chicagonature

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  • To use spot metering correctly, you need to know the how much light from the metered tone is reflecting back at the metered compared to middle-tone (18%), which is where cameras are calibrated for ...
  • Wow, this spot metering thing has really touched a nerve, here. Check out this RawDigger article that recommends using spot metering as the best approach to nailing the optimal raw exposure: One ...
  • Rich, I see what the author is doing. On this link ( http://www.onezone.photos/lula/ ), he states: 1) "It (spot metering) is perfect for scenes and in the studio." But then he goes on to say that ...
  • Thank you. Check out the RawDigger creators who highly recommend spot metering and frown upon the accuracy of multi-zone metering in their article "One Way to Get Spot-On Exposure for Your Shots" . ...
  • Jim, one more thing. I was looking into RawDigger, and there is so much good info there! Thanks! I found an article about using a scene of snowy landscape that seems to emulate what I was trying ...
  • Do you know which version of the software is required for what I'm trying to do? Are you asking about using the histogram while I'm setting up the shot? Well, I can spot meter anything, really. But ...
  • Hey, Jim! So, would the following test work? 1) Go out and set up for one of my typical prairie landscape shots. Make sure there's a sunlit white flower (with detail) in the shot (or insert a white ...
  • Yes, but my goal is to figure out how much headroom there is in the highlights so that I can incorporate that into the metering. E.g., if the GFX100S has 1.33 stops of headroom, then I'd open up ...
  • No. Not me. To mirror back you're sentence to YOU, "If YOU use a spot meter YOU are flashing back to 1979 and YOU miss half YOUR shots." I don't miss much at all. But you need to learn how to do ...
  • I nail my exposures quickly by spot metering and compensating for the tonality of the subject relative to a middle tone. To use matrix metering is slow and approximate.
  • Hi, Jim! On the GFX100S, do you have a idea of how much you can overexpose a scene before the highlights are unrecoverable? Let's take the example of a white cloud (spot metered with meter set to ...
  • Thanks, Jim! (1) What does this mean for ISO 100? (2) Do you avoid 400 because you're so close to 500 anyway? (3) ...
  • Hi, Jim! I truly appreciate all the work you do, and I read a lot of your stuff. It's just that I just want a bottom-line answer without having to understand all of the science and having to read ...
  • Hi! I have the Fujifilm GFX100S, and the ISO seems to be boosted at ISO 500. So, how do I choose ISO for the most dynamic range. If I'm at 400, should I still be shooting at 500? What about 320 or 200?
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