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Another 'first impressions' thread :-)


Wethersfield, US
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jbloom Gold Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments in several forums. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 15th Jul 2004
Fri 01-Aug-08 10:54 AM

I believe John is correct. I noticed it when I got my D3. But I can't say it bothers me much because I think if you have the RGB histogram available you are much better off using that. Using the simple histogram, you can easily miss the fact that a particular channel is blown out. I used to have that problem with sunset shots -- blown red channel -- until I realized what was going on. On the D70, with no RGB histogram, all I could do was guesstimate how much less exposure to use. On the D2X and D3 (and D700), the RGB histogram gives a much more accurate measure. In the case of the D3 and D700, the larger LCD makes the RGB histogram easier to read than on the D2X, too.

I would urge anyone who has the RGB histogram available on their camera to use it and just ignore the simple histogram.

On the D3 (and, I assume, D700) the RGB histogram display also integrates the highlights indicator. I generally toggle back and forth between that display and the full-screen image. I have the full-screen highlights indicator display turned off. In all, I have only three displays enabled: the basic ones that you can't turn off (the full-screen image and the basic shooting info) and the RGB histogram. I find those three give me everything I need for normal shooting, and it's a pleasure not to have to step through a battery of displays to find the one I want.

-- Jon
Wethersfield, CT, USA
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A general, generic topic Another 'first impressions' thread :-) [View all] , simpo two , Thu 31-Jul-08 06:41 PM
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