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I have a Nikon D80. When I took a picture in aperture priority

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I have a Nikon D80. When I took a picture in aperture priority the histogram showed all colors to the extreme left. When I try to adjust the histogram the scale is flashing at the extreme left and will not allow me to make a histogram adjustment.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.The histogram is not for photo editing, nor can it be adjusted, I don't think. If the histogram for a photo shows that the balance is at the far left (darker?), it means you need to adjust the aperture to larger. If the histogram is mostly to the far right (brighter?), then you need to adjust the aperture to smaller. At least in Aperture Priority, I think that's what that means. But at any rate, it is an indicator, not a Photoshop-like means of adjustment. See get an understanding of what the histogram indicates.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Russell during the early morning sun the picture remains DARK in the aperture control setting when I use F3.5 (large lens hole) or F22 (small lens hole) settings with an ISO of 100-200 or Auto..Neither extreme has any affect on the picture.Don
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.
Then Aperture Control may not be working properly, I'm sorry to say. The F3.5 setting really should be lighter... unless you are aiming toward and into shadows, perhaps.You may have to shoot in some other mode, for this to work. Try Auto mode, see if that helps any at all. If it does not help at all, the camera is defective in all probability.