Re: [PanoToolsNG] D300 MLU/AEB
- View SourceOn Thu, 09 Apr 2009 21:27:37 +0900, Keith Martin <keith@...>
> Sometime around 8/4/09 (at 10:44 +0100) Keith Martin said:That's very interesting, thanks for the URL. Although I use DX0 I
>> Ignoring factors such as resolution, etc., what dSLRs
>> are there that match or beat the S5Pro's dynamic range?
> Answering my own question:
hadn't found my way to that resource.
> It seems that until you go past ISO 800 there's still nothing thatOwning or having owned the D200/D300 and S5 I was interested to
> quite matches the Fuji S5Pro's dynamic range. The Canon 5D MkII is
> actually a bit so-so in this area, and even the Nikon D3 and D3x fall
> short, especially in the 400-800 ISO range. Curious that the S5Pro
> drops below the Canon and both Nikons when it hits the ISO 1600 range
> and higher.
be able to compare them. I generally found my own subjective
judgements to be reflected in the DX0 graphs, although the D200
and D300 appear closer to each other than they seem to me. I can
no longer compare them, though, as I traded in the D200 for the
> To be fair, there's a *lot* more to things than just dynamic range...My own conclusion using the D200 was that I shouldn't use ISO
> but even so, and even though I knew the S5Pro was good in this area,
> this was a surprise.
400. The S5 is usable at 800. That makes about two stops gain,
which with my shaky hands (and no vibration-canceling lenses) is
very useful. This was based on a subjective judgement of
The value given by DX0 for the gain in dynamic range is "only"
about one-and-a-half stops, and I make it closer to four, but
I am definitely pushing it (bringing down highlights--which it
supports VERY well) and boosting shadows (until noise gets too
obtrusive). The lower and generally nicer noise helps with the
The S5, at three years old, is definitely a generation behind
the competition in various usability criteria, but for panorama
taking it still can't be beat! I wonder if they will produce
I also like the S5's colour rendering, although the D300 is no