Latest or all posts or last 15, 30, 90 or 180 days.
Upgrade the memory of your 2018 Mac mini up to 64GB

Sony RX1R: Extreme Dynamic Range (Outhouse Rainstorm Sunset)

In my review of the Sony RX1R is published an analysis of the dynamic range of the Sony RX1 under extreme lighting.

Included are the image and crops, RawDigger histogram and info, as well as the individual red/green/blue color channels, shown for noise characteristics.

The Sun Pops Out Through Driving Rain at 11,600' Elevation
Sony RX1R @ f/2, ISO 400

Markus H writes:

Whenever two cameras are compared, with one having a much larger dynamic range (at base ISO), those owning the low-DR camera often say that there is only very rarely a need for a large DR and even if there were one, opening up the shadows just creates a flat unattractive image.

Your image is a great example how such a large scene DR can be transferred into a very natural looking image while showing a lot of shadow detail. It really looks like a high dynamic range scene, one can almost feel the glow of the sun and the impending darkness with the outhouse having just the right brightness that one might perceive standing there with the reduced contrast the eye would perceive it with.

(The non-sky areas probably look a bit darker in the image than one would perceive the scene in reality but the image looks very much how a scene could have looked, with the darker areas having that twilight feeling of a very soft yet still directional lighting that one gets when the whole sky acts like a huge lightbox with a gradient.)

The image also has that nice tension between the building and 'sun' with the eye being captivated by those two poles.

DIGLLOYD: It’s also true that in expert hands there is plenty of wiggle room for further improvement: the result used here is just two adjustment during raw conversion. The image can be made to “pop” even more.

Sony RX1R with EVF and Really Right Stuff grip
(my preferred shooting configuration)
128GB Memory in iMac 5K

Up to 128GB for 2019 iMac 5K!
Up to 64GB for 2015/2017 iMac 5K

Save nearly 50% over Apple pricing
OWC Thunderblade Thunderbolt 3 SSD
Gen 2!

Blazing fast, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, 8TB.

Lloyd’s all-time favorite SSD!

√ No more slow and noisy hard drives!
B&H Deal ZoneDeals by Brand/Category/Savings
Deals expire in 9 hours unless noted. Certain deals may last longer.
$1129 SAVE $570 = 33.0% $16 FREE ITEMS Canon 18x50 IS Image Stabilized Binocular in All Other Categories
$2797 SAVE $600 = 17.0% $246 FREE ITEMS Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$2598 SAVE $600 = 18.0% Sony a7R III Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$3498 SAVE $1000 = 22.0% Sony a9 Mirrorless in Cameras: Mirrorless
$898 SAVE $100 = 10.0% $145 FREE ITEMS Sony DSC-RX100 VA in Cameras: Point and Shoot
$1349 SAVE $150 = 10.0% ZEISS 18mm f/2.8 Batis in Lenses: Mirrorless
$1169 SAVE $130 = 10.0% ZEISS 25mm f/2 Batis in Lenses: Mirrorless
$1169 SAVE $130 = 10.0% ZEISS 40mm f/2 Batis CF in Lenses: Mirrorless

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2019 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.