D200 vs D70 Dynamic Range graph

Started Jan 30, 2006 | Discussions thread
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davexl Senior Member • Posts: 1,058
D200 vs D70 Dynamic Range graph

Here is my dynamic range test of the D200.

It turns out the D200 has pretty much the same total dynamic range as the D70, but has a very much lighter midtone and shadow curve - making more use of shadow detail. The midtone on the D200 is almost exactly mid-grey. This shows why the +0.3 EV custom curves often used with the D100/D70 are not needed with the D200.

This is also why you have to learn to expose differently with the D200 - it does shoot lighter.

Daylight (sunlight), 50mm lens focus infinity WB Pre - Aperture priority mode.

Forgive my charting skills - my D70 data was done a few years ago in 1/2 stops and my D200 was done in 1/3 stops - here are the originals:

D200 original files: http://www.pbase.com/davexl/d200range

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