Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Dynamic Range - Try it for yourself, conclude for yourself: 5D III vs. A7r« on: September 28, 2014, 02:15:43 PM »
I received my A7r rental from LensRentals today. I've been working, but I took a few minutes to snap some quick shots of my living room,
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Actually thanks for the comparison. I can see a difference but I am not sure if it means much to me. When I started photography transparency films gave us a rather compressed range that we opened up or compressed as needed with lighting, reflectors, scrims etc.. It was really a matter of selecting what range we wanted to have reproduced and the mood that the reproduction would carry.
A very long tonal range compressed into a print that revealed ALL the detail in highlights and shadow leaves us with a flat image. The flat image may be delightful in and of itself but if drama and contrast is what you want then one must choose what will be dropped in favor of the impact of the image.
So while I would be happy to get more DR, the fact that the A7 gives incrementally more is scarcely reason to abandon my tools. The fact that it has a small form, lens adaptability and high resolution are far more compelling reasons for me. The poor battery life is a very real drawback.