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12-09-2010, 09:20 PM   #1
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645d hdr?

I am using full frame 35mm DSLRs, and have only had limited sucess with HDR, using Photomatix Pro. From the 645D spec sheet :

"In-camera HDR image capture
An in-camera HDR image capture function blends 3 consecutive frames of varying exposures into a single, perfectly blended image, maximizing detail within all tonal ranges."
Anyone try it? All the reviews I have read, never even mentioned this function, let alone test it out. Sounds too good to be true.
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Dave

12-10-2010, 03:35 AM   #2
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JPEG only I'd guess. Just like the K-series with in-camera HDR.
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It is JPEG only and there is limited control. I commend Pentax for building a function like this into their cameras to push the envelope with digital imaging, but it's a bit of a limited interest function for now, for my work. I have used HDR extensively for many years, but I will continue to do it all with various software on a computer. So far it's the only way to get the qualities I'm after by using the technique, and that remains true with the 645D.

I would liken it to the difference between shooting a Polaroid vs. shooting a negative and developing it yourself in the darkroom. Some people may like what they get out of a Polaroid process, but it's not for me...
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I've tried it on 645d - it is esentually the same as in k-7 or k-5. It takes three shots and lets you to set how strong effect should be, or you can choose auto. The strongest effect is not suitable at all I think.

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Thanks. The fact it is for JPG only eliminates it for me.
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