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12-30-2015, 04:53 PM   #16
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What do you think about DR? I was using Pentax before but due to my college, I have to use either Canon or Nikon and I don't know about Pentax's DR range. For canon, I always shoot +1 over since canon have better DR for highlight.
I covered DR pretty well in the review but essentially it is amazing. I also shoot around +2/3 over with my canons but with the Pentax I am finding that I will often be shooting at -1 or -2/3's (in contrasty situations) to maintain highlight detail knowing I can recover the shadows easily.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gyroscope Quote
I covered DR pretty well in the review but essentially it is amazing. I also shoot around +2/3 over with my canons but with the Pentax I am finding that I will often be shooting at -1 or -2/3's (in contrasty situations) to maintain highlight detail knowing I can recover the shadows easily.
What do you think about noise if you shoot under?
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What do you think about noise if you shoot under?
Noise is low even for drastically recovered shadows and some good noise reduction with NIK Dfine can help with what is present.
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HDR: a little goes a long way. Subtlety is your friend.

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One feature I like is how the 645Z takes HDR. I use DNG file format and the exposures in HDR mode are combined into one DNG file for post processing - in camera. I have not used it much but I have a few test shots.
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Nice review and truly lovely images! The 645z has oodles of DR and is my overall dream camera. I can only imagine what a camera like that could do for my own photography.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sunshine7913 Quote
What do you think about noise if you shoot under?
As long as you shoot at ISO100, you'll almost never see noise, even with a 4-stop push. Unlike other cameras, the Pentax even takes shadow recovery well at higher ISO levels like 1600, instead of just revealing noisy shadows you actually get more shadow detail too.

This makes setting exposure very simple - just make sure the histogram isn't in the red and you're good.

I tried capturing this one scene with a 3-shot bracket and also equalized one shot to recover everything, the difference was surprisingly small, just a bit of graininess in the shadows visible mostly at 100% on screen. I'm not entirely sure what kind of situation would actually *require* HDR on this camera, as opposed to simply doing it for the lower noise.
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