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It's a wedding shot, so it counts, right?


Ok. so I butchered a shot from last weekends wedding. It happens. Camera was set for the outside shot, then we went inside and immediately jumped on the ski-ball machine. I got a proper exposed shot two frames later, but this was a great test.


Original exposure:



Lightroom cranked all the way to the right:



Quick sharpened final shot:



WOW. I'm pretty amazed. just wanted to share...



May 11, 2012 at 02:09 PM
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that is...pretty impressive.


May 11, 2012 at 02:16 PM
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I've been likewise impressed with the D800. It's DR has proved to be incredible and way beyond anything I'd had before. When I bought it I had in mind that the D700 would remain my main camera (due to file size) but I'm afraid that's no longer the case.



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May 11, 2012 at 02:22 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · D800 dynamic range (at a wedding!)


Yeah... that counts... wow


May 11, 2012 at 02:22 PM
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That's pretty awesome!


May 11, 2012 at 02:23 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · D800 dynamic range (at a wedding!)


Agree that this is impressive. How does it look color corrected?


May 11, 2012 at 02:27 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · D800 dynamic range (at a wedding!)


that is definitely impressive!

i'm more interested in seeing shots that were properly exposed that contain more dynamic range that other cameras. i know its there because i see 'mess ups' like this one recovered. in other words, what is the 'real' dynamic range on a shot that isnt a flub?



May 11, 2012 at 02:28 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · D800 dynamic range (at a wedding!)


That is insane!

Who's the guy chimping on the right?



May 11, 2012 at 02:28 PM
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canerino wrote:
that is definitely impressive!

i'm more interested in seeing shots that were properly exposed that contain more dynamic range that other cameras. i know its there because i see 'mess ups' like this one recovered. in other words, what is the 'real' dynamic range on a shot that isnt a flub?


I'll be posting some of them as I get time to edit. I'm really just digging into this wedding now, and this is the first wedding i've shot with the 800, so I don't have any real examples to show just yet.

But the file quality is really impressive. The ability to pull down the highlights is much smoother, and has a really nice clipping curve, but the shadow detail retention is amazing. I'm able to pull shadow detail out of just about anything without too much of a loss. (as you can see here.)




May 11, 2012 at 02:34 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · D800 dynamic range (at a wedding!)


Who needs high iso performance when you can just shoot low iso and extract this kinda data from underexposed shots haahhaa.


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · D800 dynamic range (at a wedding!)


This is very impressive. Thank you for sharing.


May 11, 2012 at 02:35 PM
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Wonger wrote:
Who needs high iso performance when you can just shoot low iso and extract this kinda data from underexposed shots haahhaa.


You do realize that an underexposed, then pushed shot will ALWAYS look worse than something natively shot at a higher ISO and exposed correctly - right?



May 11, 2012 at 02:38 PM
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deepbluejh wrote:
You do realize that an underexposed, then pushed shot will ALWAYS look worse than something natively shot at a higher ISO and exposed correctly - right?


I think you kinda missed the joke.



May 11, 2012 at 02:39 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · D800 dynamic range (at a wedding!)


very cool ....
even thinking about adding a D800 and a lens to my bag.....



..... and i shoot canon.



May 11, 2012 at 02:40 PM
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I have 2 D3s's and I may add a D800 next year for portrait work. Amazing camera for sure.


May 11, 2012 at 02:41 PM
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jared_irl wrote:
I think you kinda missed the joke.

No, I didn't



May 11, 2012 at 02:43 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · D800 dynamic range (at a wedding!)


wanna see something crazy?

Here's the one-shot HDR version of that shot. Notice how we went from a totally crappy exposure to an exposure that has ridiculous DR... check out the view through the windows and the hint of the square frames in the back windows







FWIW this is an absolutely EXTREME case of how I'm experimenting shooting with the D800 ... 5 stops is nuts. 1.5 - 2 stops might be crazy like a fox. Well if you miss the gentle sloping deliciousness of film in the highlights that is. If you dig that high contrast digital look then keep moving, there's nothing to see

P.S. This is a technical demonstration only... using crappy freeware HDR software on an image that was ridiculously underexposed. The point here isn't that the final result is a masterpiece (it's not) but that the information IS there and can be had.

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May 11, 2012 at 02:56 PM
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canerino wrote:
that is definitely impressive!

i'm more interested in seeing shots that were properly exposed that contain more dynamic range that other cameras. i know its there because i see 'mess ups' like this one recovered. in other words, what is the 'real' dynamic range on a shot that isnt a flub?


Also you should clarify what you mean by "properly exposed"

Certainly you've heard of "shoot to the right" which isn't necessarily a mantra involving shooting "properly exposed" ... this sensor may in fact benefit (more than any other on the market) from "shooting to the left" ... provided that it gets you mind-boggling images we can agree to call that "properly" right?

Hum... artist types using the word "properly" in conversation... tsk tsk tsk

P.S. But yeah, you should hit up Spencer... I think he can show you what you're after.



May 11, 2012 at 03:00 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · D800 dynamic range (at a wedding!)


Just amazing.


May 11, 2012 at 03:08 PM
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lisy78 wrote:
wanna see something crazy?

Here's the one-shot HDR version of that shot. Notice how we went from a totally crappy exposure to an exposure that has ridiculous DR... check out the view through the windows and the hint of the square frames in the back windows

http://www.disciascio.com/misc/fm/singlefilehdr.jpg

FWIW this is an absolutely EXTREME case of how I'm experimenting shooting with the D800 ... 5 stops is nuts. 1.5 - 2 stops might be crazy like a fox. Well if you miss the gentle sloping deliciousness of film in the highlights that is. If you dig that high contrast digital look then keep
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Ale - I can do that in LR, just by bringing down the highlight slider. I was going to do it for that shot, but left it alone for experimentation purposes. It's pretty nuts.



May 11, 2012 at 03:10 PM
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