberWed 05-Aug-09 02:39 PM
Welcome to Nikonains!
Unfortunately, anything can fail. Are you sure it is not a stuck diaphragm? Have you tried other lenses? What metering mode are you using?
I suggest sending it in along with your lens, so that can be verified to be working properly too.
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#2. "RE: Exposure meter failure" | In response to Reply # 1RAK Registered since 29th Jul 2009Wed 05-Aug-09 11:27 PM
I have the same problem in metering using matrix or central modes. It is present whether I use automatic exposure, P,S,A or M. By altering the exposure in these circumstances to -2 or -3 EV, I obtain an appropratiately exposed picture.
I only have the one lens that came with the D40. I don't have another lens that will fit the camera body. This is my first Nikon.
#3. "RE: Exposure meter failure" | In response to Reply # 0
I have the same problem with my D3000. I have not been able to find a fix for it other than the EV -2 to -3. Sending it in for repair is a $$ issue. Has anyone found a fix for this problem?