Just to show off the D800 Dynamic Range !

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JP Scherrer
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Just to show off the D800 Dynamic Range !
Dec 10, 2013

One shot only !!! The fantastic DR of the D800 really allows to grab details in the deepest shadows as well as in the brightest highlights !

D800 with 24-120 f/4 - 1/125s @ f/9.5 at 24.0mm - iso100

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Very nice.  Did you have to pp to arrive at this result or is this SOOC?

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SamG10 wrote:

Very nice. Did you have to pp to arrive at this result or is this SOOC?

Naaan.... indeed there was a 2 minutes Photoshop's SHADOWS & HIGHLIGHTS job ! ....but the details were there: I only had to gently pull them out !

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Thanks JP .  that Shadow and Highlight slide adjustments are amazing to bring out the best in the D800 image.

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SamG10 wrote:

Thanks JP . that Shadow and Highlight slide adjustments are amazing to bring out the best in the D800 image.

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Indeed, the king of DR, it's almost indecent what a D800 can do at base ISO.

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I have noticed that I can pull more shadow detail out of D800 jpegs, than I can out of my 5D Mark II raw files. But don't anybody go shooting jpegs on their 800, it just ain't right.

I used to almost always shoot bracketed HDR is contrasty situations with the 5D2, but I find that by comparison a single D800 raw file has as much dynamic range as a +- 1.5 stop HDR set on the 5D2. It has been liberating and saves me many hours of work on every shoot. Money well spent. Let's hear three bracketed cheers for old 800!

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Nice. My old D80 would have shown a well exposed scene in a black box here.
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rhlpetrus wrote:

Indeed, the king of DR, it's almost indecent what a D800 can do at base ISO.

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Bill T. wrote:

I have noticed that I can pull more shadow detail out of D800 jpegs, than I can out of my 5D Mark II raw files. But don't anybody go shooting jpegs on their 800, it just ain't right.

I used to almost always shoot bracketed HDR is contrasty situations with the 5D2, but I find that by comparison a single D800 raw file has as much dynamic range as a +- 1.5 stop HDR set on the 5D2. It has been liberating and saves me many hours of work on every shoot. Money well spent. Let's hear three bracketed cheers for old 800!

Even though the D800 DR is fantastic, I often find myself forced to take 5 or 7 shots bracketted, like for making spherical panoramas in a very dark church with extremely strong light entering from small windows/doors !

But, all in all, I can manage to get -almost- perfectly naturally_looking panoramas with the D800... which, although it was very good, I could never get with my D700 !

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mgblack74 wrote:

Nice. My old D80 would have shown a well exposed scene in a black box here.

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Nice. My old D80 would have shown a well exposed scene in a black box here.

...as well as many other cameras made AFTER the D80.

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olyflyer wrote:

mgblack74 wrote:

Nice. My old D80 would have shown a well exposed scene in a black box here.

...as well as many other cameras made AFTER the D80.

....and what about BEFORE the D80 ?

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Awesome!

Thanks !

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Dynamic range comparison...

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Dynamic range comparison...

Despite the fact that I don't take DxOMark's statements for granted, I feel comforted in my choice of having bought the D800 !

OTOH, I'm impressed by the D610 results !

....and, in the same range, did DxOMark made a comparison between D800 and D800-E ?

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JP Scherrer wrote:

Mr. Click wrote:

Dynamic range comparison...

Despite the fact that I don't take DxOMark's statements for granted, I feel comforted in my choice of having bought the D800 !

OTOH, I'm impressed by the D610 results !

....and, in the same range, did DxOMark made a comparison between D800 and D800-E ?--

Yes, and the 800E is very similar.  The 800E numbers are: Overall - 96, Portrait - 25.6, Landscape - 14.3, and Sports - 2979.

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