What does a histogram tell me?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by wolfee, Aug 29, 2004.

  1. wolfee

    wolfee Guest

    My Canon A40 has a histogram. How do I interrpret the chart it shows? What
    does the D and H on each side of the horizontal line mean? Please keep it
    simple I am a photo dummy.
     
    wolfee, Aug 29, 2004
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  2. What method you use to meassure light is a matter of taste.
    Pros often used a Polariod camera as a "light meter". And
    although I am an oldie from the manual era, I still appreciate
    histograms. Earlier I used a digital spotmeter and an incident
    light meter a lot - or I used the center weighted meassuring
    in my 35 mm camera; all depending on the situation. Now - I tend
    to use the histogram a lot. All works.

    Here is the generic link about those histograms:
    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/understanding-
    series/understanding-histograms.shtml


    /Roland
     
    Roland Karlsson, Aug 29, 2004
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  3. wolfee

    Patrick L. Guest



    Any advice taken seriously from Ainsworth is something to worry about.



    Patrick
     
    Patrick L., Aug 30, 2004
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  4. I am just answering the original post about histograms.
    I know nothing about whether the A40 has an histogram
    or not. Please ask the original poster.


    /Roland
     
    Roland Karlsson, Aug 30, 2004
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  5. OK - no problem.

    I actually started to guess that after I sent the post :)


    /Roland
     
    Roland Karlsson, Aug 31, 2004
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