A little something, Nikon users.

I cannot escape it any .longer: I need to point out something to Nikon camera users.

When you adjust things like exposure compensation and flash compensation on a Nikon, you normally get adjustments of one third of a stop. So you would get

  • 1/3 stop
  • 2/3 stop
  • 1 stop
  • 1 1/3 stop
  • 1 2/3 stop
  • 2 stops

…and so on.

But on Nikons, this is shown not as fractions (“1/3”) but as decimals (which would be “0.3333”, but is expressed as “0.3”. So we get

  • 0.3
  • 0.7
  • 1
  • 1.3
  • 1.7

..etc. And the number of new Nikon users who get this wrong is incredible. I so often hear ” I cannot go to one stop, I can only go to 3 or 7 stops”

An easy mistake to make, if you overlook that “0.” preceding it.  But now you have been warned.


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