Sunny 16 rule ... not optimal at 16?

Started Jul 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
adymitruk
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Re: Sunny 16 rule ... not optimal at 16?
In reply to onlooker, Jul 3, 2013

onlooker wrote:

FuzzyQball wrote:

I remember my father telling us all to stay still, while he wandered around with his light meter, took notes, made calculations, and then minutes later took the shoot. All this was because the camera did not have a light meter built in. Also you could not see the results until much later, so you had to exercise care. Using the built in meter, with histogram if you need to, is the way to go. Know your camera and compensate when you need to.

Incident light meter allows you to shoot much faster than a built-in one.

This is due to not waiting for the camera to process the image? IE, manual mode with manual focus will be the fastest? How about turning other processing off? RAW only? What's the best option on an NEX-7?

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