Thread: Dynamic Range... two different tests

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Simon View Post
    It's not a question of good or bad, it's a question of good or better.

    We want better. You should, too.

    Pushing for more dynamic range alone isn't "better"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Simon View Post
    I think it does. I've seen shots comparing the BMCC at 12 stops and the BMPCC at 13, and you can definitely see more into the shadows in the pocket.

    For a wedding filmmaker who's constantly shooting without enough light, seeing more detail in the shadows is very welcome.
    Yes, when dealing with natural light, it does matter. But the assumption here was controlled lighting. Also note that seeing deep into the shadows is more a video thing, and usually not associated with film aesthetics. One of the of the first studio HD features ("Collateral") was notable for photographing LA at night, in a way film never had, "darkness visible". But it didn't really catch on.

    Most people complain about highlight roll-off, in digital cameras.
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    Synamic range is nice to have, but I also think highlight roll off is more important in a good camera than its ability to "see into the dark" shadows. When you shoot, you can expose to make a choice of weather to have highlight detail or shadow detail. How rh camera hadels the roll off from highlights is more important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Smith View Post
    Synamic range is nice to have, but I also think highlight roll off is more important in a good camera than its ability to "see into the dark" shadows. When you shoot, you can expose to make a choice of weather to have highlight detail or shadow detail. How rh camera hadels the roll off from highlights is more important.
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    Highlight roll-off is a product of dynamic range. The highlight range on the UM46 is entirely dependent on how well the sensor sees into the dark. That's why at the "native" ISO the sensor is underexposed by 3+ EV. Without that sensor's shadow range at its actual unity ISO, you wouldn't even be able to think of having any real highlight roll-off without a decent amount of noise in the midtones and shadows.
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