I am finding that the histogram is more to the left than I am used to. Once I had the files in LR4, it was obvious that exposure had been good to excellent while, when I attempted to compensate in camera (EV), I ended up with over-exposed shots.
Is this anyone else's experience? Is it adjustable or is it just something to which I need to re-adjust?
Apart from this, I am totally thrilled with my D7100. Everything is great. My best buy ever!
Not quite sure what you mean. As mentioned, if I adjust the EV my shots are then over- or under-exposed. The only thing that is not what I am used to (from a D300 and a D7000) is the positioning of the histogram.
Would be grateful if you could take the time to explain in more detail so that a non-techie like myself will understand.
>Not quite sure what you mean. As mentioned, if I adjust the >EV my shots are then over- or under-exposed. The only thing >that is not what I am used to (from a D300 and a D7000) is the >positioning of the histogram. > >Would be grateful if you could take the time to explain in >more detail so that a non-techie like myself will understand. > >MTIAs
If the histrogram shows you're over- or under-exposing images consistently, then you adjust the EV to compensate.
I hate when people ask me what I see myself doing in 5 years...... I don't have 2020 vision!
The histogram show in-camera is based on a JEPG version of the image. That means that the picture controls will affect the histogram and may differ from the histogram produced in Lightroom from the RAW data.
I would start by setting the camera to the Neutral picture control and see if that gets you close enough. If you need to you can then go in and create a custom picture control (check pages 107-111 in the manual) that may get you closer to what you see in Lightroom.
Just back from a four-day shoot and can report that you were right on the ball. Setting the camera to neutral picture control rather than the default (standard) it came with put the histogram exactly where it should be.
What were you photographing? Remember that dark subjects when properly exposed will be left of center just as a lot of white will skew the histogram to the right. Hope you track down your problem and enjoy your new camera!