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Confused by a paragraph in the classic photography book Understanding Exposure explaining the limits of today's camera meters

The phrase "backlight and contrast" basically means the classic silhouette situation which would be tonal contrast. But it's more that the meter doesn't know which tonality matters more to ...
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Confused by a paragraph in the classic photography book Understanding Exposure explaining the limits of today's camera meters

The meter isn't "confused"; it measures what it measures. What's confusing is that the meter might not (and often doesn't) measure what we think is important in the photograph. The key to ...
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Why can't auto ISO be applied after the image was taken?

Because ISO adjustment changes the gain applied to the analog sensor signal before digitization. Whether that results in better performance vs. a brightness adjustment after digitization is not ...
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Why can't auto ISO be applied after the image was taken?

In fact, ISO (auto or otherwise) is applied to the sensor readout after the image is taken; but the camera has no way to review the image to determine the exposure is correct (and what is correct ...
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Why is exposure meter reading not changing in Manual mode?

The solution is the error of being in "P" mode, but you also have to correct that in the menu settings -it's not just the physical dial on top of the camera. Meaning, in the menu, change ...
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