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Nikon D810
Hasselblad X1D

Shootout vs Nikon D810: 4-stop Underexposure + Push (Flowers)

Hasselblad X1D + Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5 <===> Nikon D810 + Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon ZF.2

Gross underexposure is obviously not the goal of any photographer except that a high dynamic range image by definition results in gross underexposure of dark areas. It is these areas that suffer the most and are thus the most limiting to image quality.

Please see the discussion in the prior comparison at base ISO. That comparison looked at the best possible results with the best possible ETTR exposure. This comparison looks at image quality when the image is underexposed by 3.5 stops and then pushed.

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