Metering Issues with D500 + 18-300

Started Aug 15, 2016 | Discussions thread
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Biggupp Forum Member • Posts: 66
Metering Issues with D500 + 18-300

I shoot sports, primarily bicycle races, and recently upgraded to a D500 as my main body. I am encountering two issues that did not happen with my D300s. They appear primarily at longer focal lengths, say 150mm+ :

  1. The meter exposes for the background, not the subject, –OR–
  2. Exposure is 3 - 4 stops down.


  • Aperture Priority
  • Autofocus mode: AF-C
  • AF-area mode: 25-point dynamic-area AF
  • a1 AF‑C priority selection: Release
  • ISO: 800 - 1600 set manually

Spot, Center-Weighted, or Matrix metering makes no difference. These issues seem to happen about 30% of the time. How can I solve this?

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Nikon D300S Nikon D500
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