Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and I really need some help! I'm about to throw my Nikon D300 out the window. I went from a Nikon D40 to the Nikon D300. I have been using the Nikon D300 now for about a week and I'm not liking any of the results that I'm seeing. I shoot with a three strobe studio lighting set. I take photos of pets. I am having trouble with sharpness, color, contrast, and over exposure. I use a flash meter before every photo shoot. I have tried several different settings on the Nikon D300 and all the results are terrible. I shoot in manual mode and I set the shutter to 1/125 and the F-stop to 11. I took 256 photos last night and all of them were of poor color and over exposed. I have the camera set on 3D point 51 focus tracking. The focus looked pretty good but that was all that turned out ok. I was using Vivid for my color but changed to neutral last night. I know that I must be doing something wrong because this camera should give me much better results then the Nikon D40 did. Can anyone offer me some advice!!!!