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The default behavior on the D800 when I want to perform exposure compensation is that I have to press the exposure compensation button, which then allows me to change exposure compensation with my main command dial. I can change that behavior so that the main command dial is always simply exposure compensation. If I go in here to my menu, Metering/ exposure in the Custom Settings menu, and I am going to come down here to Easy exposure compensation, which is currently turned off. You didn't know this, but you've been doing difficult exposure compensation.
So I am going to switch this to on here and say OK. Now, anytime that I meter, a simple turn of the Sub command dial will give me exposure compensation. This saves me the extra step of pressing that button. I find this a much easier way to work, a much faster way to work, because when my hand is on the shutter button, all I have to do to get some exposure compensation is to just move right down here. There's another option in this menu, which is Auto reset. So what this means is that if I dial in some exposure compensation and then the metering times out, it will reset to ditch the exposure compensation.
If I re-meter here, you see that now there is no exposure compensation. I typically don't work this way because once I've dialed it in I want it to stay there until I'm done, because usually I've chosen that exposure compensation because of the lighting in the scene. So I personally would go back here and switch that back simply to on.
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