Why is metering not more automatic and based on the Raw histogram? Locked

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BertIverson Veteran Member • Posts: 4,477
Re: Why is metering not more automatic and based on the Raw histogram?

JasonTheBirder wrote:

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The thing is, if cameras had a mode that would expose ETTR in Raw then that would be exactly what I want -- I don't need or want more dynamic range that would come from stacking.

Hi Jason - my thoughts ...

For these HDR / ETTR type shots, I (shooting raw ), have a button programmed to bracket: -1, 0, +1 EV. The +1 shot is pretty much ETTR, the -1 shot will preserve highlights, the 0EV might actually be right for my needs. I get to choose during PP.

Actually, with the latest NR software, I quit trying to do ETTR a year or so ago, and now worry more about highlights and blue skies.

YMMV

Cheers,
Bert

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