Landscape HDR with my New D7100.

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  1. Xpertss

    Xpertss New Member

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    One of the shots from Saturday's trip to lost lake. Had to put the D7100's HDR feature to the test.

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    Lost Lake, Hood Rover, Oregon by Xpertss Photos, on Flickr

    What you think?
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator

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    Perfectimo!
     
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    It's a nice shot but I'm curious on the details - how many frames w/settings ?? Did you do the HDR composite in camera ? if so did you do same out of camera to test the results? I just picked my D7100 up a few days ago and haven't had a chance to go out with it.
     
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    I have the same questions.
     
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    I used the the built-in HDR feature and set the HDR strength at "High". Shot the image in the Shutter priority and metered with caemra as well.

    Does this answer the question?

     
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    Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION
    Camera Model: NIKON D7100
    Lens: 10.5 mm f/2.8
    Image Date: 2013-06-01
    Focal Length: 10.5mm (35mm equivalent: 10mm)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Exposure Time: 0.0003 s (1/3200)
    ISO equiv: 100
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
    White Balance: Auto
    Flash Fired: No (enforced)
    GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
    Copyright: XPERTSS PHOTOGRAPHY
    Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4 (Windows)
     
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    Cool, I honestly didn't know about the built in HDR feature. I'm going to check it out torrow.
     
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    Is it just the way the composition is, or does anyone else see a fair bit of barrel distortion?

    Don't get me wrong, I like the shot, just looks like there's some barrel distortion to me.
     
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    Yes, only down side is that you have to go in to the settings and change from raw or raw+jpeg to JPEG only in order to use the HDR feature.

    Camera Maker: NIKON CORPORATION
    Camera Model: NIKON D7100
    Lens: 10.5 mm f/2.8
    Image Date: 2013-06-01

    EDL, I shot this with a fisheye lens and manually flatten it using Lightroom. I kind of like the minimal barrel distortion and didn't want to flat the image all the way.

    Thanks

     
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    Some of the shadows are blocked or still under exposed, a typical limitation of in-camera HDR.
    Nikon's HDR uses just 2 exposures. Choosing the HDR Strength determines the difference in the exposure between the 2 shots.

    Coupled with the limitation of using JPEG instead of Raw files, the in-camera HDR feature is like the other in-camera JPEG image settings like contrast, saturation, and sharpening - pretty crude.
     
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    To see if the feature is worthwhile it would have been nice to see a comparison hdr done with stand alone software - letting the camera think which is best might not be so good
     
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    Does the d7000 have the HDR 'mode'? I looked in my manual and didn't see it. Not a loss as I am not ready for it yet, but curious.
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    no nancy not in d7000 but it's new in the d7100
     
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    side note- how do you like the fisheye? I always wanted one.
     
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    Burgh,

    It's one of my all time favorite lens. I find pictures more crisp with this lens frankly it barely takes space in the bag.

     

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