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JonPatrickHyde
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Nikon D4s Test No. 3 - Exposure Limits
For my testing of this new Ultra-DSLR's latitude and exposure range I added three difficult shooting conditions into one scene; TV light, a fireplace, and night time. The LED LCD TVs skew towards the 5600K light output range - meaning white images on an LED LCD TV tend to read as daylight. Fires in a fireplace usually read at 2600-3000K - they are more orange/red than an incandescent tungsten bulb. And night is well... it's dark. Add a white/cream/black cat and you've got a stress test that most DSLR cameras will perform poorly in or fail altogether. But not this camera. Yes there's a lot of grain in some of the images. And yes the color actually over-saturates instead of washing out (that was unexpected). But dark and light areas are captured with little or no data loss. I don't think that you're going to get amazingly strong images out of ANY DSLR in these conditions, but in all if I had set up a side-by-side test with my Canon 5D MK2 - there'd be no question that some of these images the 5D wouldn't have been able to capture at all. Also it's noteworthy that the slowest shutter speed I used was 1/250 sec. This camera has more latitude than any other I've ever tested or used.
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This is great information. I just pulled out my Canon Rebel T5 the other day. I bought it 6 months ago and never took it out of the box till now. I think the best thing to do for me is take pictures using different settings and compare them. Then I will know what to do later