Quote Originally Posted by albada View Post
Hmmm, flare will push up the shadow-area, compressing the entire image a little, so I can see why 7 stops would become 6. So Kodak's 5.77 stops in its CI-ruler is close after all. Thanks for pointing that out.
I remember Stephen pointing out that a typical scene has 7⅓ stops, and a fixed flare model used by Kodak assumes a compression worth 1⅓ of a stop. I found this CI for LER Kodak chart, posted by Stephen, informative. It shows the CIs, after factoring the fixed flare, for various SBRs, and aim LERs. Nonetheless, I think Stephen prefers a variable flare model, where the amount of flare is proportional to the scene luminance range.