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Old Dec 29, 2008, 12:50 PM   #1
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Would an FX (or FF "full-frame") body have a greater dynamic range than a DX body? (e.g. D700 vs D300) If so, would you get less clipped highlights shooting a bride in her wedding dress, using a FX body? And what other benefits would having a greater dynamic range give you? Better range of colors? Better detail?
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Old Dec 29, 2008, 2:25 PM   #2
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Would an FX (or FF "full-frame") body have a greater dynamic range than a DX body? (e.g. D700 vs D300)... ?
Not necessarily and probably not by much: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/NikonD3/page20.asp
According to the previous graph the DR edge actually goes to the D300

-> i.e 8.8EV against only 8.6EV for the D3, the A900 actually is DR leader at this moment (@ 9.4EV):
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydslra900/page24.asp



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... If so, would you get less clipped highlights shooting a bride in her wedding dress, using a FX body? And what other benefits would having a greater dynamic range give you? Better range of colors? Better detail?
FYI: http://photo.net/wedding-photography-forum/00QpK9

-> Lighting is key i.e read the part about fill flash


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Thanks for the URL's NHL. But i think any talk of blown highlights should be continued in my Blown Highlights 101 thread in the newbie forum.
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http://clarkvision.com/imagedetail/index.html

Has lots of technical info.

Basically though, the bigger the sensor the greater the well, the bigger the potential dynamic range.

FX sensors have a greater potential dynamic range, but there are always trade-offs at any given level of technology.


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Thanks for the URL's NHL. But i think any talk of blown highlights should be continued in my Blown Highlights 101 thread in the newbie forum.
Sure; http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...949996#p949996
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