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Mastering the Nikon D300/D300S by Darrell Young

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Histogram

Back in the “good old” film days we didn’t have a histogram, so we had to depend on our experience and light meter to get a good exposure. Since we couldn’t see the exposure until after we had left the scene, we measured our success by the number of correctly exposed images we were able to create. With the exposure meter/histogram combination found in the D300(S), and the ability to zoom into our images with the high-resolution Monitor on the back, the success rate we can experience is much higher than ever before.

The histogram can be as important, or even more so, than the exposure meter. The meter sets the camera up for the exposure, and the histogram visually verifies that the exposure is a good one.

If your exposure meter stopped ...

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