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5D3 - Simply Awesome
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I had a play with the in-camera HDR functions today.
I love the concept of HDR (ie to extend the dynamic range of an image) but I hate the gimmicky "HDR look" that people associate with it. To me, the best HDR images are the ones that you never realise are HDR.

So anyway, the 5D3 generates HDR images by taking three bracketed photos in quick succession and then combining them into a fourth HDR image. The resulting image is always a JPG (even when the other images are shot RAW), and you can specify to keep all four images or just the single resulting HDR JPG.
The process that generates the HDR image has five different styles. Three of the styles "Art Embossed", "Art Bold" and "Art Vivid" give variations of the over-the-top HDR look that was all the rage on forums a couple of years ago. But the remaining two styles; "Natural" and "Art Standard", manage to pretty much do exactly what I want. They extend the dynamic range of an image while maintaining a very natural look.
If you are shooting in tricky lighting (say an indoor scene with a large window where you want to expose for both indoors and outdoors) then having a simple and effective HDR function like this is excellent. I imagine real-estate photographers will be jumping for joy, and it was a nice surprise to me to find it not a gimmick.
Adrian Broughton
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5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Wedding Shooter - Apr 1, 2012, 09:57
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Toad - Apr 1, 2012, 15:11
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by NT73 - Apr 1, 2012, 17:54
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Wedding Shooter - Apr 1, 2012, 19:35
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by matthew - Apr 1, 2012, 18:56
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by NT73 - Apr 1, 2012, 19:37
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Kombisaurus - Apr 1, 2012, 23:33
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Zig - Apr 2, 2012, 01:51
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Wedding Shooter - Apr 2, 2012, 02:14
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Kombisaurus - Apr 2, 2012, 10:57
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Wedding Shooter - Apr 3, 2012, 05:18
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Kombisaurus - Apr 3, 2012, 09:05
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Toad - Apr 3, 2012, 10:48
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by shuttertalk - Apr 3, 2012, 23:01
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Wedding Shooter - Apr 4, 2012, 04:12
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by shuttertalk - Apr 4, 2012, 07:08
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Kombisaurus - Apr 10, 2012, 01:50
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by shuttertalk - Apr 13, 2012, 23:28
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Zig - Apr 14, 2012, 05:10
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by Wedding Shooter - Apr 14, 2012, 19:47
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by shuttertalk - Apr 25, 2012, 07:29
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by shuttertalk - May 2, 2012, 22:39
RE: 5D3 - Simply Awesome - by matthew - May 3, 2012, 19:51

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