Who needs more than +/- 2.0 EV?

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Robert Deutsch
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Who needs more than +/- 2.0 EV?
Jul 22, 2008

For the umteenth time, I'm reading as a "Con" in the conclusion of a review (the Canon Rebel XS in this case) "Limited Exposure Compensation Range (+ - 2.0EV).

Do people need more than + - 2.0EV? I don't. I can remember only one occasion when I used +2.0: it was a strongly backlit portrait, and I could have achieved the same effect by using spot metering or tilting the camera down and locking the exposure. I don't think I've ever used negative exposure compensation in excess of -1EV. And, in almost all of these cases, there's an easy workaround of locking the exposure to an object that gives you the exposure you want. (With DSLRs, it doesn't have to be the object you're focusing on.)

I just don't see this as a significant limitation. Anyone else?

Bob

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