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Nikon D850 monochrome
Nikon D850 monochrome

Blending Frames for Low Noise, Dynamic Range (Twenty Lakes Basin View To Mt Conness Eastern Ridge)

This page looks at using exposure bracketing with the goal of blending frames for reducing noise and extending dynamic range, as applied in black and white from images taken on the Nikon D850 monochrome.

Anyone having gone to the trouble of shooting an exotic camera like a Nikon D850 monochrome will presumably want to get the very best from it—and as good as it is in a single shot with terrific dynamic range, it can be spectacular with some additional effort, as shown here.

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Variants Blended,SingleFrame available in full article
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f8 @ 0.8 sec electronic shutter, ISO 31; 2019-09-26 18:07:25
NIKON D850 monochrome + Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4 + filter B+W Dark Red 091
ENV: Twenty Lakes Basin, altitude 10350 ft / 3155 m, 53°F / 11°C
RAW: USM{12,50,0}

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