3 Metering, Exposure Modes, and Histogram

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After the Rain © 2018 Srdjan Mitrovic (SrMi)

I’ve been using Nikon single-lens reflex (SLR), digital single-lens reflex (DSLR), and now digital single-lens mirrorless (DSLM) cameras since 1980. It seems that with each new camera, there have been improvements in metering and exposure modes. The Nikon Z7 is no exception. Within this camera, Nikon has designed metering and exposure to work not only with still images, but also with up to 4K UHD video.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how the exposure metering system and modes work. We’ll look at how each of four different light meter types is best used. We’ll ...

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