This, alas, is very much the case (as I had suspected) — in bucketfuls. I started today with ‘+/-‘ set to a FULL +1.0. That is crazy.
Yes, I am known to overexpose but this makes me uncomfortable STARTING at +1.0 as the base.
Plus the colors (while these that I took, today, are marginally ‘OK’) are TOO FLAT for my flamboyant tastes. That I am sure has to do with the fact that I have shot 13,000 images with Fuji in the last 80 days and Fuji is known for its vibrant colors. Does this mean I am STUCK with Fuji? That thought did cross my mind. Should I backtrack and get a Fuji X-T2 which I had convinced myself was my dream camera. The problem is the lenses. Fuji lenses suck and are too damn expensive (even for my tastes).
So … Just sharing with you.
Be interested how the Nikon P900 works out for me. It does NOT have RAW mode. So Nikon has to do a better job with the JPEGs.