Metering, Exposure Modes, and Histogram

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A Long Way Up – Courtesy of Alexandre Rosen (klrbee25)

I’ve been using Nikon cameras since 1980. It seems that with each new camera, there have been improvements in metering and exposure modes. The Nikon D800 is no exception. Within this camera, Nikon has designed metering and exposure to work not only with still images, but also with broadcast-quality video (D-Movies).

In this chapter, you’ll learn how the exposure metering system and modes work. We’ll look at how each of three different light meter types is best used. We’ll examine the various modes you can use when taking pictures, and finally, we’ll ...

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