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Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D Dynamic Range Example: Shadow Boost (SUV)

This page assesses real-world dynamic range in a very high contrast subject using a maximum shadow boost during raw conversion.

Dynamic range — shadow boost

Adobe Camera Raw 9.8.0.692. View ACR settings.

The RawDigger histogram shows this to be a perfect ETTR exposure.

I noticed this bright silver paint and dark shadows scene, and it struck me that it would be an excellent test for the ability of the Hasselblad X1D to capture a range of brightness similar to that often found in my outdoor shooting in the mountains.

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Variants AsShot,ShadowBoost available in full article
f12 @ 1/125 sec, ISO 100; 2017-03-01 08:21:16
Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 @ 24.6mm equiv (30mm)

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