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Apr 17, 2012 19:50 |  #1

Hi everyone. I'm looking for thoughts and experiences here.

Our camera club had an outing so shoot some falls in the Hamilton/Burlington area in Ontario. I figured I'd try out the HDR settings in the many options it offers. I had set it to combine the output into one-file (first mistake). It also wrote the HDR in JPG as per the manual's indication which I hadn't read that part. My SD was set for high quality JPG while my CF was set to high quality RAW. Both are 32GB with the SD being a Class 10. No problems with the cards (just giving the info.

I used a tripod and tried things in various speed and f/stops.

So here is what I would like to know from the more experienced users.


  1. What settings do you recommend to shoot HDR?
  2. Do you prefer to PP the HDR? Is it better?
  3. What settings do you recommend for multi-exposure?
  4. Do you prefer to PP the multi-exposure? Is it better?

Thanks everyone. I hope I have not repeated an already existing thread.

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Apr 18, 2012 19:40 |  #2

What, no help? OK, I will go back and RTFM :)


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Apr 18, 2012 20:23 |  #3

SilversurferC6 wrote in post #14289331 (external link)
What, no help? OK, I will go back and RTFM :)

I have only just begun playing with it. I'm hoping to start playing with the HDR settings more in the coming days though. So that said, the one thing that I've noticed is that my test shot's seem to be a step or so underexposed on the mid tones, where as things that are brighter seem fine. Again though, I need to really test it and play with it.


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Apr 18, 2012 20:29 |  #4

SilversurferC6 wrote in post #14289331 (external link)
What, no help? OK, I will go back and RTFM :)


bw!

You need to play with the settings until you find something you like. It's really hard to say any universal setting works... I've been playing with HDR lately in camera of course, and it's kinda OK. I would say use a ND filter...

The bottom image was -+EV3... In a way I like it, in a way I hate it.
Top image, is not HDR, but a few DPP slider adjustments..

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Apr 18, 2012 21:22 |  #5

SS6, I haven't toyed with the Mk III HDR yet, but in the past, all of the HDR's I've done that actually looked spectacular were ones that had several underexposures and several over exposures. I plan to use all 7 possible when I try it with the Mk III. Also, although I'm sure the camera has great processing abilities, there is no way I would accept the camera's final judgement. For me, all processing has to be done after the exposure. Not everyone feels this way however, so YMMV.


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Apr 19, 2012 16:43 |  #6

benttop wrote in post #14289852 (external link)
SS6, I haven't toyed with the Mk III HDR yet, but in the past, all of the HDR's I've done that actually looked spectacular were ones that had several underexposures and several over exposures.

same here, HDR should include multiple shots




  
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Apr 19, 2012 17:29 |  #7

watt100 wrote in post #14294538 (external link)
same here, HDR should include multiple shots

You have quite a bit of room in single RAW as well. That's a general principal of most other image PP adjustments as well.

Here in DPP they just apply one "recipe" to mix pushed/pulled exposures of single RAW. It may work, or it may not, but it's good to have this few-clicks option for some cases.


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Apr 20, 2012 18:42 |  #8

ScottyC wrote in post #14289568 (external link)
bw!

You need to play with the settings until you find something you like. It's really hard to say any universal setting works... I've been playing with HDR lately in camera of course, and it's kinda OK. I would say use a ND filter...

The bottom image was -+EV3... In a way I like it, in a way I hate it.
Top image, is not HDR, but a few DPP slider adjustments..

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benttop wrote in post #14289852 (external link)
SS6, I haven't toyed with the Mk III HDR yet, but in the past, all of the HDR's I've done that actually looked spectacular were ones that had several underexposures and several over exposures. I plan to use all 7 possible when I try it with the Mk III. Also, although I'm sure the camera has great processing abilities, there is no way I would accept the camera's final judgement. For me, all processing has to be done after the exposure. Not everyone feels this way however, so YMMV.

watt100 wrote in post #14294538 (external link)
same here, HDR should include multiple shots

bomzai wrote in post #14294776 (external link)
You have quite a bit of room in single RAW as well. That's a general principal of most other image PP adjustments as well.

Here in DPP they just apply one "recipe" to mix pushed/pulled exposures of single RAW. It may work, or it may not, but it's good to have this few-clicks option for some cases.


Sooooo, I gotta really play with it. I think Benttop has me thinking as well. I'll definitely try this over the weekend.

Thanks everyone.


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