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Mastering the Nikon D700 by Darrell Young, James Johnson

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Understanding the Histogram

Using the histogram screens on your D700’s Monitor LCD will guarantee you a much higher percentage of well-exposed images. It is well worth spending time to understand the histogram, and it isn’t as complicated as it looks.

I’ll try to cover this feature with enough detail to give you a working knowledge of how to use the histogram to make better pictures. If you are deeply interested in the histogram, there is much research material available on the Internet. Although this overview is brief, it will present enough knowledge to improve your technique immediately.

Light Range

The D700’s sensor can record only a certain range of light values, which is about five to seven usable EV steps. Unfortunately, many of the higher ...

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