Quote Originally Posted by albada View Post
Converting 1.73 into stops: 1.73/0.3 = 5.75, which means that CI (at .58) assumes the scene contains 5.75 stops of luminance-range. Isn't that too low? I thought scenes contained a larger range than that, around 7 stops. It appears that CI is ignoring some of the highlights. Or did I miss something?

Mark Overton
Paging Dr. Benskin. Paging Dr. Benskin.

OK, he must be off today...

Think about lens flare and its effect on the luminance range. 7 stops in the real world will drop somewhat as the light goes through your lens on its way to the film.