Can we have too much Dynamic Range?

Started May 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Bill Robb Senior Member • Posts: 3,332
Re: Can we have too much Dynamic Range?
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meland wrote:

Not wishing to be provocative since virtually everyone seems to think more DR is better, but can we have too much Dynamic Range? Can a sensor with a greater DR produce end up producing results that look 'flat' without post processing?

After all many photographers, especially landscape photographers, used to prefer certain films like Fuji Velvia and that had a quite limited DR.

Opinions?

You can't have too much, but you can have more than you need. Sometime take your camera out and spot meter a few scenes to see what the DR of them actually is. You might surprise yourself at how short the dynamic range of most scenes actually is.

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