S3 Dynamic range, in the field

Started Dec 28, 2004 | Discussions thread
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Dirk Vermeirre Forum Pro • Posts: 10,232
S3 Dynamic range, in the field

Slept only 3 hours but it was worth to steal several sleeping hours. I become more and more enthousiast about my S3 and think that my S2 will take dust. As Robert M. mentioned in my b&w post the gradation is much richer then before. We call that soft but I think that the digital world caused that we got used to images where the tonality was to poor, to compressed and the contrast to high. Maybe we have to learn to get used to the richdom of wide tonality in images. I’m stunned by seeing how rich these original images are and how much information there is. The DR really works, I’ve made enough images with my S2 to see immediately that many of the pictures below would have turned out badly with another digital camera. For example the sun is hitting the head of the sheap and in de shadow behind, in the neck, all detail is available. All images shot in JPG 12 MP. Many would have need a lot of work via a Raw file and even then finding the right balance to keep it natural would be a almost impossible. I absolutely love the S3.

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With very kind regards,


'Equipment is not the issue. It's all about vision.'


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