Preferred Method To Avoid D80 Overexposure

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Robert Goldstein Regular Member • Posts: 144
Preferred Method To Avoid D80 Overexposure

I have had my D80 for a few weeks now and have experienced some of the overexposure in matrix metering mode that many on this forum have written about. I have tried using exposure compensation (-.3 and -.7) and center weighted metering to compensate for the problem, but can't seem to get it right. When I dial down to -.3 I still get blown highlights, and when I dial down to -.7 or use center weight they seem to make the photos too dark. I just can't seem to get the right adjustment. I am curious about what most D80 owners use when taking photos in bright, contrasty light outdoors to get correct exposure, or if there is some other tweak I can use to overcome the overexposure issue. (I did a search and know this has been written about many times, but I cannot seem to identify a consensus about the best way to address the issue.) Thanks.
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