Gray cards : the 12% - 18% controversy

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Questions thread
yvind Strm
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Re: Gray cards : the 12% - 18% controversy
In reply to Roland Karlsson, Apr 13, 2013

Careful, Roland.

I claim that using a grey card is much more precise than using the histogram.

Roland Karlsson wrote:

cquarksnow wrote:

http://dpanswers.com/content/tech_kfactor.php

Given spot-metering with a Merrill based camera, what percentage would seem appropriate for a gray card ?

Personally I would say that the answer to this question has become less important in the digital era. If you take the time to use grey cards, you also have the time to take a test image, and look at the histogram.

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