>>If your exposure is accurate within +/- 2.25 stops, the >range should have you covered?< > >If I understand you correctly, to state ±2.25 stops would not >be correct because the scene could naturally be very bright >and hence for an accurate exposure the histogram would be >skewed to the right, resulting in, say, +1 stop/-3 stops >lattitude in error on the part of the photographer without >overexposing/underexposing the scene. In any event, a quick >inspection of the histogram will tell you immediately if the >image is overexposed/underexposed.
What I'm thinking was a case where medium grey is overexposed 2 stops, then 14 stops DR will give room for 7 stops below, reaching down to pure black. The 14.5 stops gives you 2.25 stops leeway above and below the grey scale. > >>Initially I was thinking in terms of an incident meter >exposure where zone V would be exposed for zone V and all the >other zones would fall within the latitude. > >About the sum total of my knoweldge of the zone system is that >it was devised by Ansel Adams. You've lost me. No need to >explain though, as I am not about to adopt that system.
LOL, I understand, but when you expose to the right to preserve highlights while maximizing shadow detail, you are using the zone system ala digital age.
Scott Chapin Powder Springs, GA, USA Nikonians Team Member