Can we have too much Dynamic Range?

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Lightpath48
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Tonality of color neg film?
In reply to meland, 5 months ago

When my son-in-law bought his Nikon D5100 I immediately saw what looked like "duller" images than those from my D5000. I later found out that his camera's sensor had superior DR, and with a little PP, those images were significantly better. My little Fuji X10's DR400 images tend to look flatter than its DR100 images by quite a bit. But again, they perk up with PP, yet without the clipped highlights of DR100 shooting. This makes me wonder whether the ever higher DR characteristics of digital sensors may one day bring them into the realm of color negative film tonal characteristics. I've been missing them over the past fifteen years, since leaving film and going digital.

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