To ETTR or not to ETTR...?

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Barry Twycross Senior Member • Posts: 1,091
Re: To ETTR or not to ETTR...?

Jeepit wrote:

Never had to do this back in the film days; so how important is it now? Do you or don't you ETTR (expose to the right)?

In the film days, I relied on negatives having good highlight preservation and resistance to overexposure. So I exposed past the right.

For slides, I'd tend to expose a little under, so not quite to the right.

It seems my current method is just about equivalent to ETTR, I expose what I think is good, and if I get a highlight clipping warning, I reduce the exposure. It works out at much the same thing. I'm also shooting the lowest available ISO (extended downwards as much as the camera will let me), unless forced to change up.

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