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ETTR: Camera vs True Raw Data (Nikon D800E, Dolls)

See Understanding 'Expose to the Right' / ETTR for a discussion of exposure, as well the Push and Pull page, along with Exposure and Noise.

This page explores RAW file exposure latitude with the Nikon D800E (DX crop mode) showing the finished images, the camera information, and definitive RAW file analysis using RawDigger.

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The camera was set to AdobeRGB color space and the lowest contrast setting to afford more exposure latitude in terms of the JPEG-derived histogram.

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