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Old 10-28-2014, 01:23 AM   #33
Dennis A. Livesey
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Originally Posted by KevinM View Post
I use the histogram all the the field and in processing. ...
.Instant results and a good, technical means to judge the most appropriate exposure. That means is the histogram.
Kevin, this is what I do well. I must admit I mostly go with the meter when the action is hot but when I have a set up, I check the histogram. In processing, it's the first thing I set.

I used light meters for decades; I have four. The last one cost over $700 in 1999 and I tried and tried to learn how to use it skillfully. Never, ever was I totally comfortable with it. Going digital and seeing the instant results finally opened my eyes to what exposure is.

For me, using film plus meter vs. using a digital camera is like the difference between walking in a cave and walking on a sunny beach.

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