Well, actually it does, for me at least. With lots of contrast a -1 stop EC (exposure compensation) mostly prevents blown highlights, in extreme situations I went to -2 or even -3 stops. EC in low contrast scenes wouldn't be necessary, but applying this -1 stop EC theoretically produces more noise than strictly necessary, but because it's low contrast, the shadows aren't very deep so I didn't consider shadow noise objectionable up to ISO 1600 or so. Of course, the acceptability of shadow noise depends on subject matter and the photographer's tolerance to noise. I'm not very sensitive to noise.Thank you for the link Ad and for the tip about having (-)1 stop exposure. But that doesn't work all the time, does it ?