Dynamic Range, again Locked

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phcd Junior Member • Posts: 42
Re: Same ??

It's so easy to wander into controversy on this issue that I balk at a response, but here goes.

Blinkies are overexposed highlights. Protecting the highlights means no blinkies. The small rear screen preview is a jpeg rendition that often will not show overexposed highlights.

With lack of standardized testing, 14 stops is a stretch. (Visit http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/PDR.htm for an estimation of real world performance.)

Most of the more expensive cameras fall into the 11-12 stop range.  Midday sunlight is 13-15 stops and sunset photography can run all the way to 25 stops if you're photographing directly into the sun.  Various other situations, like canyon photography, require high dynamic range imaging.

For a starting reference on performance in different light intensities and with various media, begin here: http://dpanswers.com/content/tech_zonesystem.php.

Experience with the same camera in various situations is the key quotient for success.  Results become predictable.

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