Martin P Wilson Posted September 2, 2013 Share Posted September 2, 2013 I usually shoot raw and I noticed this weekend when converting I was having to bring in the black and white points as the histogram was not using the full dynamic range available (good, no clipping). I was shooting powerboat racing under a sky that varied from clear blue to cloudy but mostly bright with a high level haze. So I had a subject with a full range of tones. The histogram was nicely centred so my exposure was pretty well spot on but why the limited range? Pictures OK, if a bit flat, I just had spare dynamic range at each end. Anybody have any thoughts? I was using a Canon EOS-1Ds3 and the results were much the same on raw or in-camera jpg.. I can't think of a way of changing exposure to extend the dynamic range the sensor records. I am currently reviewing my workflow to support news/sport where, ideally, I will need to be able to submit in-camera jpg from the field without post-production (I will shoot raw+jpg). I was having to expand the range to avoid dull images. Not a problem normally as I can make adjustments at leisure and so I had not really noticed it before.I will have to dig out the camera manual, there may be a setting I have missed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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