Noise and ETTR

Started Feb 6, 2014 | Questions thread
Stevil Senior Member • Posts: 1,489
Ctein's no dummy

smithling wrote:

Here's an opinion from another real professional that disagrees with you.

I'm not sure Ctein really disagrees. His article is filled with enough qualifiers to make it clear that he's deliberately overstating his case. In effect, he's saying "if you don't understand ETTR well enough to pick this article apart, you will probably do more harm than good by using it." Why would he do this? Well, for one, a good polemic boosts the Ctein "brand" better than a boring technical article. : )

I could summarize Ctein's article this way:

"1. Clipping highlights is BAAAAD.

2. If you use ETTR, you're gonna clip highlights.


4. If you own a high-end camera made in the last year or two, you may not benefit greatly from ETTR much of the time anyway. (Whoops, did I imply there could be a benefit?)"

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