HDR Question

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by TedG954, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    I just tried using the HDR function on my A7II. A few observations have me concerned....

    1) The HDR function doesn't work in RAW.
    2) I heard 3 "clicks", but when I uploaded the photos, there was only 2 frames per photo.
    3) The HDR effect isn't as pronounced as using 3 bracketed photos in Photomatix.

    Does all this sound correct?

    Thanks.
     
  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    1 and 3 are correct. Dunno about 2. But I've never used the built-in HDR function. When it comes to post-processing, I figure that I know better what I'm trying to achieve than the camera's generic programming does.
     
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  3. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue Subscribing Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    1. HDR cannot be raw as it is a combination of 3 shots
    2. It is 3 shots, but it may not be set to save the + and -. Only the 0 and HDR
    3. It tries to be subtle in its use so you don't get that classic 'HDR look'
     
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  4. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    I generally process 3-7 raw shots in Photomatix. I'm still trying to figure out why I get two "prints". One file is slightly larger than the other.

    After hearing 3 frames taken, this is what results on the card.

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  5. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    OK, I think I figured it out.

    One photo is NOT HDR, but processed as a normal photo.
    One photo IS HDR and processed as such.

    This became more evident when I went to the extreme HDR settings.
     
  6. José De Bardi

    José De Bardi Assistant in Virtue Subscribing Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dorset, UK
    José
    Pretty sure that's what I said above :)
     
  7. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Ohio
    Matt
    Sometimes when I use the feature on my cameras I'd I let go before it's made all three exposures it only does 2. Sadly this feature is so much nicer with a remote. Why the timer won't work with this feature is beyond me.
     
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