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D7000 overexpose?!...not really


Kuala Lumpur, MY
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keribang Registered since 20th Apr 2012
Fri 08-Jun-12 02:32 PM


Just want to share what I thought was the famous D7k overexposure issues while on vacation in Bali. I was on aperture & shutter priority and all the shots were grossly overexposed in bright light when I chimped & look at histogram. I end up on fully manual adjusted to high shutter speed all the time which should have clued me in on what was wrong (excuse the noob ). Later I set the exposure to -3 EV while on all metering mode. Needless to say I wasn't a happy camper - thank goodness for manual.

Did some tests once I'm back home by varying shutter speeds & apertures. Lo & behold changing the apertures didn't changed the exposure. I determined it stayed at 2.8 all the time while the LCD top & back indicated other values. Further, using DOF preview button didn't darken the viewfinder even at f/22. That was why all the shots in bright condition overexposed. D'oh!

Later determined that it was the lens (funny thing was the aperture blades closed & open off camera by using its' lever). Since everything is still under warranty, sent it back to Tamron 2 days ago & got it back today. Overexposure is gone & all is well again with the world...

Moral of this incident are (at least to me):
1. Check everything when faced with this sort of issue however unlikely.
2. Carry more than 1 lens when travelling. (I heard someone shouted 'noob' over there! )
3. D7000 does not overexpose.


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