To ETTR or not to ETTR...?

Started 3 months ago | Discussions thread
OP Jeepit Regular Member • Posts: 168
Re: Yes, IF you have limited dynamic range AND shutter speed isn't an issue.

DLGW wrote:

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

so are you saying ETTR is not really needed for mFT cameras?  Is that small boost in image quality really worth the end results, if a photographer has to change his/ her way of shooting and start wondering about if every shot should be ETTR?

- once in a while I do and in the right circumstance it does make a difference.

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