HowTo? Determine whether highlights blown in ETTR RAW file? Need to "zero" all ACR settings?

Started Oct 13, 2012 | Questions thread
OP l_d_allan Veteran Member • Posts: 4,974
Re: This all seems like a huge amount of effort for a very small exposure change

Paphios wrote:

... as I would rather use a low noise camera than worry excessively about exposing to the right.

I am starting to have second thoughts about the risks and trade-offs of blown highlights when going for ETTR.

However, ETTR isn't just for better noise in the shadows. My understanding is that you get a larger range of tones in the shadows if you are able to decrease exposure.

The flip side of having half the distinct tones in the brightest f-stop is (8096 yo 1,363 with 14 bits) that you have a very small number of distinct shades in the darkest f-stop.

Or not?

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