So I am a bit confused. If you are shooting RAW, does it matter what the ADL setting is? Does the camera still adjust exposure level if ADL is on? I thought I've read that at least some RAW converters (like Capture NX) were smart enough to notice that ADL was on and layer on adjustments to the RAW file.
My impression was that a RAW file was more or less the straight data from the sensor that could be endlessly altered afterward without losing the original. I guess I'm asking what the additions/modifications the camera makes to the RAW file compared what happens in post proc. I know that if I adjust white balance settings in the camera while shooting RAW, the pics look different from each other when I import them to my computer. I can then make them look the same again by playing with settings in PP.
So I suppose my point is if you're shooting RAW, does it hurt to have ADL on? It might give a decent starting point for adjusting the RAW file, and if not, it can be totally undone.