LCD Brightness

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  1. colonelcamp

    colonelcamp TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering if the LCD brightness should be a certain level. I have mine as bright as it will go.

    Thanks,
    Danny
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's the level!
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    That works, but beyond checking general composition, zooming in to check focus, or for closed eyes, they are pretty much useless, particularly if you shoot RAW.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    D'oh... for some reason my mind lept to LCD Monitor as in 'computer' not LCD as in 'preview'....
     
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    DanFinePhotography TPF Noob!

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    if anything it could impact battery life, if you have lots of batteries then crank er up !!
     
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    colonelcamp TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the responses guys!

    Danny
     
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    Set it at whatever works for you. But as Keith alluded to, don't use the camera's LCD to judge the brightness/color of your images. Instead, use the histogram view.

    Understanding Histograms
     
  8. colonelcamp

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    That's one of the things I have learned about recently. I was at the zoo taking some pics and they looked great on the LCD. When I got home, there were a lot of really dark shots that were bad and the histogram bared this out. I did not look at the histogram during the shoot. Did some research and I went back the next day and really paid attention to the histogram and ignored the image on the LCD. Dramatically better.

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