We are doing those test as I type Plastic. Hope you and the family are doing well.
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I also find the shutter lag when using LS to be borderline unacceptable so I only use it either on a tripod or when I need to cut down ambient light. Any speed boost in this area would be most welcome!
That would be some trick, if a firmware update could make the XF smaller! All I hope is for LS latency to be a little bit closer to FPS latencyIt's not going to turn this into some other (smaller, lighter, faster) camera, but if you own an XF, you will be pleased with the improvement.
How can they burn if the information is already in the capture? Won't the highlights always be recoverable? Maybe you will be able to still dial in exposure compensation on top of ETTR? If done well, this should be a fool proof way of metering for most situations. P1 are pretty good at dialing in the settings, so I'm sure they will make it so that you can either set what percentage can be overexposed, or make it so that it always has a threshold of 1 or 2% for specular highlights.I am not so enthusiastic about ETTR function for 2 reasons:
1) how will the automatism understand if a high light is a specular one or not?
2) using a wide angle lens like the 23 or the 32 as the IQ4 can't count the LCC profile to compensate the light fall-off that will be used in C1 there is no way for the automatism to take in count the effect on the exposition of the darkened part of the image specially if a significant shift is applied.
The darkened part will be corrected in C1 and they will become significantly lighter and for this reason the will possibly burn!
I still think that my brain an my experience works much better than any automatic system specially with a camera like the XT which I always use on a tripod not to make reportage!
ETTR is only available via live view on XT.