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When I take pictures with my D60 on Manual the optimal exposure seems to be lying to me. In both situations dark and light everything is much much darker than it should be at optimal exposure. I want to take pictures on Manual but am discouraged...

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Check the white balance. Set it to the corresponding lighting conditions and try the white card setting. It should be the last option on the white balance menu. To use it, snap a picture of a white piece of paper and save it. Just experiment with different settings till you get good results. Best of luck!

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