Gregg.Siam wrote in post #16444584
For me it's overrated. Double what we currently have and I will be excited.
Who cares about shadows? I really fail to see any reason why I would care about shadows. Does anyone go to a gallery and say "damn, those are some nice shadows?" Shadows are dark because.... they are meant to be shadows. Most modern day cameras can easily recover from a 2-3 stop under exposed image already. I had one I exposed incorrectly for the bright back ground, making the girl invisibly black, and I was able to recover her like it was shot correctly.
If you need 3 more stops DR, run Magic Lantern.
I do see some landscape guys saying better DR lets them use a different ND filter, which I can understand, but it's not that game changing in my opinion.
It's not about "shadows" as in an object casting a shadow, it's about raising up the darker parts of an image if your scene has a high DR.
Right now I've been doing 95% sunset / night time urban timelapse photography.
In almost every shot I see the shadow banding / noise issue and wish I had more DR as well.
DR and shadows are a huge deal to me.
Understandably if you don't don't do either of these things (which lots of people probably don't) you probably won't care. But if you do, it really really makes a huge difference.
Those extra stops and cleaner shadows the Sony sensors get DO make a difference. For anyone that says it doesn't matter, go shoot into a bright sunset and try to expose for a dim foreground / subject, and then blow up the results. Or shoot dark skies and enjoy the canon noise machine.
Of course most of the times you can get a "useable" result, but it could be SO much better (Sony sensor!). And sometimes, it does become unuseable.
I get it, probably 5% of people actually use it, but for those 5% it actually makes a huge difference.
I use a 5D3 and 6D. While they still amaze me technologically (I mean, compare this to 5 years ago!), when you see the results of the Sony sensors you can't help but be a bit disappointed. I'm mostly shooting at ISO 100 - 400 and the shadow noise is really annoying.