EM-5 DR good, but still not good enough

Started Jun 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
WT21
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In reply to Onabeach, Jun 20, 2012

It can be done automatically, but it's likely to look like garbage. Heck, most manual HDR looks like garbage. What pp is, is making a human judgement on how something should look.

Onabeach wrote:

I think its a fallacy that the eye constantly adjusts while scanning across a scene. If I look at the blue sky, and then look down at the scenery below it, the sky doesn't suddenly turn white.

People keep saying that Raw pp is relatively easy to do and that's the solution to my WYSIWYG desire, and I agree with that. What I keep wondering about is that, at least in the blue sky goal, its a matter of lifting the shadow detail in the raw file. I assume (please correct me) that this is a basic function found in any pp software that can be done rather quickly. If its simple enough to do on a basic computer, why cant this simple computational task be included in the camera's processor? Yes, the computer is much more powerful, but its doing a whole bunch of other things besides lifting shadow detail.

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