Z7ii raw images always under exposed need +0.7 to +1.0

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Dan DeLion Contributing Member • Posts: 976

JimKasson wrote:

Dan DeLion wrote:

I would say that a reflective reading is a simplification. An incident reading is more accurate.

WRT to achieving the best raw exposure, metering the highlights with a reflective meter will produce better results than using an incident meter. An incident meter will produce the same exposure regardless of the reflectivity of the subject, but the most reflective parts of the subject are what will determine when clipping occurs,

An incident meter is an appropriate tool for achieving the best-exposed JPEG preview images, though.

Actually your wrong.  I'm talking in general, an incident reading, taken at the subject, is more accurate than a reflective reading taken at the camera.  In theory, for difficult lighting, a spot reflective reading for the shadows and highs would be best for determining the exposure. - If we didn't have modern cameras.

In practice, one exposes digital cameras just like one used to expose slides, for the highs.  And, of course, the camera's histogram will tell you all you need to know about the highs and shadows.  The DR (at low ISO's) will take care of the shadows.

Stay safe - Dan

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