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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2013, 12:16:46 AM »
Sunset in Goa - India

Wow!  Great shot.  I can't believe that's an in-camera HDR.
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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2013, 12:46:37 AM »
I'll probably never use in-camera HDR.  It's a point and shoot gimmick that found its way into SLRs. 

If I ever need to get a quick HDR shot in the field, I'll just use my iPhone + app.  Results will be MUCH better, given that you control them.
I find that hard to believe, but I would like to see an iPhone + app producing "MUCH better" results than the in camera HDR of 5D MK III, in the hands of a same photographer who has taken both the shots with an iPhone and a 5D MK III.  I'd love to be proven wrong, coz I have an iPhone and if it is much better than the in camera HDR of 5D MK III and the convenience factor would be awesome.
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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2013, 01:14:11 AM »
"... forget the nay sayers, you cannot please everyone ...
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I use HDR for a lot of my panos, but I PP in LR.  Having it in camera would be nice even though it might still need tweaking.

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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013, 03:38:32 AM »
Sunset in Goa - India

Nice shot !  Like the color of the roots, that is cool.  But the whole shot needs to be rotated so it's not tilted.  I think that ship is going to slide away.  ;)

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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2013, 05:32:52 AM »
That's terrible! :D

Maybe in camera HDR will be good in 5D Mark 5 or 6, but right now it is truly useless.
I think few of us here are surprised that you would say so, especially about the 5D3.

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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2013, 05:46:00 AM »
That's terrible! :D

Maybe in camera HDR will be good in 5D Mark 5 or 6, but right now it is truly useless.
I think few of us here are surprised that you would say so, especially about the 5D3.

It's limited by the JPEG output, which is heavily effected by the picture style and wb used. It's auto align feature works well for handheld HDR's but needs to be turned off for tripod / serious work. It works well for images with back lit foliage, which would be a royal PITA to correct with multiple exposure blends.
It's a pity that this HDR option can't output as a composited RAW. That would be nice.
For a gen I feature, it's not half bad. Lots of room for improvement and maturing.

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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2013, 07:19:23 AM »
That's terrible! :D

Maybe in camera HDR will be good in 5D Mark 5 or 6, but right now it is truly useless.
I think few of us here are surprised that you would say so, especially about the 5D3.

It's limited by the JPEG output, which is heavily effected by the picture style and wb used. It's auto align feature works well for handheld HDR's but needs to be turned off for tripod / serious work. It works well for images with back lit foliage, which would be a royal PITA to correct with multiple exposure blends.
It's a pity that this HDR option can't output as a composited RAW. That would be nice.
For a gen I feature, it's not half bad. Lots of room for improvement and maturing.
I'm not an artist nor a professional photographer, I'm still learning a lot every day, but I know enough to be a photographer as a very small side business and also submit photos with articles I write. With the little I've used in camera  HDR myself on my 5D3 I've mostly seen it as a cool feature. I agree with you about getting it as a composited RAW image, but I would think it might be too much for the internal processor to handle. I think the result should be viewed upon (as someone wisely mentioned a couple of months ago) as a jpeg preview of the blended image of the three RAWs you just shot. Or for some people as a fun and sometimes very nice picture. Me and my children are having a lot of fun with it in creative mode and it does helps your imagination on the way. Like you say, this is a feature that is maturing, this is first gen and will be more developed moving on.

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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2013, 07:19:23 AM »

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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2013, 07:28:11 AM »
Galapagos Islands -an in camera HDR experiment by my teen daughter - I helped touch it up in LR but actually not unpleasant. ??


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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2013, 07:41:19 AM »

Here is an other HDR-in-camera-shot of the 5D3:


looks quite ok for me.

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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2013, 02:54:47 PM »
Here's a handheld +/-3EV HDR rendered as Standard.  First photo shoot with the Mark III.  The file came out a bit dark so was processes in Lightroom.  I also added a more definitive water line as the weather was foggy (vog - volcanic fog) and the distinction between sky and water was completely unrecognizable.

Taken with 14mm F2.8L

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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2013, 04:41:55 PM »
I can't speak to the HDR feature, but I like the last post from Hawaii - good looking image!  I will say that the multiple exposure feature is a great one.  It takes the same exposure multiple times with the same settings, and has an in-camera blend that generates a composite in RAW.  It's very useful for taking a long-exposure shot in bright light to smooth out flowing water, oceans, etc.  You still have the issue of moving objects like with any multi-shot exposure. 

So, if you meter for existing light and it's at 0.5 seconds ideal exposure, you can take up to nine images, letting the camera blend them.  You end up with a 4.5 second exposure where the highlights are not blown out. 

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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2013, 02:18:08 PM »
Here is one from today, made during harsh afternoon sun ... without the 5D MK III in-camera HDR, this shot would have been long procedure ... but with the in-camera HDR it was just 15 seconds work.
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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2013, 03:06:05 PM »
None of these shots do much for me. I know it's said if you can't say anything nice at all then don't say it but HDR makes me break those rules every time. The halo around the building, the gamma-ey nasty clouds, the OTT colours etc etc - just not for me. Sorry.

The last one works OK for me though - was that taken with a 24-70ii? Sunburst looks familiar...
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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2013, 03:44:10 AM »
None of these shots do much for me. I know it's said if you can't say anything nice at all then don't say it but HDR makes me break those rules every time. The halo around the building, the gamma-ey nasty clouds, the OTT colours etc etc - just not for me. Sorry.
Don't be sorry, we get it - you don't like HDR photography ;D ... but seriously, photography itself is a subjective matter, I've known people who do not like photos taken even by Ansel Adams ... so it doesn't matter who likes and who does not, as long as there is a unique feature available in the camera, it is worth exploring and strive to make photos that appeal to the photographer in us. There are lots of amazing locations in the world where weather or the time of day does not yield a good photo ... e.g. when we go on a guided tour/holiday, inevitably we always end up arriving at the location several hours after sunrise (and almost during harsh mid-day sun) ... and because we are in a rush we end up taking whatever shot is possible with our cameras with whatever little time we have ... the only option we have after that is spend a great deal of time post processing the photo. But with cameras like 5D MK III you can get a cool looking shot using the in-camera HDR feature. If it weren't for the in-camera HDR, the photo I've posted above would have looked really washed out and stupid straight out of the camera ... but with the in-camera HDR feature, I am able to upload it here, a hand-held shot, without any post processing ... now that is ultimate convenience. I could have spent some time on post processing to make the darker side of the sky to look same as the nicer blue side, but that would no longer be an in-camera HDR shot ... both photos I've uploaded here are straight out of the 5D MK III without any post processing. Kudos to all the people who posted their 5D MK III in-camera HDR photos here, not only is it inspiring to look at other peoples work, I think it also, in a small way, helps people to make an informed decision about getting a camera like the 5D MK III.   

The last one works OK for me though - was that taken with a 24-70ii? Sunburst looks familiar...
Nope ... it was made with 16-35 f/2.8 L II ... at f/16 ... 17mm ... ISO 100 ... Av mode ... auto White Balance ... Standard Picture Style ... due to a previous photo shoot, and over sight on my part, the Metering was set to Evaluative and Exposure compensation was set to +1
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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2013, 08:11:20 PM »
Kudos to all the people who posted their 5D MK III in-camera HDR photos here, not only is it inspiring to look at other peoples work, I think it also, in a small way, helps people to make an informed decision about getting a camera like the 5D MK III.   

^^^^ Agree 100%

also very nice picture Rienzphotoz, that only took 15 seconds?  WOW!

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Re: Canon 5D mark 3 in-camera HDR shots
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