Dynamic Range: D5100/D7000

Started May 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 24,796
In two words: a lot! With examples.

drwho9437 wrote:

For those of you who use similar techniques I am curious how much of an improvment you feel you get with a D5100 or D7000 compared with your old DSLR.

Coming from a D80, it's just amazing the potential for recovery that the D7k's files have. I was checking MM behavior for another thread and shot a cityscape in two ways.

1- Focus point in darkest areas of image, sky blown by about 1.3 stop:

2- Focus point on brightest cloud, foreground underexposed by about 1.7 stop:

3- Now first with HLs recovery in CNX2:

4- Second with LLs recovery in CNX2:

Now, I also shot same scene with D80, that gave about 1/3 stop brighter exposure in both situations (D7k has a better MM system), and tried to recover the darker image, here are the details from both at 100% res of D80, I don't need to tell you which is which. Observe that the D80's image needed 1/3 stop less of recovery. All are at ISO100.



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