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View Poll Results: K2-D users - Do you use D-Range?
I never/rarely use D-Range 9462.25%
I sometimes use D-Range 3019.87%
I always/mostly use D-Range 2717.88%
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06-05-2009, 08:10 AM   #1
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Poll - K20D users - do you use D-Range?

If you are a K20D user, do you use the D-Range option? I have alternated between using ISO 100 and ISO 200 + D-Range.

When I switch to higher ISO, I tend to leave D-Range activated or not, as I switch ISO with the 'OK' button.

06-05-2009, 09:30 AM   #2
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I've doen some test shots with D-range as was not the impressed, What's it like on the higher ISO's?
06-05-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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I don't find the extra DR to be all that useful when balanced against the increase in noise, so I use it rarely, if at all.
06-05-2009, 08:38 PM   #4
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Just havent found a good use for it as yet or why it's there.

06-05-2009, 09:31 PM   #5
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I use it all the time, when I'm shooting JPEG.
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I've tried it several times and have never seen anything other than increased noise. Am I missing something?
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I use it all the time too, but notice that my images suffer from excessive noise and usually I don't blow highlights too much. It's probably more useful if I were shooting JPG, but I shoot RAW so...

Going to try switching it off again.
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I am bothered by the noise issue and don't feel like it adds that much to my photos.

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I only shoot RAW and as I understand it, it is a JPEG feature...
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Rarely - I too shoot RAW.
If I wanted a better capture of dynamic range, I'd go for HDR.
01-15-2010, 01:35 PM   #11
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Too much shadow noise, even at low ISOs. Nice idea, but poor implementation IMHO.
01-15-2010, 02:40 PM   #12
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I agree on "too much shadow noise". I used D-Range when the K20D was new to me, then quit.
01-15-2010, 02:46 PM   #13
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Shoot RAW - you can do whatever you want in RAW.

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Whats dynamic range
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
Whats dynamic range
It is signal/noise ratio.
(and not what's DPReview talking about)
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