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Watch it: The modern Matrix meter does poorly here. It stops at about EV4 and starts to underexpose these scenes deliberately, since it is expecting you to use a fill flash. The AMP meter in the FA would make exposures many minutes long automatically, and correctly, too, even though Nikon never guaranteed that. For these scenes with an F100 use Center Weighted metering. Use your hand to shield any direct sources of light (like the lights you see shining straight into the camera in these examples) and set your exposure either in manual mode, or use the AE lock button with the custom function that holds the exposure even after you have taken your finger off the button. Now remove your hand and make your exposure. See my night exposure page.

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