I shot some DR tests today. Nothing fancy or artsy, emphasis was on contrast handling
(not on smooth camera moves – had that lightweight travel tripod with the crappy head again – but walking several miles with a 40lbs Vinten?)
So I went out to the Park at mean noon sun.
That, combined with a lot of trees is usual a receipt for DR disaster.
Deep shadows with puddles of super bright sunlight.
Point is, the material It looks not really spectacular, but just natural – more what your eyes see (not exactly but you get the idea).
So yeah, mission accomplished BMC – on all other cameras under 18000 bucks most of the lights would be completely blown out and the shadows just dark blotches. This is RED HDR and Alexa territory IMHO. Quite impressive for a camera at that price point.
For the record: Color spaces start driving me mad.
The only time it looks good is when I grade on my Dreamcolor monitor set to 709 and burn it on Bluray.
But with H264, it looks different all the time, from each compression program, on each monitor, with each player on each computer and on Youtube and Vimeo too.
I hope we can get this crap unified some day.