The X-Pro1: Understanding the Dynamic Range Feature and its Relationship to ISO | Adam Bonn

In the last part (click here) we looked at Jpegs and Raw, the benefits of each, and why (in my opinion) you should shoot both. This time we’ll take a look at the Dynamic Range (DR) feature and it’s relationship to ISO. It can be a contentious subject.. Certainly the online forums are full of questions and debate about its function and its value. Some swear by it, others swear at it. Am I about to end that debate? Will this article once and for all answer whether or not to use it? No of course not! As with everything camera related, it’s about understanding the function, then deciding if it works for you (or not) Let’s start with a quick explanation of Dynamic Range (DR) This is the easy bit! DR (within a photographical context) is the amount of light and dark that can be captured before detail is lost. When the LIGHT detail exceeds the DR abilities of the camera (or film) the image will display only WHITE. When the DARK detail exceeds the DR abilities of the camera (or film) the image will display only BLACK……..

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