I want to first show the scene that I used for this test. I think you'll agree it easily qualifies as the proverbial "average scene;" the kind that exposure meters are calibrated for. I imagine it probably reflects somewhere close to 18%. Blue northern sky; fully frontally lit red brick wall; white garage doors; medium gray asphalt; black car. Picture taken maybe 10:45AM on a sunny day. The fire station wall faces South. This picture was taken at f/2 with a 35mm MF lens with a CPU. I adjusted the exposure with the exposure compensation until the histogram was as close to the right as possible without crashing into the right edge. It took 1.3 stops of exposure comp to get this. OK that's just a little background. I haven't told you the problem yet. Standby while I try to get the image inserted.