Ed, I promise I will take a crack at this as soon as I can, but maybe not before you leave.pop511 wrote: ↑Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:43 amInteresting set of responses. I am yet to use my latest camera Canon 1dxMkii for hdr, but I know the old one Canon 1ds Mkii has an exposure range of 10 1/3 stops extrapolated. I know that if inside a building and bright sun through any window, I cannot get detail from outside with detail inside. I have to make a choice as to proper exposure for the scene I wish to cover, or do hdr. That being said I want to come back to my original argument.
Those of you on this forum that have used hdr, can you try my experiment. Merge all sequences by whatever method you use, then, merge your low and high exposures only.
I am curious as to what results you get and your reports.
Duck, you said
That's precisely why I have done so little HDR.Nowadays, with the increased range of capture from modern sensors (raw capture) I find I can push the post processing enough to expand the dynamic range without tone mapping.
But Ed, you said
That would be the challenge I will try to find, and do a normal 3 or 5 shot spread, then try the minimum and maximum. This ought to be interesting. One thing I would remark, though, is that my experience has been that the dynamic range of modern digital is so great that (in raw at least) I will usually expose for the interior, let the window go well to the right, but by cutting highlights in Lightroom I get a result that looks (to my eye) "normal." To me the window does not need to retain much detail since I'm thinking of it as background. I just don't want it to be garishly bright and clipped. Anyway lemme see what I can come up with.I know that if inside a building and bright sun through any window, I cannot get detail from outside with detail inside.