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Better highlight detail with uncompressed M9 DNG's?


wlaidlaw

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Are people finding that there is more highlight detail from the uncompressed DNG's from the M9? I am assuming that they are 14 bit, with the top and bottom bit from the 16 bits discarded, as not containing useful information. I find the lack of highlight detail in skies from the M8 a bit of a limitation. Please see the attached M8 photo taken a few minutes ago - DNG. Even with a 100% of highlight recovery in C1 and more in PS, the sky was much more interesting than this photo shows, taken with WATE at 18mm.

 

Wilson

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Are people finding that there is more highlight detail from the uncompressed DNG's from the M9? I am assuming that they are 14 bit, with the top and bottom bit from the 16 bits discarded, as not containing useful information. I find the lack of highlight detail in skies from the M8 a bit of a limitation. Please see the attached M8 photo taken a few minutes ago - DNG. Even with a 100% of highlight recovery in C1 and more in PS, the sky was much more interesting than this photo shows, taken with WATE at 18mm.

 

Wilson

 

Yes, I felt that there was about a stop more range in the highlights with the M9. Whether this is due to the 14-bit files, the lower noise signal pathway, the improved color filter array, or all of the above, the files do have more DR.

 

David

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