Nikon D800 User Manual (en)

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AF Micro NIKKOR Lenses
Provided that an external exposure meter is used, the exposure ratio need 
only be taken into account when the lens aperture ring is used to set 
aperture.
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Exposure Indicators
The exposure indicators in the viewfinder and control panel show 
whether the photograph would be under- or over-exposed at current 
settings. Depending on the option chosen for Custom Setting b2 (EV 
steps for exposure cntrl
exposure is shown in increments of 
1
/
3
EV, 
1
/
2
EV, or 1 EV. If the limits of 
the exposure metering system are exceeded, the exposure indicators 
and the shutter speed (modes e and g) and/or aperture (modes e and 
f ) displays will flash.
Custom Setting b2 set to 
1/3 step
Optimal exposure
Underexposed by 
1
/
3
EV Overexposed by over 3 EV
Control panel
Viewfinder
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See Also
For information reversing the exposure indicators so that negative 
values are displayed on the right and positive values on the left, see 
Custom Setting f12 (Reverse indicators