Panasonic G2 histogram problem

Just got the G2 and I like everything about it except for the live histogram. It seems unrelated to reality and reflects only a relative range of tones in the viewfinder (for example, it will reflect a darker object on a mid-tone background) but it’s completely unresponsive to changes in exposure settings. And worse, spot metering mode is not usable as the entire viewfinder exposure ends up being based on its results. So I don’t see a way to get an accurate exposure from this camera except by guessing first and them re-taking with adjustments based on review histogram rather than the on live data. A belated reading of Panasonic-related forums didn’t bring up any solutions. Any ideas?

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3 Responses to Panasonic G2 histogram problem

  1. Ouch.

    Mine isn’t a Panasonic, but it has the interesting menu choice of whether the LCD is “boosted” or not, and turning that on tends to produce the situation you describe, so see if there’s anything relating to that in the G2 menus.

  2. Dogman says:

    Having worked as a photojournalist in the 1970s with cameras that did not even have exposure meters, I’m always amused when something like this comes up. I shot by knowing the film speed and adjusting for any exposure variations in the darkroom. Today, I shoot in RAW and make any exposure adjustments (usually few or none) in the conversion process. Exposure meters, histograms, etc., are only guides anyway. The right exposure might not be the correct exposure. My advise: don’t depend on the histogram.

  3. Endah says:

    I need help on the picture style. I use the Canon T2i.I have been told many times by many popele to use Superflat when shooting. But, when I used that setting, everything was really washed out. No colours. I know it can be fixed in post, but should it really be that washout out?I’ve seen some use Neutral but, it looks the same as Standard. So, should I use Superflat? For indoors/low light, its good. But, even for outdoors too?*It helps with getting more detail, but image is washed out.

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