Dynamic Range -- what it is, what it's good for, and how much you 'need'

Started Oct 17, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Camp Freddy
Camp Freddy Senior Member • Posts: 1,699
prickely subject in FT ...for 5DII and d3 owners too

Oly users get all defensive and into avoidance. So GB can also have a call on this, here is my reply

YES a bit more DR would be appreciated in the format FT/mFT : it is apparently possible.

Why? Well noise is mentioned, also detail in the top of the quarter tones and the top of the shadows can contribute to realism in the image with depth and believable contrast, or the opposite in making an image which goes beyond what they eye would percieve at a glance.

Also being able to "push" a shot which was either under or over exposed if it is a killer frame ( some papparrazi have gone D7000 over d3 due to this ).

So you get a little more, but how often you need that is another call versus general ability and composition.

Who needs HDR would be a better title but a popcorn sport not for me.

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