I have read a few statements that the D90 metering has been fixed and no longer overexposes . Today I held one in the shop and flipped over to manual mode , matrix metering single focus point and pointed at a door frame and zeroed the meter . Without moving the camera at all I moved the focus point to the side where there was a black camera bag in a dark room . Immediately the meter showed that I was one stop under exposed . I then moved the focus point to a shiny spot above the door frame and it showed I was one stop over exposed . This tells me that It still meters strongly toward the focus point , regardless of the scene , and could have made an error of two stops in its exposure choice depending on where the focus point lit up or was moved . Can anyone elaborate on this or suggest what I could be doing wrong ? I see this as a weakness still . Imagine framing a landscape shot on a tripod and moving the focus point to a point 1/3 of the way into the picture for better depth of field and it is a shady spot under a tree - the picture will over-expose . I know manual is the answer here but we pay big money for auto and it should work reliably .