5D3 vs D800 - highlight vs shadow recovery

Started Apr 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
KW Phua
KW Phua Forum Member • Posts: 81
Re: No such thing

ultimitsu wrote:

Horshack wrote:

Highlight headroom is a function of how the camera meters middle relative to saturation. So there's no such thing as one camera/sensor having better highlight recovery than an other; it's just a metering preference built into the cameras' firmware. Once you've calibrated your camera's meter relative to saturation/clipping (including the use of UniWB for ultimate precision) you can expose to derive the full DR of the sensor. Total "headroom" of shadows, midtones, and highlights is just total DR and you can look to DxoMark to establish what those differences are.

clearly you did not read the link provided by gigamel, it clearly shows D800 is better at high light recovery. the way it is done is shoot the same scene with both cameras at the same setting which resulted in more or less similarly over-exposed images, then recovered in lightroom. check the results for yourself

That link did not indicate the histogram and Lightromm setting before and after

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