I probably should really title the post - FujiFilm X100 - Not Using DR %.
One thing that FujiFilm cameras have, of recent years, is very good dynamic range (DR) control.
This is most true with any camera which bears the EXR badge but my S100 fs and even the HS-10 also have excellent DR characteristics, when set correctly.
Mind you, I'm not mentioning the DSLR 'S' series here as I have never played with one. They are reputed, however, to have excellent dynamic range.
In searching for FujiFilm X100 images, it can be difficult to find straight from camera examples which still have the original file name intact. If it is intact, then the image can be opened in FinePix Viewer and the DR setting is shown.
The X100 has an EXR processor, and has the option to set DR% at 100, 200, 400.
What puzzles me is why most people, who are using the camera, don't use this feature ?
In my last post, I provided a link to the recent examples from LensTip. They have full size samples available and with the file names intact.
After downloading a couple of the images and viewing the metadata in FPV, it is clear that they were shot without any DR % added. In other words, DR 100%.
Why wouldn't you use it ? It is puzzling to me.
Anyway, if anyone knows of examples where DR has been set above 100%, I'd love to hear from you.
As an example, and below, is one example from the LensTip site.
First, the image as shot and at a 100% view in Photoshop. This is then followed by the image after some 'bullying' in post process to try and pull back some of the highlights.
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