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09/18/2007 01:29:36 PM · #1
Does anyone else notice that the exposure on the LCD is much brighter than the actual exposure? I took some shots at the lake with my 40D this past weekend. When I was shooting, the pictures looked fine and well exposed on the LCD. Then when I uploaded the pictures on the computer they were mostly underexposed by about 1 full stop. I have the LCD brightness set on the default setting (in the middle). Is it just my camera or is it a 40D issue?
09/18/2007 01:34:20 PM · #2
The Histogram is your friend. Use it.
09/18/2007 01:37:03 PM · #3
Camera LCDs are supposed to be bright so that you can see them outside in daylight. They are not meant to judge exposure--that's what the histogram and a profiled and calibrated monitor are for.

FWIW, I have the LCD on my D200 turned all the way down ("-2" I think), because it's way too bright even at the middle setting.

Message edited by author 2007-09-18 13:38:00.
09/18/2007 01:38:10 PM · #4
Originally posted by doctornick:

The Histogram is your friend. Use it.

Truer words have never been spoken.
09/18/2007 01:42:12 PM · #5
What they said: LCD is for composition and focus, not for exposure. Go turn on your television and play with the settings to see why; notice how different screen settings on the TV work better depending on how much ambient light is present at time of viewing.

09/18/2007 01:47:47 PM · #6
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Go turn on your television and play with the settings to see why;

I had a dream of thus. My dream came true.... I want this camera.
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