kcbrown wrote in post #7706578
Honestly, if the dynamic range means that much and you're willing to use a tripod, then you can use HDR and eliminate these concerns entirely.
I could. However, there is a middle way, not as good as HDR, but it helps utilizing the entire dynamic range of the camera: very exact ETTR using a neutral setting incl. WB, leading to histograms and clipping indication (flashing on the LCD), which closely reflect the raw data. Thus, with multiple exposures I can get the "ideal" shot. This does not solve all of my DR problems, but it does help in many cases; thus I do utilize that 1/3 stop as well.
(I go even further by using a magenta filter sometimes; however, there is no high-quality filter like polar or UV filters are available for digital cameras, thus I don't use it often.)