Hi all, Lesson learnt yesterday............don't always listen to advice from others, especially on the Internet (not photo.net though). I was shooting indoor Show Jumping yesterday with a D7000 and Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 without flash. I shoot in AP at 2.8 and then set the ISO to 400, but use the Auto-ISO set at a maximum of 3200 and shutter at minimum 1/400. To give the camera a bit more help, I set the compensation to -1 to try to keep the ISO down a little and then add +1 in Lightroom later. This usually works really well for me as it gaurantees wide open ap and fast shutter speed. Usually the highest ISO is around 2000 which is acceptable. Now the caveat. I read a tip to utilise the Active D-Lighting which effectively is like adding Fill Light to the shots. Did a few test shots, picture looked good on the camera (but we all know not to take too much from this) but more importantly, the Histogram was acceptable, ok a little shifted to the left as expected, but acceptable for post edit. After about 8 hours of shooting and a card full of photos, I import them into Lightroom and then the cold sweat and panic sets in.................... ..........the photos look like they've been taken in a cave lit by candlelight.................. WHAT THE.........???? Slide in +1 exposure and they are still very dark, add some fill light, woahhhhh multi-colourd speckled horses with little to no detail. Why? Turns out Lightroom can't read the Active D-Lighting info from NEF. Open them up in NX2 and.........phew.......safe! But now I'm left with a big post edit task of a lot of photos. Active D-Lighting is a great little feature, but if you're shooting RAW and using Lightroom.......turn it off, you'll be in a cold sweat like I was last night!