Ahh. So, your happy to claim Canon cameras have the same DR as cameras with Exmor sensors,
I've said repeatedly that Exmor sensors have more. Just not 2, 3, 4, or 9,001 more stops like certain people claim. How much more depends on the cameras being compared, but with currently shipping models it's generally 1 stop or less.
however when presented with evidence to the contrary, you switch to incredulity?...Oh, and um, one of the hallmarks of HDR images is they lack any kind of EXIF metadata when uploaded to photo sites like 500px. Any time you DO have EXIF, it pretty much guarantees that the image is a single shot.Nope.
jrista, have you ever produced an HDR image and checked the EXIF in PS? No?
Both Photoshop CS6 and Photomatix Pro include EXIF data from one of the frames in the final merged HDR file. Lately those are the only two I've been using, but when I last tried the various demos out there I don't recall seeing even one that didn't include the EXIF from one of the frames. (I'm sure some don't. There are a lot of HDR tools out there today.)
GND filtered files will obviously have EXIF, as would just about all manual exposure blends (generally you start with one of your frames when manually blending, you don't create an entirely new canvas).
It is painfully obvious that you have no experience shooting and producing these types of photos which is why you think these are single exposures. And why you're jealous of "Exmor DR." This is what the entire Exmor debate boils down to: lack of knowledge and proper testing. (Wandering around photo sites looking at Nikon HDR landscapes is also a classic case of confirmation bias.)
Looking through your links there are two which could possibly be a single exposure pushed because of haze masking the sun. In those cases Canon would have produced very similar results.
The rest are either HDR, manual blends, or use GND filters. Three are blatantly obvious.http://500px.com/photo/66068697/cave-arch-by-dustin-lefevre
HDR that slaps you in the side of the head. Did you really believe this was a single frame? Really? http://500px.com/photo/29165673/bright-%7C-arches-by-ali-erturk
So HDR it's not even funny.http://500px.com/photo/79520935/sunset-in-bergen-by-attilio-ruffo
Obvious manual blend given the unevenness on the right side. (Also way over the top processing in general.)
Another indication is a complete lack of any kind of funky layering or movement in clouds...
Manual blends and GNDs do not have this. Good HDR software will generally correct for it though if you shoot fast it's rarely an issue any way.
Again, it is painfully obvious you have zero experience producing these kinds of shots. You don't need an Exmor sensor. You need to:
* Stop arguing in this thread
* Do a Google search.
* Read and watch some of the many excellent tutorials out there.
* Download some HDR demo software.
* Go out and photograph some HDR scenes.
Another BIG indicator of a single shot vs. HDR is the complete lack of water motion or funky water layering when exposure time is less than 1s
Simply not an issue with manual blends and GND. HDR software generally has a much more difficult time correcting water movement, but there are tricks around it.
Still think Canon sensors have the same kind of dynamic range as Exmor?
Remember, EXIF proves
it's a single frame, and clouds or water absolutely confirm it!
And there are even some 7D frames in that list! I've clearly proven that even the old Canon 7D has the same dynamic range as the latest Sony Exmor!