D7000 - photos are all too dark

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  1. pipylnic888

    pipylnic888 TPF Noob!

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    Hi, I'm new to photography so please bear with me. I just got a Nikon D7000 and have shot with it twice now. The first time, my photos came out normal, but today they all came out very dark, almost black. When I uploaded them to my computer I was able to adjust the brightness and could make out the photos, but they were still very dark. Both times I shot outside in daylight on a sunny day in auto mode with no flash.

    An older post on this forum said that I could have inadvertently changed the exposure compensation, but I checked and it is at 0 and the photos are still coming out dark. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this keeps happening?

    Here's a picture to show what's going on - I took this in the afternoon when it was bright and sunny.[​IMG]


     
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    I don't have an EXIF reader, so would you please post the EXIF? Just make a screen shot and post that.
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    There are several resets in the menus, one for the shooting menu and one in camera settings. I'd reset both and put the camera back to factory defaults.

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    I just tried resetting the shooting and camera settings and the photos are still dark.

    Is this the exif?

    File Size
    1053 kB
    File Type
    JPEG
    MIME Type
    image/jpeg
    Image Width
    4928
    Image Height
    3264
    Encoding Process
    Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
    Bits Per Sample
    8
    Color Components
    3
    X Resolution
    1
    Y Resolution
    1
    YCbCr Sub Sampling
    YCbCr4:2:2 (2 1)
     
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    budget cruncher TPF Noob!

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    That's a small portion of the usual EXIF. Unfortunately, I have not equipped this computer with an EXIF reader, so I needed to ask you for the particulars.

    What some of the more experienced photographers will be interested in seeing are things like lens, aperture, shutter, ISO, exposure mode, flash mode, etc. etc. If you upload your photo directly from your computer, someone with an EXIF reader can just read it from your photo.
     
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    Here's the photo directly from my computer.
     

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    Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION
    Camera Model: NIKON D7000
    Image Date: 2016-04-01 16:19:05 (no TZ)
    Focal Length: 55.0mm (35mm equivalent: 82mm)
    Aperture: ƒ/4.0
    Exposure Time: 0.0003 s (1/3200)
    ISO equiv: 100

    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
    White Balance: Auto
    Flash Fired: No (enforced)
    Orientation: Normal
    Color Space: sRGB



    Very strange. If you're shooting in sunlight, this should be dead on.
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Exposure time 1/3200 at 100 iso? Check your iso settings, see if auto iso is on and if so if it's set to a max of 100.

    Set your auto iso on and set the max to say 1600, then decrease your shutter to say 1/200 and see what that does

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    something else must be going on.
    in good sunlight, a SS of 3200 at ISO 100 should produce a recognizable picture. even at f/4
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Been a while since I looked at exif data, does it express a shutter speed of 1/320 as 3200 or would that be a shutter speed of 1/3200?

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    the shutter speed was 1/3200
    should not have been that big of an issue though.
    i took a bunch of my dog park pictures at 1/4000 ISO 100 f/4 and got good exposure.
     
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    ISO was set at 100. Should I change it?
     

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