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Camera LCD/ Versus Computer Screen.

Sun May 15, 2011 11:45 pm

Hello,

I recently took a couple of pictures, and noticed that the images look different on the LCD of the camera compared to my
calibrated Computer Screen.

The Camera LCD, is a bit more bright including the colors, and the computer looks a bit darker and colors seem more
"True"

Sorry if its a silly question, just wanted to get input from other members. Is it normal and should a refer to the colors on the computer more.

Thanks

Steven.
 
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RE: Camera LCD/ Versus Computer Screen.

Mon May 16, 2011 12:27 am

Absolutely correct. The camera LCD is always brighter because you have to be able to see it in bright sunlight. Especially if your camera offers some form of "live view" prior to shooting. For the camera, the best and most accurate measure of good exposure is the Histogram.

Here's a good explaination of histograms and how to interpret what they tell you.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...ies/understanding-histograms.shtml

But think of it this way as well. Only 50% of the job is done in the camera so for all those final adjustments etc., use the calibrated monitor you trust.
 
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RE: Camera LCD/ Versus Computer Screen.

Mon May 16, 2011 1:16 am

Thanks

So the colors will always look more vivid on the camera LDC?
 
Tomskii
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RE: Camera LCD/ Versus Computer Screen.

Sun May 22, 2011 3:22 pm

That is correct,

So sometimes it might look on your camera that a plane is overexposed, when it actually isn't  .
Nikon D90 + Nikkor f4.5-5.6 18-105mm + Tamron f4-5.6 70-300mm
 
JohnJ
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RE: Camera LCD/ Versus Computer Screen.

Sun May 22, 2011 9:58 pm

My camera (Canon 40D) has a menu setting allowing control of the LCD brightness level. I suspect most other digital cameras have this feature, too.
 
epten
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RE: Camera LCD/ Versus Computer Screen.

Tue May 24, 2011 9:50 pm

I use camera screen only to check the focus and histogram.
 
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RE: Camera LCD/ Versus Computer Screen.

Tue May 24, 2011 11:59 pm

Just for your information I have noticed one funny thing with my computer screens. I have two screens on my desk both exactly the same brand and same settings set BUT they show two different colors! I have no idea how it is possible.
I use camera screen as our friend from Macedonia  
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