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07-23-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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Dynamic range of k200d

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I wonder if anybody knows what exactly that D-Range 200% does?
I made a few shots with and without it and couldn't see any visible difference.
Thank you very much,
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That would make 2 of us.
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What it appears to do is allow Pentax another feature to list on their website. Seriously, I have not been able to detect a difference in a few sample shots either.

Maybe I just haven't taken them in the right situation for it to really be evident in the results. It wasn't one of the features that I considered in purchasing thankfully, but I had hoped it would do something, anything at least so that I might find it a useful feature from time to time.
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Actually there is a difference. But it is so miserable, it's hard to see it... 1 EV is nothing, especially in terms of in-camera JPG.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sinus007 Quote
Hi,
I wonder if anybody knows what exactly that D-Range 200% does?
I made a few shots with and without it and couldn't see any visible difference.
Thank you very much,
AK
My conclusion at the moment is that the extended dynamic range feature does something, but not much. But there's been a lot of discussion of this topic here. Here's the fairly recent thread that I would recommend you take a look at:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/26494-k20d-expande...mic+range+K20D

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It does open up the shadows somewhat. But, if the shadows are completely black, then nothing will bring'em back.
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I saw the thread about D-Range on k20D but I'm interested in k200D. Later I realized that they share a lot of electronics and this feature should be the same in both.
I'll try to experiment more to get some visible difference; will post it.
thanks everybody for contributing.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sinus007 Quote
I saw the thread about D-Range on k20D but I'm interested in k200D. Later I realized that they share a lot of electronics and this feature should be the same in both.
I'll try to experiment more to get some visible difference; will post it.
thanks everybody for contributing.
Yes, I assume that the feature works pretty much the same way on both cameras. And I also assume that, if it doesn't do much on the K20D (and it doesn't), then it ain't going to do much on the K200D, either. But as we noted in that other thread, it's hard to get solid info about this feature, and both assumptions could be wrong.

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i like it.

it reduces blow-out more effectively than bringing out the shadow details. But that may have something to do with this article..

Expose Right

I used this feature on my K20d for sun-lit photos...
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I wonder how this feature works on the snow. Have to wait a few months to find.
Thanks everybody - now I understand it brings highlights and improves color. I'm refeering to the pictures of the white flower, red toy wagon and shot in the church from that long thread (sorry don't remember names of the posters)
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I thought the consensus was that this setting did not do anything but increase the exposure. Unless you are shooting JPG.
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Hi,

I have noticed that the sky (partly clouded) does get rendered nicer and contains more detail. When using PEF or DNG this can be more visible after adding highlight compression.
For outdoor shots I prefer to use the 200% dynamic compression.
Could be my personal subjective interpretation but it does seem to make outdoor shots more interesting.

Jan Rinze.
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