Photographic Dynamic Range (PDR) is a More Useful Measure than the DxOMark Landscape Score

Started Apr 17, 2015 | Discussions thread
Detail Man
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Re: DxO Print/Landscape DR vs Photographic Dynamic Range

bclaff wrote:

Jack Hogan wrote:

So IMHO they both have their place: DxO tells you clearly which is the better sensor, which deepest shadows you can push more; PDR tells you how much of a difference it may make in (its view of) typical practice.

Great overview (which I snipped out).

Semantics perhaps ...
I disagree that DxO "tell you clearly which is the better sensor".
Perhaps I'd agree that it tells you which has the better pixel architecture.

I mean we have to say "better sensor" for what purpose.

Horshack wrote:

IMO engineering DR is still very useful because it tells the reader what the deepest shadows will look like irrespective of the SNR further up the tonal scale (what PDR provides).

If it's to take photographs I think DxO is less relevant than PDR.

As you might yourself ask, "relative to what particular concerns surrounding photograhic images ?".

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