My review as an amateur user of the Nikon D800

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straitouttahell Contributing Member • Posts: 526
Re: My review as an amateur user of the Nikon D800

Andreascy wrote:

straitouttahell wrote:

It's interesting that both you and the OP write about "high light recovery". With the "new" Nikon/Sony sensors, I find it easier to just underexpose and then recover the shadows. It's incredibile how much you can pull up from the shadows with little penalty of noise and colour loss.

Am I missing something?

The Fuji S5 real power is on highlights. You can overexposure an image and then is amazing how much you can recover back even comparing with newer sensor.

see my test in previous topic

I remember reading that post.

The results are interesting indeed, but I don't understand why I would bother to recover the highlights when I could underexpose by 2 or 3 stops and recover the shadows. The D610 is pretty good at it, as is the D800.

It's not a provocation, just plain curiosity.

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