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Old Jan 31, 2004, 11:46 AM   #1
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I took two indoor pictures, one at an EV of +2, one at an EV of -2 and they more or less looked exactly the same (histogramm also didn't show a noticeable difference), although the brightness of the lcd screen was pretty different before the shots were taken.

These pictures were taken in a well lit room. Does the EV only come into play when the subject is significantly darker or brighter than the rest of the picture?
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Old Jan 31, 2004, 1:56 PM   #2
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Iím very surprised at your results unless you were using flash. The flash meters itself and EV doesnít affect it too much.

A 4 EV spread gives me a BIG difference in the photos. And I get a good shift in the histogram.
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Old Jan 31, 2004, 2:27 PM   #3
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Nope, wasn't using a flash. Strange thing is that the histogramm I see while taking the shot with +2 is totally different from the one shown to me while reviewing the pictures.

If I use the bracket mode, in what order are the pics shown? If I review them I usually see bright/dark/bright, the 3 pics aren't gradually getting darker.
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Old Jan 31, 2004, 3:53 PM   #4
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I have to go out for the evening, but Iíll try with my camera tomorrow. It isnít unusual for the after shot histogram to be different. The after shot is more accurate.

I usually prefer the spot meter to on the fly EV corrections, but the histogram is useless if it doesnít reflect EV corrections.
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Old Jan 31, 2004, 5:55 PM   #5
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Default FZ10 Bracketing sequence

1. EV 0
2. EV -
3. EV +

(normal, darker, lighter)

For more of my comments, please see post # 650 at http://www.dcresource.com/cgi-bin/[email protected] where I just replied to your similar post in that forum. (We all hop around )
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Old Jan 31, 2004, 7:35 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help. The problem's been solved.

In P-mode, the aperture goes down to 2.8 and then selects the shutter speed, only up to 1/4 of a sec though...adjusting the EV upwards won't help in that case, gotta go into manual.
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