Using the SLR Histogram Underwater

It's generally accepted that the in-camera histogram does not represent any real information regarding how our RAW capture will look and as a general rule for most of the widely used pro SLRs, the highlights overexposure warning is incorrect by at least minus one f-stop (—1 EV). The histogram's there to prevent you blowing out the highlights but it has the effect of eliminating the brightest stop, which as discussed holds most of the tonal information. Manufacturers set the threshold level for this display about one stop too low.

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