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Old Jan 23, 2006, 5:24 PM   #21
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Well I know it never changed by adjusting the shutter speed. I can't recall if it changed by altering the aperture. Makes me wonder why it wouldn't work for both, but I wil give it a try.
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Hello,

The histogram is a graph that represents what the camera sees in terms of tonal range. Darks are on the left, midtones in the middle and lights on the right.

The higher the bars on the left, the more dark elements you have. A bell-shaped histogram means a lot of midtones, basically a pretty averaged out image. I prefer more of a plate-shaped histogram with strong lights and darks for good contrast.

It's useful to see a live histogram. It changes as you change the composition of your shot and it tells you what the camera sees. Your final histogram will be different, depending on your settings.
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Old Jan 30, 2006, 5:26 PM   #23
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Yes it does change as you recompose, however as it has no real relationship to your exposure settings, one wonders what the point is (Well, I do anyway). I tested it out for changing while altering aperture (as mentioned in an earlier message) and - at least on mine - the histogram doesn't alter itself. No biggie. Justone of those things that seems to be a "non-feature" feature. Spot metering areas of the scene would be more useful, in my view.
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