D5200 Best in Class

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
Reilly Diefenbach
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Re: D5200 has shadow banding
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An excellent question Panagiotis, and one at which I would be happy to take a swing.

Shadow pulling has become a bit of a fad with these new DSLRS with unheard of dynamic range, and it's a good capability to have.  But pulling shadows globally more than two stops or so is going to make the picture look bad in most cases.  Bad as in unreal and grungy, ruining the lighter parts of the pic as in the example with the outrigger above.  Let dark be dark and highlights be tamed but not too tame is my two cents. If there's a part of the pic you want to push that hard, use the brush and bring it up, along with some spot noise reduction.

Here's an example, taken this morning.  The camera took it all in beautifully, but the foreground was a deep black silhouette.  I brought up blacks in Lightroom by about one stop.  Anything further would have looked ridiculous, in my opinion.

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