Does shooting at higher than base ISO help with recovering highlights?

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nickolas84 Regular Member • Posts: 138
Does shooting at higher than base ISO help with recovering highlights?
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By searching the forums there seems to be a consensus that most cameras give you a 2.5 to 4 stop headroom at base ISO for recovering highlights regardless of their dynamic range.

Now I understand that once the sensor is saturated the rest of the info is gone hence blown highlights.

But what about shooting at a higher than base ISO like 200 or 400? The quality is still there to begin with.

Could this help you with recovering highlights in post?

Of course using the right exposure would be the best but I am talking about correcting mistakes here and increasing your keeper rate.

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