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Re: [OM] A couple more [was Friday Flowers]

Subject: Re: [OM] A couple more [was Friday Flowers]
From: ChrisB <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 18:29:46 +0100
It’s a good shot, Moose.  -4.7, eh?  I’ll look at the over- and under-exposure 
displays in my cameras.


> On 3 Apr 2017, at 06:29, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Well, it's not been an insurmountable problem for me for many years. But it 
> still requires attention and action when taking the shot. And I believe that 
> will likely remain true for a long time. It's been around for a looong time, 
> too, with the narrow DR and unforgiving cutoff of Kodachrome and other 
> reversal films. It's certainly not new to digital, although details are 
> different.
> Browsing through the endless shots I took Friday, I see some small red 
> flowers caught in the sun, against a dark background. That fools even the 
> sophisticated ESP metering of the E-M5 II. Spot metering isn't any use, 
> either, as the flowers themselves are slender. As I'm composing @ 600 mm eq., 
> getting the spot in just the right place isn't easy; things bounce around 
> without IS and tend to jump in discrete steps with IS on.
> The first exposure, at my sunlight default of -0.7 EV, is hopelessly blown, 
> second, @ -1.3 might be usable, in a pinch, but maybe not. The choice will be 
> between -3.7 and -4.7 EV shots.
> Yup, -4.7 EV is the winner. 
> <http://zone-10.com/tope2/main.php?g2_itemId=21761 
> <http://zone-10.com/tope2/main.php?g2_itemId=21761>>
> That doesn't mean I am underexposing the flowers, but that I avoid 
> overexposing them to cater to AE's efforts to avoid making the background 
> dark. But a dark background is exactly what I saw, and wanted to capture.
> Pay that sort of attention, and red is easy to handle. The over and under 
> exposure indications in the EVF are a great help.

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