I was out taking photos this evening with my D40 and I ran into a problem with the light meter that I've never seen before. Generally, dialing in -0.7 or -1.0 of exposure compensation tames the light meter's constant overexposing pretty well. But, all of a sudden, I had to dial in -2.0 or more to the right for it to expose correctly! Unfortunately, I deleted all of the said photos out of frustration, but I'll do my best to describe the lighting. It was near the end of the sunset, which was partially obscured by a row of trees. I pointed the camera at a tree to the east and the exposure didn't seem right until dialed at least -2.0 of exposure compensation. The same thing happened when I pointed the camera to the south at a leaf, where there was plenty of light in the background sky. Has anyone found this to happen with their D40? I'll go out again tomorrow in the sunlight and the sunset (or sunrise) to see how it behaves.