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Old Jul 15, 2010, 2:57 AM   #1
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Default First "Zone" set up...in my A-900

Hello my dear Sony/Minolta owners & fans,

Back; after a while...yesterday decided to read again the supplied user Instructions, A-900 manual...& discovered the "Zone"...photo set up...here a example!

Please, more ample /detailed explanation of what provide this "Zone" set up...will be for me extremely welcomed...

Thanks so much in advance,

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Old Jul 15, 2010, 12:02 PM   #2
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Hey Alex.

It's my understanding that the Zone settings work by shifting the histogram one way. Higher numbers should help prevent overexposure of highlights (at the expense of some shadow detail), and lower numbers (- settings) may increase Dynamic Range in the shadows (but may cause highlights to become blown earlier). IOW, the - settings are overexposing the shot a little and trying to "pull" the exposure so that most of it looks correctly exposed (which can give you better shadow detail but may cause more blown highlights), and the + settings are underexposing the shot a little and trying to "push" the exposure so that it looks correctly exposed (which can help to preserve highlights but may cause some loss Dynamic Range in the shadows, and may increase noise levels).
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