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D800 dynamic range: a test in Arosa (CH)

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It was never as easy shooting awesome panoramic pictures. The D800 horizontal/vertical tilt sensors let you shoot series of pictures perfectly aligned. Just set on Aperture priority, focus once, remove autofocus, shoot partially overlapping pictures. Assemble and crop them with Hugin or similar free software. No additional changes required.

I am impressed by the fantastic dynamic range of D800 pictures, even in high contrast / misty situations.

Posted by lorenzoborghi on October 1, 2012
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  1. 10/1/2012

    look really good indeed!!

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  2. 10/1/2012

    Thank you: it would be interesting comparing the D800 and the 5D Mark III – but I know nobody here the with the Canon.

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  3. 10/1/2012

    you didn’t do any touch for the foreground grass in the 3rd pic?

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    • 10/1/2012

      Good eye! This is the D-lighting camera option: you can set it up to four different steps to reduce lights / shadows in high contrasts situation like this one, where the grass was otherwise darker. It seems I need to set it up better 😉

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