To ETTR or not to ETTR...?

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Guy Parsons
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Re: Better ETTL

Adielle wrote:

Clipping / squeezing highlights is the worst thing to do in MFT as far as I've seen. True for GX8, E-M1 and G6, so I'd expect it to be similar in other models. Far better to be careful and slightly underexpose than to overexpose.

Using the Olympus blinkies set to 255,0 and if the screen shows a few insignificant over-exposed spots then the raw file just about always turns out with no saturated pixels. The jpeg highlight warning appears to be quite conservative.

If in doubt then setting a "permanent" minus 0.3EV is a safe bet for more reliable jpegs. Up to the E-PL5 and E-P5 I always needed any camera to have that minus 0.3EV, but the Oly pair have been good at 0 correction, with only occasional need to play with exposure compensation.

Regards..... Guy

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