Light Meter - Help - $250 to $350 Range

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Light Meter - Help - $250 to $350 Range
In reply to Sailor Blue, Apr 28, 2013

Sailor Blue wrote:

newtoy wrote:

Why bother with all those? There is a function built in most DSLR - "Histogram". But I just check the histogram of the samples from the OP. They are perfect. So the only way to enhance them is using shadows recovery and curves adjustment!

You are checking JPG images that the OP posted.

Histograms of JPGs posted on the web are very likely much different than the histogram displayed on the camera if the posted JPG comes from a processed RAW file.

You "bother with all those" with RAW files so that you can capture the maximum dynamic range your camera is capable of, or even beyond that with HDR.

JPGs are only the final result after processing RAW files to bring out the picture you saw in your mind, not just the more limited image the camera captured.

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So what would a spot meter do that the DSLR on its own doesn't? May be it give us some chance to work out our 3 lb computer (to do some maths in order to find average of a few readings)!

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