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Old Nov 17, 2009, 7:47 AM   #1
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I noticed on a camera review (video clip done by another photography website) that when in LV mode you can display a "live histogram" on the LCD. Is it also visible in the VF (viewfinder)?

Did see an "exposure scale" at the bottom of the VF. Is that the only way to check your exposure while looking through the VF? Or is that just to tell you where you have your EV set at? (as in the case in Nikon DSLRs like my D300).
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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I noticed on a camera review (video clip done by another photography website) that when in LV mode you can display a "live histogram" on the LCD. Is it also visible in the VF (viewfinder)?

Did see an "exposure scale" at the bottom of the VF. Is that the only way to check your exposure while looking through the VF? Or is that just to tell you where you have your EV set at? (as in the case in Nikon DSLRs like my D300).
Yes you can see a live histogram in live mode. You can also see the level over the live view. The histogram is not visible in the VF.
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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Ok thank you shadokachr. Do you own a 7D? How do you like it (assuming you do) so far?

And I do like the 2-axis level. How well it works in practice is another story.

What is the "exposure scale" (bottom of viewfinder) for? Just to tell you where you have your EV set at? Or how much you are over or underexposed?
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Ok thank you shadokachr. Do you own a 7D? How do you like it (assuming you do) so far?

And I do like the 2-axis level. How well it works in practice is another story.

What is the "exposure scale" (bottom of viewfinder) for? Just to tell you where you have your EV set at? Or how much you are over or underexposed?
Yes, I do own a 7D and have a second on order. That should tell you how I like it. I replaced my 50D's with the 7D.

The axis level is a cool feature, but of limited use. If I were doing architecture imaging I suppose it would be very useful. For me, not so much.

The scale is your standard exposure scale for under / over exposure.
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Old Nov 17, 2009, 6:20 PM   #5
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The scale is your standard exposure scale for under / over exposure.
So in other words the scale only tells you if you've set your EV over or under then? On SLR's as you may already know you can use it to set your exposure. While looking through your VF. When pointing to "0" or the mid-point then you have a good exposure. Usually. Unless under extreme shooting conditions (e.g. high contrast).

If I were in the market today I would buy a 7D and start investing in the Canon system of lenses and accessories. But I've always been a Nikon guy. And have spent a bit on Nikon gear. Still, I think Canon has a real winner with the 7D.
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