A snowy in flight

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Nice light on a beautiful bird. These little guys are quick.
gary

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Perfect exposure
With mirrorless getting the exposure I want is so easy, even a cave man could do it.
Some of my work is extremely exposure dependent. With film it took years, studying the zone system, to get exposure right.
With a dslr it got easier- but you really couldn't confirm exposure until after you took the shot.
With mirrorless it is so easy. I have shutterspeed and aperture set- and adjust iso on the rear control wheel. Takes seconds, and exposure is right on the money. Almost too easy.
Much more accurate than auto-iso. I don't even use auto-iso anymore.
It does take some practice, but I adjust exposure even as the bird flies in and out of the light- the blinkies in the viewfinder guide the way.
The technical challenge is gone, I could teach it to anyone in 2 hours- instead of 10 years.
gary
 
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With mirrorless getting the exposure I want is so easy, even a cave man could do it.
Some of my work is extremely exposure dependent. With film it took years, studying the zone system, to get exposure right.
With a dslr it got easier- but you really couldn't confirm exposure until after you took the shot.
With mirrorless it is so easy. I have shutterspeed and aperture set- and adjust iso on the rear control wheel. Takes seconds, and exposure is right on the money. Almost too easy.
Much more accurate than auto-iso. I don't even use auto-iso anymore.
It does take some practice, but I adjust exposure even as the bird flies in and out of the light- the blinkies in the viewfinder guide the way.
The technical challenge is gone, I could teach it to anyone in 2 hours- instead of 10 years.
gary

But even with your on the fly EV compensation, I suspect you had some play with your exposure in PP. It's all really well done.
 
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Mitch, actually for the last few months since the mirrorless workflow really clicked I do not usually do any global exposure adjustments on these files. I use capture one, and the only global adjustments are usually color adjustments. Then into photoshop. With the dslr I would usually have to add or subtract about 1/2 stop or so, really don’t have to do that anymore, unless an overall global decrease in exposure gives me a better look. I also don’t bother exposing everything to the right, maybe I still should, but I can usually get the look I want through the viewfinder. So much easier.
Gary
 
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By the way, I did a fair amount of testing to adjust exactly where blinkies/zebra show up. I set it between +105 and +109. I do adjust that based on the light. 105 if bright open sun, 109 if cloudy or shadows. I usually set it at the beginning of a shoot and don’t have to change it unless light unexpectedly gets harsh.
Gary
 
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With mirrorless getting the exposure I want is so easy, even a cave man could do it.
Some of my work is extremely exposure dependent. With film it took years, studying the zone system, to get exposure right.
With a dslr it got easier- but you really couldn't confirm exposure until after you took the shot.
With mirrorless it is so easy. I have shutterspeed and aperture set- and adjust iso on the rear control wheel. Takes seconds, and exposure is right on the money. Almost too easy.
Much more accurate than auto-iso. I don't even use auto-iso anymore.
It does take some practice, but I adjust exposure even as the bird flies in and out of the light- the blinkies in the viewfinder guide the way.
The technical challenge is gone, I could teach it to anyone in 2 hours- instead of 10 years.
gary
That's one of the reasons I hope that Nikon implements the blinkies in the viewfinder (not just in playback mode)...

Glenn
 
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Glenn, I didn’t realize nikon didn’t have blinkies in the viewfinder. It is a game changer. It can get in the way, so I have a custom button setup to turn the blinkies on and off without moving the camera away from my eye.
Gary
 

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