D800 Screen is too bright and shows under exposed images as properly exposed and vice versa...

Started Jul 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kerry Pierce
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Re: turn down LCD brightness
In reply to Evil Genius, Jul 18, 2013

Evil Genius wrote:

Kerry Pierce wrote:

FWIW, I've always turned down the LCD brightness on most of my Nikon bodies, precisely because it is normally too bright for image reviews. IME, it isn't all that much trouble to turn it down to where it is reasonably close to what the exposure should be.

As the others have said, I don't use it for judging exposure, where the histogram and even the blinking highlights are a better tool.

Is there a sweet spot or ideal setting?

No, not really.  IME, it greatly depends upon the scene brightness and the ambient light falling on the LCD.

I don't mess with it much, usually leaving it at -2 or -1 at the brightest settings.

I haven't tried the auto brightness feature.

Kerry

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