nikon 85mm 1.8D overexpose in D300
Hello all, its my first message in the forum, i by the last weak a used D300 in very good contition and i am very happy with my degision. The problem is i by also a 85mm 1.8D lens and it overexpose for 2/3 - 1 stop.. The aperture of the lens work fine, i try in 1.8 and its overexpose also.. all my other lens work fine, i see in the net and another complain about overexpose with this lens so i think its normal but i have to ask here so i am sure, thank you again.
#1. "RE: nikon 85mm 1.8D overexpose in D300" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 04-Sep-13 08:00 PM
Welcome to Nikonians!
Glad to have you with us.
Sorry to hear of your problem.
I am not aware of an overexposure issue that is common on the AF 85mm f/1.8D.
Since it overexposes at f/1.8 too, that would rule out a bent stop-down lever or sticking aperture blades.
Just for giggles: verify that Exposure Compensation on your D300 is set to 0.
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#2. "RE: nikon 85mm 1.8D overexpose in D300" | In response to Reply # 1Thu 05-Sep-13 08:56 AM
Thank you very much Marty for your replay, i update my profile so you can see all my information now.
I am a proffesional photographer for many years just i dont spend to much money in camera and lens, i change only if something broken or i see a realy improved in quality, im not a type of person that work for the gadgets..
Stil find my old fuji s3 pro unsurpased in color and dynamic range even from full frame, the problem is it to slow in RAW..
Thats the reason i by the d300 and realy i am very happy with this camera, the 12mp its the uper limit for aps sensor and the noise is there even in base iso. I now sound strainge for most but if look even in 200iso the noise is there will the fuji (and aps camera in 6-10mp),in that iso its complete cleen, the most they dont realize that is the softare inside in camera hwo keep the noise down when you puch the iso, think if this tecnology use in a sensor with 6-10 mp how cleaner the image can be!.
Any way i like as i say the D300 as its from the few now camera stay in logical megapixel race.
I now about the compesation as you say, this is not the problem, i tray with flash in the studio and with the same aperture from other lens the 85mm is ok, so i think its somethink with the light meter.
Thank you again Marty.
#3. "RE: nikon 85mm 1.8D overexpose in D300" | In response to Reply # 0
>Hello all, its my first message in the forum, i by the last
>weak a used D300 in very good contition and i am very happy
>with my degision. The problem is i by also a 85mm 1.8D lens
>and it overexpose for 2/3 - 1 stop.. The aperture of the lens
>work fine, i try in 1.8 and its overexpose also.. all my other
>lens work fine, i see in the net and another complain about
>overexpose with this lens so i think its normal but i have to
>ask here so i am sure, thank you again.
This is a new-to-you lens? Do you have a chance to test it on a different body?
Can you post exemples (with exif) of an overexposed image?
#4. "RE: nikon 85mm 1.8D overexpose in D300" | In response to Reply # 3LightMeter Nikonian since 29th Oct 2011Sat 14-Sep-13 02:28 AM
I also have that problem with my D300. With some lenses it overexposes and underexposes with others.
D7100 D300, F4e, N90s, N6006, N2000, N6000, D40, N5005, black F2 eye level, chrome F2AS, black Nikomat FTN
Non Nikons: Pentax 645, Pentax ME Super, Pentax Spotmatic II, Minoltas SRT 102, SRT 202, Maxxums 7000 and 7000i, Praktica LB, Kiev 4 rangefinder, Canons TX, A1, FT QL, EF, EOS 630
So many cameras, so little time....
#5. "RE: nikon 85mm 1.8D overexpose in D300" | In response to Reply # 4Sat 14-Sep-13 04:22 PM
Hmm, i suspect the same, i by now and the 35mm 1.8DX which is ok but i think he need about 1/3 underexposure.
Any way i am very happy with the d300, i shoot raw and the nx2 give me very good result, i try photoshop but its hard to take the color accuracy as in nx2, the color in Photoshop have strange hue and if i correct for one situation they need again to correct in other.
I believe Nikon they now better how they're sensor respond to light and special in difficult light.
I now the NX2 its not so convenient to work but first come the resalts i think, what is yore opinion about raw converter?