I have a D300s. If I’m in any mode other than manual I can get some pretty good shots of whatever my subject is. When I am in Manual mode, however, I can’t seem to set it where I want without the meter saying it’s horribly under exposed. Right now I have been needing to set the ISO to 800 or higher; and I can only go between F5.6-8. What am I missing? I should be able to get the ISO down to 200 and shutter to F22 depending on the shot I’m trying to take without it saying way underexposed.
-All, I understand the exposure pyramid and how it works. There was apparently a mechanical issue with the camera and I reset everything back to factory settings and that fixed the issue. I can take pictures again without getting that black photo.