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Faux HDR and High Dynamic Range

Tips for processing high dynamic range images..

Expose To The Right (ETTR)

Maximizing image quality, dynamic range, minimizing digital noise.

Nikon D850

The best becomes better..

Nikon D850 Image Quality

Oustanding image quality, but with some limitations..

Nikon D810

Improvements on the workhorse D800E..

Canon EOS 1D X

18 megapixel big black brick, Canon’s top of the line DSLR..

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

22 megapixel successor to the popular 5D Mark II..

Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R

50 megapixel successor to the 22 megapixel Canon 5D Mark III..

Nikon D3x 24.4-megapixel DSLR review

Includes: D3x resolution comparisons (res chart) with Nikon D3, Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, resolution comparison on outdoor shot with Nikon D3, large examples, large wildlife examples, Nikon 200mm f/2 VR on D3x, long exposure noise ISO series, D3x sensitivity on diffraction, D3x dynamic range at ISO 100 vs ISO 50, D3x vs D3 color and noise..

Noise ×4: Nikon D3x, Nikon D3, Canon 5D Mark II, & Canon 1Ds Mark III

Noise performance of early 2009’ premier digital SLRs. ISOs from 50 through 25600, dark area noise, noise reduction effects, noise versus resolution. Can more smaller pixels beat fewer large ones?.

VIO POV.HD 1080p Helmet Camera

A helmet-mountable HD video camera for sports or action or underwater..

Sony Alpha A7S II

High performance full frame 12-megapixel sensor..

Sony Alpha A7R II

Attention to details: a big upgrade over the A7R..

Sony Alpha A7R III

Attention to details: a solid upgrade over the A7R II..

Fujifilm Finepix X100

The best compact big-sensor digital camera yet?.

Ricoh GR

Razor sharp 28mm lens on APS-C sensor and outstanding usability and features..

Sony Cybershot RX1R II

Diminutive full-frame camera with 35mm f/2 fixed lens..

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1 / RX1R

Full frame camera in an ultra-compact body with or without anti-aliasing filter..

Sony DSC-RX100

Stunningly high image quality in a 20MP point and shoot tiny camera..

Olympus OM-D E-M1

A worthy upddate to the E-M5 with pro-grade build quality..

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Superb ergonomic design in a compact camera..

Leica X Vario

Leica’s 28-70mm APS-C compact camera..

Overview of Sigma Foveon Sensor cameras

Foveon X3 true-color sensor for outstanding resolution..

Sigma sd Quattro H

Mirrorless Sigma Quattro larger APS-H sensor with interchangeable lenses..

Fujifilm GFX Image Processing

Tips on getting the best results..

Fujifilm GFX Image Quality

Image quality assessments..

Hasselblad X1D

Mirrorless large format with leaf shutter lenses..

Hasselblad X1D Imaging Quality

Performance both in the field and controlled conditions..

Optimal Images from Hasselblad X1D

Tips on Getting the Best Results..

Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5

37mm equivalent..

Pentax 645Z Image Quality

High end image quality, but what about lenses?.

Rolleiflex Hy6 Mod 2 Medium Format System

Lens performance at 80 megapixels..

Mamiya DL28 medium format 28 megapixel system

The Mamiya DL28 offers the Mamiya 645 AFD III, the new Sekor AF 80mm f/2.8D lens and the Leaf Aptus-II 6 digital back. Image quality is outstanding and the DL28 should definitely be considered by anyone looking into medium format..

21mm f/2.8 Distagon

Brilliant imaging, even wide open, but with a few quirks. (Review in progress) .


Blog posts, reverse chronological

2018

2018-09-04 Sensor Technology: Might Panasonic/Fujifilm Deliver an Awesome New Organic High Dynamic Range 8K Sensor That Competes with Sony?

2018-07-25 Hasselblad PR: “Real World” Comparison: Nikon D850 with Decrepit Nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 Zoom Compared Without Format Equivalence or Validation of Basics

2017

2017-11-26 What Would the Arrival of a 100-Megapixel Fujifilm GFX and/or Hasselblad X1D Mean for the DSLR and Mirrorless Options?

2017-09-30 Nikon D850 Dynamic Range: Lower Morgan Lake Backlit Tree

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Evaluating Noise Properly

2017-08-26 Nikon D850: Natural White Balance Option, Active D-Lighting, HDR

2017-08-23 Nikon Announces the D850, Commentary + Reader Comments

2017-05-24 Update to High ISO Highlight Destruction with Hasselblad X1D Raw Files (Adobe Camera Raw 9.10.1 bug fix)

2017-04-17 Fujifilm GFX Dynamic Range: Kitchen HDR

2017-04-16 Fujifilm GFX Dynamic Range: Grant Lake

2017-04-07 Fujifilm GFX Dynamic Range Under Real Field Conditions: “Lundy Canyon Boulders and High Clouds”

2017-03-14 Optimal Exposure via ETTR Can Deliver More Noise Benefit than Medium Format vs 35mm

2017-03-13 Hasselblad X1D: Better to Use Camera ISO or Push Base ISO 100 to Equivalent Higher ISO?

