D70 Light Meter Issues

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by jstableford@gmail.com, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Guest

    I have a 2 year old D70 that recently started misbehaving badly. It
    seems as though the light meter underexposes everything by about 5
    stops or so, and even if I can match the offset with exposure
    compensation, it's not consistant. What I mean by that is that if I
    find the balance for the EV rating indoors and compensate for that,
    when I go outside I'll have to re-balance the offset. I've tried all
    sorts of resets and different program settings, as well as updating
    the firmware. The Nikon rep I got at the support number was flat-out
    rude and was little help.

    I have two questions: First, has anyone else had this problem and
    found a viable solution? Second, how does one go about getting a
    repair? Are there shops that handle digital equiment, and are there
    any recommended ones at that?

    Thanks in advance for your help,

    J
     
    , Jul 26, 2007
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  2. frederick Guest

    wrote:
    > I have a 2 year old D70 that recently started misbehaving badly. It
    > seems as though the light meter underexposes everything by about 5
    > stops or so, and even if I can match the offset with exposure
    > compensation, it's not consistant. What I mean by that is that if I
    > find the balance for the EV rating indoors and compensate for that,
    > when I go outside I'll have to re-balance the offset. I've tried all
    > sorts of resets and different program settings, as well as updating
    > the firmware. The Nikon rep I got at the support number was flat-out
    > rude and was little help.
    >
    > I have two questions: First, has anyone else had this problem and
    > found a viable solution? Second, how does one go about getting a
    > repair? Are there shops that handle digital equiment, and are there
    > any recommended ones at that?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help,
    >
    > J
    >

    Google D70 BGLOD (Blinking Green Light of Death) problem that is covered
    by Nikon who will repair cameras out of warranty.
    IIRC, erratic metering behaviour was often associated with (an early
    symptom of?) that problem.
    There should be instructions on Nikon's website telling you what to do.
     
    frederick, Jul 26, 2007
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  3. Guest

    On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 20:06:23 -0000, ""
    <> wrote:

    >I have a 2 year old D70 that recently started misbehaving badly. It
    >seems as though the light meter underexposes everything by about 5
    >stops or so, and even if I can match the offset with exposure
    >compensation, it's not consistant. What I mean by that is that if I
    >find the balance for the EV rating indoors and compensate for that,
    >when I go outside I'll have to re-balance the offset. I've tried all
    >sorts of resets and different program settings, as well as updating
    >the firmware. The Nikon rep I got at the support number was flat-out
    >rude and was little help.
    >
    >I have two questions: First, has anyone else had this problem and
    >found a viable solution? Second, how does one go about getting a
    >repair? Are there shops that handle digital equiment, and are there
    >any recommended ones at that?
    >
    >Thanks in advance for your help,
    >
    >J


    My 70 went nuts once, under-exposing odd shots... it finally quit.

    Needed a new processor. 2 months repair!
     
    , Jul 27, 2007
    #3
  4. Jim Guest

    On 2007-07-26 16:06:23 -0400, ""
    <> said:

    > I have a 2 year old D70 that recently started misbehaving badly. It
    > seems as though the light meter underexposes everything by about 5
    > stops or so, and even if I can match the offset with exposure
    > compensation, it's not consistant. What I mean by that is that if I
    > find the balance for the EV rating indoors and compensate for that,
    > when I go outside I'll have to re-balance the offset. I've tried all
    > sorts of resets and different program settings, as well as updating
    > the firmware. The Nikon rep I got at the support number was flat-out
    > rude and was little help.
    >
    > I have two questions: First, has anyone else had this problem and
    > found a viable solution? Second, how does one go about getting a
    > repair? Are there shops that handle digital equiment, and are there
    > any recommended ones at that?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help,
    >
    > J


    5 stops under? Something is seriously wrong. It needs to go in for repair.
    Call Nikon or take it to a local decent Nikon dealer.
    --
    Jim <jen....not....home..remvdots...@....yahoo
     
    Jim, Jul 27, 2007
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  5. Sheldon Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a 2 year old D70 that recently started misbehaving badly. It
    > seems as though the light meter underexposes everything by about 5
    > stops or so, and even if I can match the offset with exposure
    > compensation, it's not consistant. What I mean by that is that if I
    > find the balance for the EV rating indoors and compensate for that,
    > when I go outside I'll have to re-balance the offset. I've tried all
    > sorts of resets and different program settings, as well as updating
    > the firmware. The Nikon rep I got at the support number was flat-out
    > rude and was little help.
    >
    > I have two questions: First, has anyone else had this problem and
    > found a viable solution? Second, how does one go about getting a
    > repair? Are there shops that handle digital equiment, and are there
    > any recommended ones at that?
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help,
    >
    > J
    >

    Just for laughs, make sure all of your settings are at their defaults. I
    also think the D70 has a reset button on it. I'm always changing my
    settings and forgetting to change them back, not that that's your problem.
     
    Sheldon, Jul 29, 2007
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