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Is the dynamic range of the D800 really as good as they have made it to be?

KHR

LaSalle, CA
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KHR Gold Member Nikonian since 04th Jan 2009
Thu 19-Dec-13 09:49 PM

I have heard that the dynamic range of this camera is great, that you can't make a bad exposure with this camera and read in many different places that (forgive me if I'm not says this right) that DXO says it's testing showed a dynamic range of 14 EV.

I recently purchased the new Sekonic L478DR and used the DTS software to find the dynamic range of the camera and calibrate my meter to my camera. Now the resulting dynamic range came up at 6.7 EV (give or take the little bit of leeway they give you for a safety margin on both ends of the scale). That's not anywhere close to what I was expecting.

Please forgive if I'm getting this all wrong. I have too many hobbies and trying to keep up with all of them is a constant challenge, I'm always up for a challenge!

Kelly


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