Canon SL2: Prolost Flat w/Underexposure vs Prolost Flat w/Highlight Tone Priority (Outdoor)

Canon SL2: This time I placed my camera outside my house of course. There will be less shadow but more clipping in the highlights. Let’s see how well Highlight Tone Priority does. 🙂 What I learned: Prolost Flat: 100 iso;…

Canon SL2: Prolost Flat w/Underexposure vs Prolost Flat w/Highlight Tone Priority (Outdoor)

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Canon SL2: This time I placed my camera outside my house of course. There will be less shadow but more clipping in the highlights. Let’s see how well Highlight Tone Priority does. 🙂

What I learned:
Prolost Flat: 100 iso; f8.0; 50th; EV@0: This is the control shot/clip used to compare the other clips to each other. The highlights in this shot is clipping, blown out white, while it retained the colors of the plants. The shadows had very low visible noise which is expected for a shot outside.

Prolost Flat: 100 iso; f11.0; 50th; EV@-1: This clip was underexposed to retain the highlight information, but clearly dropped the foreground exposure. After bringing the exposure back up, the shot introduced more noise in the shadows. I also noticed that the plants lost more color compared to the (Prolost Flat: 100 iso; f8.0; 50th; EV@0) shot.

Prolost Flat (HTP): 200 iso; f11; 50th; EV@0: With Prolost Flat, I enabled Highlight Tone Priority to the camera. This setting kept the highlight information, as you can see from the branches on the tree, but there’s also more noise in the shadow compared to (Prolost Flat: 100 iso; f8.0; 50th; EV@0). Compared to (Prolost Flat: 100 iso; f11.0; 50th; EV@-1), there’s less noise.
I have also noticed that there was slightly less color to the plants compared to (Prolost Flat: 100 iso; f8.0; 50th; EV@0), but more color than (Prolost Flat: 100 iso; f11.0; 50th; EV@-1).

Prolost Flat (HTP): 200 iso; f16; 50th; EV@-1: (In short, don’t ever use this setting) This setting loses color and has more noise than the rest.

Recommendation: Use HTP in more brighter scenes that’s uncontrollable. If the scene is controllable, just turn it off.

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