Re: Sony tells DSLR shooters they're idiots

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by nospam, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. nospam

    nospam Guest

    In article <>, Alfred
    Molon <> wrote:

    > > Nikons have measured the pattern of brightness and deduced the nature
    > > of the subject since the late 1980s. I remember establishing that the
    > > F801s could determine the correct exposure for snow but we were
    > > puzzled as to how it did it. We were told that it had a database of
    > > 45,000 pictures from which it worked.

    >
    > Very strange. Can't you just measure the light intensity and adjust the
    > exposure accordingly? Why would a database be necessary?


    meters can be fooled. analyzing the scene helps determine the optimum
    exposure (which still might not be what the photographer wants).
    nospam, Dec 7, 2012
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