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
> 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.
> 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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