So I am continuing to learn the best settings for the D5.
Ann, if you see this, please recall your earlier comment:
In the Menu Settings/Fine-tune Optimal Exposure (b7 on the D5):
I have set my in-camera meters to +0.6 EV for the Matrix meter;
and +1.0 for the Spot Meter (because of the way that I use a spot reading).
I then use the external ±EV controls to adjust exposure on the fly for special circumstances (like black cats down a coal mine).
On my D5, I can only make this setting (b7) in increments of x/6. So would your "+0.6" be equivalent to my +4/6?
Yes! +EV 0.6 is the same 4/6 in the camera: Nikon just chooses to express it as a fraction.