P7100 - Dynamic Range & ADL

Started Aug 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to edu T, Aug 19, 2012

edu T wrote:

ADL stands for Active D-Lighting, or Nikon's implementation of in-camera DR compression by local curve tweaking (as opposed to a sensor-level process and differently from adjusting a global curve).

Here's a little presentation on the principle underlying it and also Olympus' shadow adjustment technology and Sony's dynamic range optimization: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2009/3/18/apical .

U3 is the 3rd memory slot for "User" settings. The three custom positions are quite nicely accessible on the mode dial.

ADL by design... decreases exposure time in order to supress potential highlights...then pulls up shadows as nessessary. In a shot where ADL has altered the exposure time.... you are stuck with that shot as the affects of ADL for that particular shot can not be fully reversed in post processing. Not all shots with ADL will have altered exposures...if it can achieve its results through tone mapping alone.
ADL has it's advantages and and disadvantages.

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