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Aug 08, 2013 08:01 |  #1261

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Can you expand on that a little? :confused:

You can overexpose a shot (with the intention of bringing it back down in post) in order to improve the quality of the shadow and mid detail, but obviously if you over expose too much then you risk clipping (blowing out) your highlights, so you end up losing highlight detail.


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Aug 08, 2013 08:04 |  #1262

sploo wrote in post #16190883 (external link)
You can overexpose a shot (with the intention of bringing it back down in post) in order to improve the quality of the shadow and mid detail, but obviously if you over expose too much then you risk clipping (blowing out) your highlights, so you end up losing highlight detail.

OK...got it. Seems like maybe 2/3 of a stop might be the place to start.




  
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Aug 08, 2013 08:49 |  #1263

i-G12 wrote in post #16190889 (external link)
OK...got it. Seems like maybe 2/3 of a stop might be the place to start.

For the purposes of keeping a reasonably fast shutter speed (the reason for using a high iso value) - yes. If you're using ETTR on a tripod or with a fast shutter speed/low iso anyway, then go as far as you can (without highlight clipping).


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Aug 08, 2013 12:32 |  #1264

Estimated ship date 9/23.
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Aug 08, 2013 12:33 |  #1265

You need to use your histogram. I remember reading a really good article on it once. But, I can't seem to find it right now. Here is an older article that might help you though. I'll keep looking for the other one though.

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Aug 08, 2013 12:49 |  #1266

tagnal wrote in post #16191546 (external link)
You need to use your histogram. I remember reading a really good article on it once. But, I can't seem to find it right now. Here is an older article that might help you though. I'll keep looking for the other one though.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorial​s/expose-right.shtml (external link)

Yes. Depending on the camera, you can also use the Q button and enable a warning on blown highlights (they'll flash on playback). I tend to leave it on most of the time, so I get a warning if I've "overcooked" a shot.

A 7D with the new firmware, and a 5D3 will do it. I'm not sure about other models.


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Aug 08, 2013 13:04 |  #1267

tagnal wrote in post #16191546 (external link)
You need to use your histogram. I remember reading a really good article on it once. But, I can't seem to find it right now. Here is an older article that might help you though. I'll keep looking for the other one though.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorial​s/expose-right.shtml (external link)

Good stuff. Thanks.

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Yes. Depending on the camera, you can also use the Q button and enable a warning on blown highlights (they'll flash on playback). I tend to leave it on most of the time, so I get a warning if I've "overcooked" a shot.

A 7D with the new firmware, and a 5D3 will do it. I'm not sure about other models.

Don't believe that option is available on the T4i. Just reviewing the histogram is a challenge. I guess it has to be done in LV or take a shot and then review...




  
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Aug 08, 2013 13:04 |  #1268

sploo wrote in post #16191580 (external link)
Yes. Depending on the camera, you can also use the Q button and enable a warning on blown highlights (they'll flash on playback). I tend to leave it on most of the time, so I get a warning if I've "overcooked" a shot.

A 7D with the new firmware, and a 5D3 will do it. I'm not sure about other models.

Remember that the histogram and highlight alert is based off of the JPG and not the actual RAW file. Thus, you need to set you shot settings to neutral and turn down the contrast all the way to get a closer to RAW JPG reading for those.


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Aug 08, 2013 15:45 |  #1269

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Remember that the histogram and highlight alert is based off of the JPG and not the actual RAW file. Thus, you need to set you shot settings to neutral and turn down the contrast all the way to get a closer to RAW JPG reading for those.

Yes, that's true, but it's the best we've got sadly (I think Magic Lantern has some RAW histogram functionality?)


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Aug 08, 2013 16:50 |  #1270

FAP FAP FAP...

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Aug 08, 2013 17:10 |  #1271

9/23?!
First 8/15, then 9/15, now the 23rd?!


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Aug 08, 2013 17:21 |  #1272

Actually it was originally September 13th. Personally if something is improving during the final build I'll wait another week or 3... As long as it doesn't result in a duds.....


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Aug 08, 2013 17:47 |  #1273

i-G12 wrote in post #16191616 (external link)
Don't believe that option is available on the T4i. Just reviewing the histogram is a challenge. I guess it has to be done in LV or take a shot and then review...

I can view a histogram of a shot on my T2i by viewing the photo afterwards, using the right view feature. Press the play button, then cycle through the three different view modes.

Real-time histograms would be nice, but we wont find that on an xxxD model.


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Aug 08, 2013 17:54 |  #1274

The initial testing on the 70d has me a bit dismayed. As an amateur hack, I don't want to pay $1200 for the 70D in order to have the same picture quality as my T2i. Sure, the features will enhance my ability in certain circumstances, and I desire those features, but at the moment it's not worth the $1200. I'm starting to think about a used 5Dii for just a little more money. Full frame high iso performance, better autofocusing, that cool 5D camera strap...


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Aug 08, 2013 18:44 |  #1275

medicdude wrote in post #16192355 (external link)
9/23?!
First 8/15, then 9/15, now the 23rd?!

Actually, this date is the newest post at the Canon website. Last week there was no date, just OUT OF STOCK. So this 23rd is the new delivery date for people who preorder now.

Back over at Amazon it is still the 15th. So IMHO nothing has changed.


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