Do not be discouraged with digital camera dynamic range versus film camera performance. Whilst film does have a better dynamic range, this difference can be drastically minimized with PP as I mention above. The other advantages in digital cameras easily out-perform film. e.g. Instant images without the need for expensive processing, High ISO performance without having to use a grainy film etc.
The purpose of this thread is for us to understand the limitations and explore ways to get the very best from our digital cameras.
As I mentioned before, most of the discusion we have had on here is using only one of the exposure methods available to us - spot metering. I tend to use esp metering as my main method. There is also centre weighted metering.