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Old 22-08-2010, 23:08   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Nikon D80 Problem

I Love my D80, Used camera yesterday worked fine.
Today however, it is currently overexposing in all outdoor pictures.
Flash Photos seem ok and Manual mode seems to be working.
The photos are so overexposed you can't hardly tell what they are.
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Old 22-08-2010, 23:35   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Nikon D80 Problem

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Have you used the exposure compensation recently, or maybe have set exposure compensation accidentally?

If not there are a couple of things to try. First remove the battery for five minutes. Put a new/different card in the camera then put the battery back in and try again. If there is no improvement there should be a re-set button somewhere, but if you re-set the camera it will default to the factory settings, so any tweaks you have made to the settings will be lost.

You can try cleaning the contacts (carefully) on the lens and on the camera body or maybe try a different lens.

Are the images you are getting evenly overexposed or is there any banding either horizontally or vertically?

Get back to us with the results when you have tried these suggestions.
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Re: Nikon D80 Problem

Like Graham says,it is easy if you forget to switch the camera off, to alter the exposure comp button when putting back in the bag.
I did it in Italy but noticed it after 8 shots luckily ,because they where VERY overexposed.
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Re: Nikon D80 Problem

The most common two reasons for this that I've seen have already been mentioned....

1. Exposure comp set by mistake

2. Dirty lens / mount contacts - I use a pencil eraser to clean contacts, but being careful not to get bits of rubber into the lens or camera (a hard eraser is best)
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Re: Nikon D80 Problem

I just joined the forum, so there is my first attempt to help somebody. Try taking pictures with another lens, so You can determine if it is a lens or body problem. If it's lens, then iris is not closing enough (wrong measurement or damaged flat cable or contacts), other case may be shooter stocking (not closing fast enough - dirt or hardened grease in mechanism). Of course, first try cleaning contacts and/or reset programs.
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Re: Nikon D80 Problem

i had this problem with the canon while i was on holiday last year, all the shots i took were over exposed ,frustrated to hell trying to figure it out . in the end i reset the camera to default that sorted it . i had the problem again several weeks later, for some reason i checked the exposure comp dial and sure enough that was the solution .. i suppose that was the problem while i was on holiday, but missed checking the exp comp dial....................
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