D7100 exposure accuracy?

Started Mar 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Mako2011 MOD
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In reply to dk76111, Mar 4, 2014

dk76111 wrote:

You are about the 5th or 6th (estimate on my part) person I've seen report this.

I've found the opposite. I've found that it overexposes based on what I'm used to. This is purely judgemental.

Also, have you actully checked to see if the meter reading/mode is giving accuraty exposure results. You can use the Sunny 16 rule (on a sunny 16 day) to see if you get 1/200s in aperture priority at f16 and ISO 200.

For lack of a better term, everything is "brighter" than what came out of my D5000. I've only had the 7100 for a little bit. So I need to look at my metering. I think I've got it on spot and that's why. Aside from that, it's set to the default size (8 mm?).

The default (8mm) only applies to "center weighted" metering mode. Spot will always meter at 3.5mm in the center of the selected focus box, and is not affected by the b4 setting.

Haven't looked at the histogram. But as I said, it's a "feel" thing.

There are other ways to actually check the metering accuracy...not just the sunny 16 rule.

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