Sunny 16 rule ... not optimal at 16?

Started Jul 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
saintz Contributing Member • Posts: 551
Re: Sunny 16 rule ... not optimal at 16?

wcdennis wrote:

The sunny 16 rule is a hold-over from the film days. It was a rough fall-back if your meter died. Using sunny 16 with a digital camera is like lighting your gas grille with a flint rock. Your built-in meter is as good or better than any hand-held and the histogram will reveal any errors it makes.

This is so true. No one should be using these rules on digital (nor an external sensor). On mirrorless digital, the camera sensor is seeing exactly what's going on, and showing it to you live, and with a histogram. Use the tools you already have, they are the best for the job. Guess work is not needed when you have the answer right in front of you.

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