First, there was a passing reference in one of the chapters to "linearizing" the printer, and there's also a short discussion on this in Mastering B&W Printing by Diallo (HIGHLY recommended - I was about half way through when I saw Michael recommend it in the "Books" chapter on the video). In any event, it sounds like it precedes the creation of the printer profile - but I haven't run across this concept before. Any more info as to what this is all about?
2nd - the addition of 2 more "bits" to the 1d3 raw files adds significantly to the space available to adjust shadows. At some point increased bit depth should make ETTR largely unnecessary. At 14 are we there?
I have to say that the 6+ hours just flew - 2 thumbs up!!
A bit off topic, but I've had a 1d3 for about a week, and while the official position from Canon is that the dynamic range is basically unchanged (if I recall their white paper correctly), I'm seeing more latitude in digging detail out of the shadows and highlights. This is probably just the result of the higher bit depth - but it "looks" like better DR. I know the histogram is based on jpg, but I'm seeing that it's even less useful for predicting "true" clipping than it was with the 1d2.
I'm off to Montreal for three days, so I'll check this thread when I'm back... To those of us who are so lucky - have a great long weekend!