DP Review Needs a Lesson (or I do)

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bruxi
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Re: DP Review Needs a Lesson (or I do)
In reply to Allan Olesen, 7 months ago

Allan Olesen wrote:

Pantyhose Bandit wrote:

DP Review is correct - a bright white subject will burn out against a black background as the camera tries to make it all mid grey.

That was not what DP Review stated.

They stated that the photo get overexposed because the metering tries to make the bright moon 18% grey.

That statement is plainly wrong. The result of DP Review's description of a metering error would be underexposure, not overexposure.

The correct statement is that the photo get overexposed because the metering tries to make the overall scene (or a weighted part of it), including mostly dark surroundings, 18% grey.

You and 10-20 other people in this thread need to understand the difference between those two statements before you claim that DP Review are correct.

Let's just get this straight:

Pantyhose bandit's statement above is correct

If the DP Review writer stated that "the photo get overexposed because the metering tries to make the bright moon 18% grey" that is of course incorrect.

But, this is not what the OP said.  The OP incorrectly quoted the article as saying "the camera expects everything to be neutral gray".  That implies everything in the frame, not just the moon, and that fact is correct (as you state above).

It's either the moon or it's "everything" - it can't be both.

The 10-20 people who can't understand the difference are the result of the whiner OP's misquote of the original article.

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