Neuro wrote: Sorry, but you seem to be falling into the same trap and suffering from the same misconceptions as Mikael.
No it is about words, and what we mean.
And where is my earlier post?
HTP is nothing else than while the camera metering for 200iso the gain is smaller (around 100iso gain) and thereby we get a head room. ( I describe this as under exposure) because the camera metering after 200iso)
You get the same effect by under exposing 100iso 1 stop and later correct the raw file in the raw converter
In Jpg the camera lay a smoother contrast curve which make a smoother high light reproduction and also lift little bit in lower levels which make the noise little bit visible.
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pardon my intrusion here Mikael, but the words and concepts you are using in the above is not under question. WHat is under question is the posts where you say that the HTP causes half the number of photons to reach the sensor.
Yes Mikael, from my perspective you need to review you post on the first page where you mention this. You then say that results in half the charged electrons. That is not right. The same number of photons would be collected in the photo site irrespective if you has set HTP or not.
I hope you understand this. Afterwords, after all the photons are collected and a signal is generated, things happen resulting in what you describe in that post as "half the charged electrons"...
If you disagree with what I have written, do let me know what you disagree with.