What's wrong with my 20D?

Started Sep 22, 2006 | Discussions thread
John Sheehy Forum Pro • Posts: 22,054
Re: Don't confuse dynamic range with color gamut

Victor Engel wrote:

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.

That sounds like a histogram stretch; trying to capture more DR than the camera can handle (or the output image can show), results in flat white areas for extended highlights, normal contrast for the captured/visible range, and any deep shadows all the way down to minus infinity EV are all rendered equally dark. If the extra DR is all on the shadow side, you won't notice anything different than if those deeper shadows weren't there.

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