Sunny 16 rule ... not optimal at 16?

Started Jul 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sunny 16 rule ... not optimal at 16?
In reply to mike winslow, Jul 2, 2013

mike winslow wrote:

An external meter, why would this be better than the camera which has the ability to judge the exposure based on where you tell it to look?

Does an exposure meter reading need to be calibrated to your camera?

An external meter has the advantage of reading incident light, rather than reflected light. With an external meter you'll get correct exposure even if your subject is very dark or very light.

But, yes, some work will be needed to fine-tune the meter's idea of ISO to the camera's idea of it. The meter will probably be correct per the actual standard while many cameras are not.

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