Interesting new Ricoh GRIII metering - expose to the right finally?

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SirPeepsalot Contributing Member • Posts: 550
Re: Interesting new Ricoh GRIII metering - expose to the right finally?

SirPeepsalot wrote:

teemodk wrote:

SirPeepsalot wrote:

Raist3d wrote:

Looks like Ricoh may have done the first or one of the first "expose to the right" metering-exposures ever. I saw they have a priority for highlights through the frame, which is new.

This would be interesting to preserve highlights at all costs and the famous "cameras should do expose to the right" that Michael Reichman from Luminous Landscape used to talk about.

I have not tried, so I can't be sure, but looks like that's what it tries to do from the manual.

Protecting the highlights is not what ETTR is about, that's "exposing for highlights".

It's ETTR if you shoot an empty, evenly-lit white wall without exposure compensation and it comes out white rather than gray.

Then I suggest you update Wikipedia with the correct meaning. It say:

"In digital photography, exposing to the right (ETTR) is the technique of adjusting the exposure of an image as high as possible at base ISO (without causing unwanted saturation) to collect the maximum amount of light and thus get the optimum performance out of the digital image sensor."

That is correct and does not contradict what I said.

Coincidentally - a clean black wall shot with full ETTR should also come out white, so an in-camera ETTR implementation should probably include a safeguard on the maximum amount of stops to overexpose when possible.

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