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Do you trust your LCD?

RSmith70

Washington, US
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RSmith70 Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2012
Mon 28-Oct-13 07:16 PM

In other words, when shooting an event, (i.e. a wedding in a dark reception hall) do you ever trust that what you see on your LCD is what you will get on your monitor at home? The reason I ask is that I was shooting with my D7000 set at ISO 1000/1250, 24-70mm 2.8 lens set mostly @ f/4, 1/400th, flash set to high-speed sync and bounced off the ceiling. There was very little ambient light.

I didn't even *think* look at the histogram because everything appeared fine on the LCD. Boy was I wrong. I had to bring this, and most of my other images up by about 2 stops. Not something I am proud of.

This has been a problem with previous events I've shot and thought since the rooms each time were so dark, the LCD was relatively bright enough in such a dark room to lead me to believe everything was good to go.

Another lesson learned...

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