Imagery: Auto - Large Table of Contents

EXCERPT page containing first few paragraphs. 2021-11-29 12:05:44

Exposure Settings for Adobe Camera Raw
(Camera profile not shown, Adobe Standard)

Extreme Dynamic Range: Rainstorm Sunset at ISO 400 (RX1R)

Dynamic range in the field is best evaluated with real images made under real field conditions. That is, lab tests and by-the-numbers figures can set overall expectations but generally fail to measure the subjective character of noise (e.g., pattern or crosshatch noise seen in so many Canon DSLRs; that type of noise is very hard to deal with).

The best definition of usable dynamic range is how well the image integrity holds up during raw conversion and post processing. This often means push processing as well as opening up shadow areas and retaining highlight detail, all at the same time!

Raw conversion

Shown further below is a challenging situation which during raw conversion needed the dark areas raised in brightness and the highlights held in check (0.9 push with Highlights -70).

Article continues for subscribers...

Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless is by yearly subscription. Subscribe now for about 25 cents a day ($90/year).
BEST DEAL: get full access to ALL 8 PUBLICATIONS for only 68 cents a day ($249.95)!

Diglloyd Guide to Mirrorless offers comprehensive integrated coverage of most APS-C and full frame mirrorless cameras and lenses.

Special emphasis is placed on Sony full-frame, including Sony lenses and the high performance Zeiss Batis and Zeiss Loxia lenses plus Rokinon/Samyang and others. Fujifilm X, Olympus and Panasonic M4/3, Sigma dp Merrill and dp/sd Quattro are also covered in depth. Years in the making, it offers a wealth of material for choosing and using a mirrorless camera.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away. For example, the best way to set up your Sony camera.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly with the numerous lenses available for Sony.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning—best practices and how-to and processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops.
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

Want a preview? Click on any page below to see an excerpt as well as extensive blog coverage, for example on Sony.

f/2 @ 1/50 sec handheld, ISO 400, Highlights -70, 0.9 push
Sony RX1R

diglloyd Inc. | FTC Disclosure | PRIVACY POLICY | Trademarks | Terms of Use
Contact | About Lloyd Chambers | Consulting | Photo Tours
RSS Feeds | Twitter
Copyright © 2021 diglloyd Inc, all rights reserved.