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Use a Lightmeter for Exposure That is not meant to come across as cheeky or snobby at all, that is not my intent — but the histogram does not (necessarily) tell you if you are "filling the buckets" and really does not tell you your "exposure" relative to the RAW data. When you change "picture settings" the RAW data is not at all affected (assuming real RAW)...


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I concur with Wayne. You are making this more complex than it is. RAW files are unprocessed. Every image is flat. Even neutral is not actually flat, it is just less dynamic than other settings. Different shooting modes alter the histogram and change image paramaters automatically by applying a preset affect. There is no nuance. Editing software processes ...


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Many advices say RAW files are not affected by picture control. However, when shooting, LCD shows preview according to picture control selected. The "many advices" are precisely correct, so I think you maybe are not getting the meaning. The raw data in the raw file is Not affected by the camera settings (other than exposure). However, raw files also ...


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I don't really see your issue... switching to a different camera profile in post (i.e. standard) is really just a bunch of image adjustments that don't move the sliders (i.e. in lightroom). It is beneficial to have the camera preview/review show a (more) accurate histogram/highlight warnings for the raw data; but that can largely be achieved by modifying ...


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