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Old May 31, 2005, 12:33 AM   #1
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Hi to all. I have recently found this site and browsed the posts on the S7000 andwant to say thanks to all for so much good information on this camera.

I am finally getting my footing in shooting with my S7000. I am shooting largely, group shots of African American subjects in Church and Hotel Banquet settings. I am now getting good success shooting on M(anual) and using the Command Dial tobalance the Exposure Indicator. In addition, I have the Image Disp Set to Preview before saving pics.

My problem is that the LCD Display always shows a perfect picture and the Info of the picture show that the data Histogram is also good. But, when I return to my computer to download, view, or to my printer for direct printing, I continue to get a much darker picture than I had any idea about. My LCD display is deceiving me, otherwise I would change my settings during the shoot. Anyone else have this trouble? What can I do about it? Thanks.

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Old May 31, 2005, 9:39 PM   #2
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I believe that you can adjust the contrast or brightness of the LCD monitor on the 7000 (but I don't have mine in front of me right now). However your 7000 LCD screen may also be correct, but your computer monitor might be off. There are several monitor/printer calibration programs(usually coming with a suction cup for the monitor). Something like that would definatly tell you the root of your problem.
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Old Jun 1, 2005, 10:31 AM   #3
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Thanks Basement Shows. I am using the Pantone Color Plus calibration system. Again, this problem persisit even in printing directly from the card.

I have searched the Set Menu looking for a feature to adjust the brightness of the LCD and have not been succesful in locating this. Need further help, please. Thanks.
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Old Jun 1, 2005, 11:41 AM   #4
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You can alter the brightness of the LCD display by pressing the SHIFTbutton (round the left side of the camera) and the DISP button.

I've got mine set at 4 dots up.
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Old Jun 5, 2005, 6:55 PM   #5
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Although I have found the live histogram of little or no use the playback and playback histogram are reasonably accurate. I do not have any explanation for your results but I would suggest that you bracket your shots by about +2/3 stop and see what the results show.

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