HDR Processingn in NEX7

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h317
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HDR Processingn in NEX7
May 8, 2012

I have always been shooting RAW with my Nikon DSLR since I got into the hobby. Recently, I got an NEX7 and decided to let the camera do the heavy lifting by shooting JPG. Here is one I shot with the in camera HDR-mid setting:

I am quite happy with the image ... except that, when I closely examined the image, there are some visible "halo" along the structure's edges. The edges of the flag pole and the trees are fine. Wondering if that has to do with the high contrast between the blue sky and the object.

I don't think that is due to the camera shake as I had taken other HDR pictures with 1/50s without any of those flaws. Just want to ask your experience of shooting HDR pictures with NEX7. Usable? Any tricks?

Thanks and appreciate your help.

Sony Alpha NEX-7
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In reply to h317, May 8, 2012

That is an awesome pic, I love it !

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In reply to h317, May 8, 2012

Yes, it's usable and hardly noticeable. Only thing I'd do to this photo is correct the obvious leans. Straighten both the left and right sides to be perpendicular to the ground.
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DuncanDovovan
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In reply to h317, May 8, 2012

I'm intrigued by the halo. If you look closely, you also see it on the ground.

The only explanation I have is that either you or the spider moved slightly. =;-)

Could you re-shoot on a tripod?

Do you have electronic 1st curtain on? Could you re-try with normal mechanical 1st curtain?

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Michael Everett
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In reply to DuncanDovovan, May 8, 2012

The spider statue is fascinating. Where is it?

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h317 wrote:

I have always been shooting RAW with my Nikon DSLR since I got into the hobby. Recently, I got an NEX7 and decided to let the camera do the heavy lifting by shooting JPG. Here is one I shot with the in camera HDR-mid setting:

I am quite happy with the image ... except that, when I closely examined the image, there are some visible "halo" along the structure's edges. The edges of the flag pole and the trees are fine. Wondering if that has to do with the high contrast between the blue sky and the object.

I don't think that is due to the camera shake as I had taken other HDR pictures with 1/50s without any of those flaws. Just want to ask your experience of shooting HDR pictures with NEX7. Usable? Any tricks?

Thanks and appreciate your help.

I question the so called 'halo'. It could be a common thing that happens in high contrasting colors and has nothing to do with the camera. An example in everday life is when you put one high contrasting color up against another, like orange and green. Your eye plays a real trick on you with halos. Sometimes if you wiggle the two colors together, they seem to move. Could it be that your pic is playing the same trick.

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Lng0004
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In reply to h317, May 8, 2012

The in-camera HDR engine is not that advanced. You will certainly get those halos when you have a high contrast setting.

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h317
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In reply to h317, May 9, 2012

The structure is right in front of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

I am not sure if the "halos" is a result of camera shake (shutter speed id 1/320s). This HDR-mid JPG was shot at 1/50s and it was much better:

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JimBobsquarepants
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In reply to Lng0004, May 9, 2012

Lng0004 wrote:

The in-camera HDR engine is not that advanced.

Wow that comment says a lot! Progress eh?

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