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Arkayem

Richmond Hill, GA (Savannah), US
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Wed 18-Apr-12 08:49 PM | edited Wed 18-Apr-12 10:32 PM by Arkayem

I haven't seen any reviews about the HDR feature that is in the D800, so I went out and took a few shots today comparing RAW and HDR.

HDR images are formed by the camera by taking two shots in rapid succession and combining them to make a single image. It seems to work extremely well. I like the HDR images better than the RAW images in every case. The original images are discarded.

HDR requires you to shoot jpegs, so I was using Large Fine jpegs with quality priority compression. That results in jpegs that are about 24MB each. 14 bit RAW with lossless compression makes 45MB images.

I took most of the test images on a tripod using Live View, but I was quite amazed to find that it also works very well handheld.

I have attached a few of the shots after this post.

Here is a link to my SmugMug gallery. You can view the original there if you want to marvel at the incredible detail this camera can capture!
http://www.russmacdonaldphotos.com/Smugmug-Site-Galleries/D800-built-in-HDR/

Russ
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Russell MacDonald Photography
Nikon CLS Practical Guide

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HDR on tripod


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RAW on tripod


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RAW on tripod


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HDR on tripod


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HDR handheld
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