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02-20-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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HDR on K10D?

After another go round with the owners manual for my K10D I remembered the HDR option and tried it on a recent trip to the mountains. Can someone please show me the error of my ways. I am setting the camera as suggested, taking the set number of frames with the different exposure values. Am I wrong that the manual says that only 1 pic will be saved(a compilation of all frames) because it definitely did not. I didnt lose anything but I got way more files saved than I was expecting. Thanks Rod

02-20-2012, 08:45 PM   #2
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If there is an HDR option on the K10d, it's a digital filter look on jpeg images and has little to do 'real' HDR. The K7 was the first DSLR to do HDR in camera.
02-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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The K10D doesn't have that function, looks to me you bracket your photo.
At home you can use those photos and combine them to a HDR, this is actually the way to do it since you have full controll over it.
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You may be confusing exposure bracketing with multi exposure. As Anvh said bracketing does give you better control, and better results than a built-in HDR function. You just need a program like photomatix to combine your shots. Here's a sloppy try with my old k10.

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02-21-2012, 12:00 AM   #5
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I used a total of 12 exposures to make this panorama of 4 HDR photos with a K10 in 2009. Each photo was 3 bracketed exposures merged to HDR in Photoshop. I then combines the 4 HDRs with Photoshop to make the panorama. I used the K10 bracketing function and a "Panosarus" head on my tripod. At 300PPI, this is 12 x 26 inches. Taken at the Elizabethan Garden on Manteo Island, NC.
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02-22-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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I've done it on my K10D. The camera is used to take 3 or 5 bracketed pictures (-2, -1, 0, +1, +2) and then you need an external program to combine them. I use my Photoshop Elements 8 which has a way very basic ability to "photomerge exposure". It gives OK results but doesn't allow the artistic variability of the dedicated programs. (I'm not yet a big fan of HDR so PSE*'s ability is adequate for my purposes)

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