- Sep 15, 2012
- Grand Rapids, Mi
- Real Name
- Karl Blessing
Well the histogram can be useful depending on how you're shooting especially if you're shooting in raw if you want to see where most of your color/light data leans, the highlight/shadow warning just tells you where you're clipping but it doesn't necessarily show you where the bulk of the image leans (and you usually shouldn't try to judge it visually on the little screen).Not to sidetrack the discussion, but I've been following along with this as I too have found the histogram kinda useless.
I'm wondering what the advantage of the histogram is over the highlights/shadows live readout? I find the later the single best feature of mirrorless cameras and way more useful than the histogram. Why not juat use that instead and forget the strange histogram?
Question is, is the live highlight/shadow readout based on the actual image captured, or is it showing you the clipping based on the same Live-View boost display like the histogram does? Since if it's the latter, then you might be cutting your latitude more narrow than you need to based on the LCD output and not the range your camera is actually capable of.