This program opened my eyes up to how underexposed my M is in spot mode shooting a gray card and shooting a scene.
I shot the first experiment at +1/3 ex comp not even close to the ETTR wall at 4 stops more time.
My second test was of a wall with a white plastic thermostat having a gray digital panel inside the camera meter was showing the red dot at 1/15 of a sec CAMERA WAS set at +1EV. On the 5th image at 1/4 sec (1/15, 1/12, 1/8, 1/6, 1/4) the Leica histogram shows the wall (ETTR) two more CLICKS down (1/3, 1/2) at 1/2 SEC I'm just starting to see the red overexposure in Raw Digger IMAGE AND THE histogram showing in the +3-4 stop over range.
The file just before that at 1/3 second has just the slightest edge of red on the top of the plastic cover of the thermostat because of the overhead lighting.
What blows my mind is how the meter in camera would show me at 1/15th of a sec I'm at the red dot (perfect exposure) but even with +1EV but yet I still have room for 5 shutter click stops lower. Knowing the White plastic should be overexposed by 2-21/2 stops to be white RAW DIGGER is showing me I can push my images further than I ever expected.
Seriously what is my +1 EV doing? Does it even work?
I have to try this outside tomorrow with some shadows and highlights, but for sure my cameras meter (or should I say my cameras histogram) can be pushed PAST THE WALL AND STILL GET A GREAT PICTURE.
HAS ANYBODY TRIED THIS SOFTWARE AND GOTTEN SIMILAR RESULTS?