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Hasselblad H6D-100C
Hasselblad HC 50mm f/3.5 II

Dynamic Range: Moonrise Over Lundy Canyon

This page looks at dynamic range.

In general, lack of raw conversion capabilities is the limiting factor with the H6D-100C: Adobe Camera Raw lacks the range in its sliders to accommodate the 15-bit dynamic range of the Hasselblad H6D-100C—see the first example with the moon. It probably ought to have some special controls for such scenarios as with a moon.

All images at up to full camera resolution.

Moonrise over Lundy Canyon

I wondered if I could capture the moon and the canyon in a single capture and yet produce a high quality image. The Hasselblad H6D-100C got the job done; while this is not a comparison, I cannot recall ever being able to capture a scene like this while retaining both detail in the moon as well as the nearly black canyon.

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f11 @ 1/10 sec, ISO 64; 2018-11-17 16:46:09
Hasselblad H6D-100C + Hasselblad HC 50mm f/3.5 II @ 33mm equiv (50mm)
ENV: Lundy Canyon, altitude 8400 ft / 2560 m, 40°F / 4°C
RAW: push 1.85 stops
single capture, moon processed separately, push1.85 plus maximum blacks and shadows and luminance

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