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Outdoor shooting often involves high dynamic range subjects for which opening up shadows is desirable, so “dirty” blacks and pattern noise are anathema.
For example, my Tioga Lake and Mt Dana shot required a massive adjustment to shadow areas that I am certain would have been a difficult mess with the Canon 5D Mark III, but was just a little grainy from the Nikon D800E.
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