Sorry guys, I have not been around for a couple of days so now I see the "D7000 replacement in April..." topic and open, read last two pages without seeing anything about the D7000 or its replacement. Going to read from the beginning to see how the topic developed...
Q: What was the weather like in Stockholm last week?
A: Sunny, and when I underexposed by 4 stops to capture the detail of the sun shining down on the Storkyrkan then pulled up the shadows by 4 stops to see the cobblestone detail of the Slottsbacken, the Canon 5DIII failed miserably with banding and noise, but fortunately I had my D800 with me - and look at this perfect shot!
well with a sony sensor you can under expose so you cover high lights far above middle grey which are usually 4 stops and both Storkyrkans golden highlights are intact reproduced in the sun and open up in the shadows of the big church to se details= that the benfits of a large DR 14 stops and not 11 with banding and patter noise
sorry, a prof. photographers who under/over expose for more than 2 stops will not going to be earn my respect. i do not allow myself to make big mistake in predict exposures; therefore, i have made a tool and developed my own way of seeing light.
under/over exposure over two stops? sorry to say that he/she is an un-prof. photographer. are you one of them? if someone wants more DR, then go for HDR with CS6 since it is available 32 bits now...
this shows that you no dot understand what I meant,and what a large DR means and exposure latitude. I have the opportunities to under expose two steps or more and show highlight that is more than 4 steps above medium gray with out any banding and patern noise in the shadows with the Nikon and Sony sensor.
1. if the sky to bright, what do you need to show... there is nothing to show there according to what i know (i.e. sunny day at noon. SOUND LIKE NEURO SAID IT RIGHT. YOU WANT TO "CAPTURE THE DETAIL OF THE SUN SHINING DOWN...")
2. if sky is your subject, why do you care about other?
3. if you want to include everything in your photo? hdr is your choice (well, sorry i have to say this. only suck photographer wants to include everything in his/her image. that is what we are calling snapshot.)
4. everything in this world has its own limitation, find a way to work around with it
note: i am not sure if they are your picture that i have seen online, but if it is yours, they are just normal, nothing highlight nor telling a story... next time, if you are going out to take photos again, suggest to take a look latest video from brian peterson posted on adorama (DO NOT INCLUDE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PHOTO)
psychologically, i do not think that you can re-learn this part since you already develop these shooting habit for number of years.