2017-03-12 Hasselblad X1D: ISO 3200 Highlight Destruction in ACR vs Iridient Developer and Hasselblad Phocus (Dolls)

2017-03-11 Fujifilm GFX ISO Series from 100 to 12800

2017-03-11 UPDATED: Hasselblad X1D ISO Series from 100 to 25600

2017-02-12 Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 45/3.2 SHOOTOUT vs Nikon D810 + Zeiss 35/1.4: Flowers with 4-stop Underexposure + Push

2017-02-09 Hasselblad X1D: Dynamic Range

2017-02-09 Reader Comment: ETTR (Expose to the Right)

2017-02-07 Hasselblad X1D REVIEWED: Overview and General, ISO Series from 100 to 25600, 90/3.2 Aperture Series

2017-01-14 Medium Format Hasselblad X1D and Fujifilm GFX vs Leica S & M and Leica SL

2016

2016-08-04 Sigma sd Quattro X3I “Super Fine Detail” File Quality Dynamic Range: Fruit Bowl with Kitchen View

2016-08-02 Sigma sd Quattro Here: X3I Files Introduce Ultra High Dynamic Range (SFD) mode.

2016-01-16 More Thoughts on 4K Video + Good 4K is Better than a Movie Theatre

2016-01-03 100 Megapixels: Phase One Ships Its XF 100MP Camera System

2015

2015-10-31 Warm and Sunny Follows Cold Snow: Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon on Canon 5DS R in Lundy Canyon

2015-08-21 Sony A7R II: General Commentary

2015-08-17 Sony A7R II: Long Exposure Examples at ISO 100, Including Raw Conversion and RawDigger Exposure Info

2015-08-17 Sony A7R II: Long Exposure Noise Reduction on/off at ISO 100 @ 30 sec + Chroma Noise Reduction (Egg-Shaped Boulder)

2015-08-11 Sony A7R II: Time for Field Shooting

2015-08-10 Sony A7R II: Assessing Long Exposure Noise Reduction at ISO ~50/100/200

2015-08-09 Sony A7R II: White Balance and Tint in Adobe Camera Raw

2015-08-08 Sony A7R II: Assessing Dynamic Range on a Scene that Exceeds the Camera’s Ability

2015-07-21 Will the Leica Q Kill the Leica M?

2015-05-31 Leica M Monochrom Typ 246 In the Field: Dynamic Range

2015-04-20 Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Aperture Series: Pine Lake Peak, Last Kiss of Sunlight

2015-03-27 Emerging Features that Are Essential: Make the Camera Work for YOU

2015-03-24 Reader Comment: Olympus E-M5 Mark II High-Res Mode

2015-02-10 Not Sure Which? (Canon or Nikon) Three Years and the Choice Still Looks Clear Enough

2015-02-06 Canon’s EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R: Dynamic Range Confirmed Same as 5D Mark III, Also Noise and ISO

2014

2014-08-11 Nikon D810 Dynamic Range: Best Ever in Any Camera?

2014-07-18 Nikon D810: Real-World Dynamic Range

2014-07-18 Pentax 645z: Real-World Dynamic Range

2013

2013-11-12 Moderating and Enhancing Contrast with Adobe Camera Raw

2013-09-04 Leica X Vario: Dynamic Range Outdoors

2013-09-01 Sony RX1R: Extreme Dynamic Range (Outhouse Rainstorm Sunset)

2013-07-02 Ricoh GR Digital: Circular Ring Artifacts, 2nd Example

2013-07-01 Ricoh GR: Circular Ring Artifacts

2013-05-02 How the Nikon D800E Compares to the Canon 5D Mark III in Noise and Usable Dynamic Range

2013-05-01 Per Pixel: How the Nikon D800E Compares to the Canon 5D Mark III (update)

2013-04-30 Per Pixel: How the Nikon D800E Compares to the Canon 5D Mark III

2013-04-17 Leica M Typ 240 / M240: Dynamic Range and Metering and Push/Pull.

2012

2012-09-14 Leica M Monochrom Dynamic Range

2012-07-11 Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dynamic Range

2012-04-18 Reader Comments on D800, 5D Mark III

2009

2009-01-01 Nikon D3x dynamic range and noise

2008

2008-09-24 Canon EOS 5D Mark II comments

2008-03-16 High dynamic range with Photomatix

2008-03-15 High dynamic range

2007

2007-08-16 More thoughts on 22-megapixel Mamiya ZD

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