[font color=\'#000000\']Hi again, all -
Howard: Yes, the same histogram logic applies to making film scans, if you (as you say) the film was properly exposed to begin with, and if you have some way to tweak the scanner exposure in software to move the histogram the direction you want. (I've scanned film for some years now, and only got my first digital camera, a D70, two weeks ago! Though I mostly used negative film because it's so much more forgiving of exposure, and I always seemed to be taking large-dynamic-range photos, in redwood forests and the like.)
Didger: My camera doesn't have a clipping or histogram preview capability either, only after the shot, but (at least with my camera) it's quick & easy to take the shot, check the histogram and clipping screens, delete it if I don't like it, change the exposure and try again. And no, no relation to the other rodent-avatar person whatsoever (except we apparently both have an affinity of some sort for small furry critters). Though, if one wants to be precise, mine is not quite a rodent - it's a pika, which is a wild member of the rabbit family.