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Jim Pearce

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"As I recall, Bill Claff's numbers indicate..."

Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004
Fri 09-Mar-12 11:37 PM

I know this is hard to believe, but cropping in post may cost you up to half of a stop (I'm going from memory here) of DR. The other thing to bear in mind is that if you know you're going to crop you need about 1 stop less DOF, which likely means 1 stop lower ISO (again increasing DR). Then there's the smaller file and better fps. Adding all of these advantages together, I'd suggest using the DX crop as a deliberate technique and strategy when you know you need the reach.

Jim

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A general, generic topic 800 as DX crop or not [View all] , dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 , Fri 09-Mar-12 04:37 PM
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