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User currently offlineNumero4 From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 260 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

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Hi all,

I was wondering about when to best use Active D-Lighting. The manual states that it brings out details of shaded subjects in bright lighting. Is it a really good thing to turn on when, say, photographing aircraft on short final from underneath on a sunny day?

Up to date, I did not turn it on and had problems with too much contrast between the shaded and lit portions of aircraft.

Please comment and thank you in advance,

--Etienne


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User currently offlinedlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

Quoting Numero4 (Thread starter):
Is it a really good thing to turn on when, say, photographing aircraft on short final from underneath on a sunny day?

Definitely not if you plan on uploading. It tends to produce a nasty halo effect if the subject is visible against a solid background, like a blue sky, and will likely be rejected for editing

If you're having problems with contrast and lighting, shoot from a different location or wait until the time of day when the lighting is better. It's never a good idea to force bad lighting, unless you're desperate.


User currently offlinediezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

Just try it out!
When you shoot RAW, nothing is lost. With RAW, D-lighting can be adjusted in post processing.

Roel.



Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineviv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

Quoting dlowwa (Reply 1):
Definitely not if you plan on uploading. It tends to produce a nasty halo effect if the subject is visible against a solid background, like a blue sky

Exactly right. It will ruin this type of shot.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineNumero4 From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3251 times:

What about photographing aircraft parked in brightly lit hangars?


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User currently offlinejavier From Spain, joined Jun 2005, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3209 times:

I don´t recommend the use of this tool. I have a D300 and some of my pics have been rejected by "bad halo around the aircraft". The photos were shooted in JPEG, I don´t know the effect in RAW.
Regards.


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