Hi, I'm a long time reader and first time poster, so thanks to the whole community. I have learnt a lot from this site and hope to be able to contribute a lot more in future. I am new to photography and have just purchased a Nikon D80 which I am in the process of getting used to. I have been playing around with Exposure Compensation but I cannot see any difference in shots when using this feature. I don't know if it's something i'm doing wrong, or something I need to do differently. Here is an example of 3 photos taken for demonstration of this problem (first with -3eV comp, second with 0eV comp, third with +3eV comp). I was in manual mode 'M' and had not changed anything apart from the Exposure Compensation from shot to shot. You can view the EXIF data for a more detailed breakdown of the shot settings. Should the photos all look exactly the same, or have I overlooked some settings ? Your help is greatly appreciated. David.