To ETTR or not to ETTR...?

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DLGW Senior Member • Posts: 1,183
Yes, IF you have limited dynamic range AND shutter speed isn't an issue.

You want to make absolutely sure you aren't blowing out any highlights.

If you can use a slow shutter speed and not worry about camera shake or blur from moving objects in your scene and you are comfortable post processing your shots - then yes ETTR will give you a small boost in image quality - especially if you a lot of 'dark' parts in your image.  You will retain a lot better shadow detail you don't have highlights you need to preserve.

In practice I hardly ever do this - once in a while I do and in the right circumstance it does make a difference.

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