Numero4 From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 260 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3811 times:
(Moderators please delete if this topic has been covered recently)
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.
dlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7328 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3803 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.
javier From Spain, joined Jun 2005, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3671 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.