Sunny 16 rule ... not optimal at 16?

Started Jul 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
wcdennis
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Re: The illusion of control
In reply to Dennis, Jul 3, 2013

Correct exposure preserves as much of the dynamic range in a scene as possible (and checking the histogram is the best way to achieve this goal). Adjusting for the extremes may leave the middle values looking too light or dark without post processing. So if your goal is to make photos that don't require post adjustment, then no doubt, an incident meter will nail the exposure more often than the camera meter, but it might do it at the cost of clipped highlights.

I will agree that a hand-held meter is the best way to learn exposure, so I'm all in favor of that.

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