What you need versus what you want, and what you have.

Started May 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
rwbaron
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Re: What you need versus what you want, and what you have.
In reply to ultimitsu, May 5, 2012

ultimitsu wrote:

David Hull wrote:

These scenarios tend to call for 400, 800, 1600. Now, perhaps I am old school but I have always thought that this was why they gave us an ISO dial.

they did so becasue for cameras with significant read noises need hardware amplification. but for a camera wth very low read noise and large DR in iso 100 (D800), you can indeed get away with using iso100 in shoots that would normally demand iso 800 (5D3).

I have never needed more than a couple stops to do that. That’s just me, your needs may be different but I don’t think I am alone.

Just like Bill famously did not say - "no one needs more than 640K of RAM."

You are not alone indeed, Bob is with you on this one, a quick glance of his pbase gallery reveals tons of pictures with blown highlight, often in areas you would want detail. but who are we to judge how should he enjoy his images? He loves going around saying he never saw a need for more DR than his cameras had.

Interesting comments to say the least and why didn't you address them to me specifically? Why would you bury your criticism of my work in a post to another person? You and I have had several exchanges recently that provided you with the opportunity to say this to me directly. Are you that much of a coward?

Please provide examples of the tons of pictures with blown highlight in my PBASE galleries. Certainly there are some where they're converted RAW files run through DPP and converted to JPEG for a quick posting for some reason such as to show AF performance, lens sharpness or detail but I'd like to see the tons that you refer to especially where one would want to show detail.

Have you ever had formal study in photography? My guess would be no as demonstrated but your limited understanding of it by what you espouse on these forums. I hope you know that it's considered OK to have a deep black and a pure white in a photograph. It's really up to the photographer and everything in the image doesn't have to show detail.

After you provide the examples I'll then link photos from your gallery page here (or maybe I'll start a new thread) and we'll critique those too ;).

Bob

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