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Dynamic Range

Canon users should have been excited with the announcement of the new 50mp cameras. However, Mark Bauer wonders if these new beasts offer the dynamic range landscape photographers crave for and if they can compete with the competition

Canon seems to have had a bit of trouble pleasing its customers lately, who to be fair, certainly seem to be a rather fickle bunch. After the release of the 36 megapixel Nikon D800/800E and the Sony A7r, they started clamouring for greater resolution. Canon took this on board and began work on its own megapixel monsters, the 5DS and 5DSR, which were announced last February.

Canon users should have been ecstatic at the news of these 50.6 megapixel beasts, but in the time it took for them to be developed and announced, they had discovered dynamic range and the fact that, depending on whose tests you believe, the Nikon and Sony cameras have as much as 2 stops more of it. When Canon announced that the dynamic range of its new cameras would be the same as the 5D Mk III, there was much…

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 50 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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Mark Bauer

Mark Bauer is one of the UK’s leading landscape photographers with work published worldwide. He is the author of 3 books, including ‘The Landscape Photography Workshop’ (with Ross Hoddinott).

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