Right after I had your post I had to take some shots of a group of carolers. I turned the brightness down on the lcd as you suggested and that made a big difference. the images on my iMac with CNx2 looked much more as they did on the lcd. f2.8,iso6400 PP in CNX2. Thanks for your advice it helped and I did not have to adjust the exposure just tweak the WB crop a bit and apply a little noise reduction PP.