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07-14-2011, 03:34 PM - 1 Like   #1
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K-5 Dynamic Range (another dog picture)

Can't get the shot you want? shoot it underexposed! blasphemy you say, nay says I.

Image below was pulled back from the black. Only thing done to it was exposure correction (i.e. no noise reduction)

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Splendid!
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QuoteOriginally posted by nsolarz Quote
Can't get the shot you want? shoot it underexposed!
I have also found shooting uex a great thing with the K5 - gives a little more shutter speed also...



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Nice shot, good-looking pooch!

I think most digital SLR shooters have discovered the joys(?) of underexposing to ameliorate highlight clipping... it's amazing what modern sensors can do.

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Black dogs are ideal subjects to show off the K-5's impressive dynamic range. +1

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Too true! I've found the same technique to be incredibly useful, even thought it was the worst thing you could do with previous cameras! It's become quite a habit to intentionally take images that are disgustingly underexposed, just to hold all the highlights in, then crank out the shadows in post. It can still get wonky if you get too nuts with it, but that limit is far, far higher than any other camera I've used.
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So is the name ETTL (as oppose to ETTR) official? I still hold on to the K-7 but from time to time I feel a little jealous.
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Fooling around with the K5 the other night.....the next morning I was out Squirrel shooting......forgot that I had exposure set at -5EV. I was shooting Jpeg only, but was still able to pull it up fairly decent.....love the K5!




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