What's wrong with my 20D?

Started Sep 22, 2006 | Discussions thread
Victor Engel Forum Pro • Posts: 18,693
Don't confuse dynamic range with color gamut

suddie1215 wrote:

The fundamental problem with the two images is that the dynamic
range of the scenery exceeds what the camera's meter can handle;
hence the meter is forcing everything towards a middle grey.

Also, nothing is wrong with shooting in Adobe RGB 1998 mode. In
fact its advisable to do so since you're capturing more color
information than in sRGB mode. But the images must be converted
to sRGB for viewing in browsers or other non-color aware
applications.

If the scene has more dynamic range than the camera can capture, things won't get pushed to grey. They will be pushed to black and white -- just the opposite of what you said.

Color space has nothing to do with dynamic range. In fact, the same scene captured in aRGB and then sRGB and then subsequently converted to B&W by discarding color information should result in the identical picture.

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