« on: August 09, 2014, 11:45:58 AM »
If you look at any studio shots you will notice that there are dark sections as well as bright sections. In those darker areas it is desirable for them to both be dark and have detail. Sony's sensor makes it easier to work with detail in those darker areas as well as in the highlights.
Er, you can do that effortlessly with a Canon by ETTR and dropping the shadows in post, Sporgon is right, studio shooters have 100% control of DR and have no excuses for needing to lift anything.
Ah, so what you're saying is that if I'm in a studio using Canon and light a scene such that it is in the top 8 stops then I can shift it back down in post to get shadow detail? Whereas with Exmor based sensors, I don't need to do that ETTR to get shadow detail plus I'm not limited to 8 stops, I've got 14.
No, what I am saying is if you are a studio shooter and very subtle dark tones are your look, you can achieve equally good results from either Canon or Nikon if you know what you are doing. Just like I said, take a look at Joel Grimes' work, virtually all the subject images are shot with a 5D MkIII and he has masses of dark detail.
You contrive artificial situations to "prove" Nikon is vastly superior, Exmor sensors have more dynamic range than Canon sensors, on that we all agree, but that doesn't stop countless pros shooting every day with Canon cameras, why?