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Pattern Noise — Expose to the Right Analysis (Grill)

On the previous page, it was shown that showed that the pattern noise in dark areas limits the true dynamic range.

On this page, we explore three exposures, all at ISO 100, and all ending up at the same final exposure value (EV, histograms shown at page bottom):

In short, what is the range of working exposures, the useable dynamic range with the Canon EOS 1D X at ISO 100?

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