D90 or any other Nikon question.

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  1. TJ K

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    Ok so in the view finder it shows the exposure display but does it tell you if the photo is going to be over/under exposed or does it just show you the exposure you set? I was reading my manual and it says " the electronic analog exposure display in the viewfinder shows whether the photograph would be under- or over- exposed at current settings."

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    Anyone?
     
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    That's what the meter on the bottom of the frame is for. Center in properly exposed, to the right is underexposed, and left is over exposed.
     
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    I don't know how it is on a D90, but on my D50, there's a center vertical bar with a bit of space on both sides then a + on one side and a - on the other. If you have bars between the middle and one of those, it's either over or under exposed. no bars, means it's a proper exposure according to the meter.
     
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    What the above 2 posts have described goes for my D80 too.
     
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    I thought that if it was to the right it would be overexposed and to the left it would be underexposed. Is it like the histogram? Or is it opposite of what I said?
     
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    I think Canon and Nikon viewfinder meters are reversed...


    Nikon uses the better format. Even Phil Canon (president of Canon) confessed this...
     
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    "Phil Canon"? Who's that? President of Canon Worldwide is Tsuneji Uchida. President of Canon USA is Joe Adachi. President of Canon Canada is Kazuto "Kevin" Ogawa.

    Or were you making a joke?
     
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    After looking this info on Google, you are right. So the bars are different for exposure.
     
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    Interesting on the difference between Canon and Nikon (and probably most others that would be like the Nikon).

    This is only in manual mode though, correct? In Av or Tv, that would be the exposure compensation? It is with mine (superzoom though, with EVF).
     
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    on my d90, the exposure display is not 100% correct (However I do admit that white background might be a contributing factor)... is it my camera's issue?
     
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    Just want to add that you will only see it constantly in M.

    In A or S, you will not see it if the camera is able to adjust shutter or aperture to achieve a proper exposure. If it can't, you will see the meter and it will blink along with the flash icon and ISO reading, indicating the ISO needs to be changed or flash activated to expose correctly.

    HTH
     

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