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02-19-2014, 04:08 AM - 1 Like   #1
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K-30 and pulling shadows

I will just leave it here.

I am really impressed with how much I was able to pull out of this kind of shot.
This is just such a classic example of when one should use blending, but a single shot was sufficient.


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K-30 has great range in the low end. In fact, I typically underexpose by a stop knowing that I have a much better chance of recovering detail from darker areas than brighter areas.
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K-30 has great range in the low end. In fact, I typically underexpose by a stop knowing that I have a much better chance of recovering detail from darker areas than brighter areas.
Yes it is very good. The sony sensors really pushed the boundry when it comes to shadow noise and overall signal levels. I don't know how many stops I pulled here, but I think it's got to be more than 4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sumx4182 Quote
K-30 has great range in the low end. In fact, I typically underexpose by a stop knowing that I have a much better chance of recovering detail from darker areas than brighter areas.
I started to under expose too! Over exposured areas rarely contain anything useful. And you rarely get clipping in dark areas.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rrstuff Quote
Yes it is very good. The sony sensors really pushed the boundry when it comes to shadow noise and overall signal levels. I don't know how many stops I pulled here, but I think it's got to be more than 4.
I belive so, 4 stops
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Well, the sensor is described as "near" ISO-less. So underexposing exacts a very minor penalty - but a loss nonetheless. As we always learned, exposing just short of blowing the brightest highlights will yield a cleaner image than underexposing. Bottom line, you can worry far less about nailing your exposure than was the case just a few years ago.
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