« on: August 16, 2012, 12:10:48 PM »
For some reason they all look very blurry. Perhaps it might be a good idea to put the camera on a tripod, then test in-camera HDR versus multiple bracketed exposures of the same composition, that are then processed in PS or Photomatix etc.
All shots were done on a tripod. You'll notice I was playing with the TS-E 24mm Tilt-Shift lens, which allows selective focus and moving around the plane of focus and other tricks like that. There's also quite a bit of movement in one or two of those shots, which combined with a slower shutter speed would make parts of it blurry.
I found the "natural" setting to be most to my liking, but it didn't do much, other than make a normal metered image duller.
I trust in Photomatix and a natural look to expand DR, not to see it like I am aón acid.
The TS lenses on the other hand are wonderful. I'm trying to sell my 17mm, but impossible to get rid of! People just don't get how great it is I think. Tons of 14 L II's going away the moment the add is placed.....
I agree, I find the natural setting generally gives better HDR images, but it comes out much duller and flatter than a plain old image. I was using the Art Vivid to "pop" the colors, although in some (well, most) cases it went a bit overboard.
Hmmmm...how much are you looking to part with the 17mm? Probably more than I can pay right now, especially since there's only a small amount of stuff I'd use it on. Ah well, I can dream, right?