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It's official: my D7000 consistently underexposes!

waxart

Vallejo, US
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"RE: Effective Use of Histogram"

waxart Registered since 16th Jan 2008
Tue 15-Feb-11 03:08 PM

I'm sorry that I disappeared from the forum after posting my original comment - life got in the way. However, I've just caught up with all your responses. I agree completely that using the histogram as a guide is not always ideal when shooting RAW, which I do all the time. I also agree that a serious shooter needs to be prepared to tweak the EV from shot-to-shot and not expect to come up with a universal setting for all conditions. I certainly don't believe that Nikon made a mistake and needs to upgrade the firmware. The D7000 is an amazing camera(and occasionally maddening, when I'm feeling lazy):)
I never use the in-camera Picture Control unless I'm taking casual JPEG snapshots at an event.
As a parting shot (pun intended), last Friday I went out shooting at dusk. I didn't bother to check the histogram once. When I'd uploaded the images I couldn't believe how under-exposed and out-of-focus all but the sunset pictures were - often by 2 stops. The sunsets were the best I'd ever shot. Turns out - LOL - that I had a circular polarizer on the lens, which I'd forgotten to remove after my previous shoot! can't blame the camera for that one.

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