[LRflex] Re: Playing with spot metering

Some of my "digital" friends have mentioned certain cameras/ software that is 
capable of merging a fairly large number of images, taken at different 
exposures, that can solve this problem of extreme contrast. I've seen the 
results and they are truly impressive.
Being a confirmed Luddite (still), i have to rely on alchemy and black magic to 
do much about excessive contrast. 

BTW, I almost always use a one-degree spotmeter, with B&W, and I find this tool 
very very helpful.
Cheers
Dave




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From: "walter.kramer@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <walter.kramer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Mon, January 24, 2011 6:25:42 PM
Subject: [LRflex] Re: Playing with spot metering

Thanks Dave,
I can't see a good way to crop this so i think zoom, getting close and 
re-composing would have been the solution.  There does not appear to be an= y
detail at all in that area bottom left.  There may well be further 
opportunities in future to play with this kind of lighting.

I relied on the camera metering however some may know that the Digilux 3 has a 
strange quality in that it meters differently depending on whether you deploy 
the live view or take the shot looking through the viewfinder.

Thanks for your comments.

Walter



On Tue Jan 25 0:56 , David Simms sent:

The metering on the f= ace was bang-on but the lighting was so extreme that
there 
is a large area of empty shadow, in the lower left, nearly 1/4 of the picture 
area.
The photograph is dramatic but I think it comes at the expense of too much loss 
of detail. Maybe zooming in or cropping would that.
I know that, on film, this would be a tough one to print. It would surely
require some heroic burning and dodging, especially on 35mm where most of us 
would be reluctant to subject the rest of the roll to something like N-2
development.
Dave




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From: Walter Kramer <walter.kramer@xxxxxxxxxxxx[1]&g= t;
To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx[2]
Sent: Mon, January 24, 2011 4:26:04 AM
Subject: [LRflex] Re: Playing with spot metering

Xavier,

The metering of the Digilux set to spot using the kit lens, 14-50 
f/2.8-3.5. Auto program, aperture at 5.6 and shutter 1/100.

Walter

On 24/01/11 23:16, Bille Xavier F. wrote:
>Hi Walter,
>
>Have you been using the spot metering of the digilux or a third party 
>equipment 
>??
>
>Quite interesting as the light was harsh.
>
>Cheers
>
>---------------------------------
>
>Xavier F. BILLE
>
>Maisons-Alfort - France.
>
>
>
>
>>Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:06:20 +1100
>>From: walter.kramer@xxxxxxxxxxxx[3]
>>To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx[4]; val= m@xxxxxxxxxxxx[5]
>>Subject: [LRflex] Playing with spot metering
>>
>>Slightly unusual natural light conditions in the rear courtyard of= the
>>local.
>>
>>http://www.flickr.com/photos/25126059@N02/5383584223/in/photostream/lightbox/[6]
>>
>>Digilux 3, 14-50mm
>>
>>-- 
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