Active D impact on sun/shade scenes

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In case any of you haven't used/fooled around with in-camera "Active D" lighting, I've set up a small four-photo pbase gallery showing and discussing some sun/shadow comparisons I did yesterday. I think it pretty well illustrates what Active D can do.

I know I've been reluctant to use Active D in-camera until now, but I think I am going to leave it set for "normal" for awhile....it can always be turned off in NX (if you use NX) but I think for most high contrast shots it will reduce PP and result in more natural pictures. It seems well-suited to mimic the human eye within a reduced dynamic range.

http://www.pbase.com/hflphotos/gallery/active_d_lighting_comparisons

Just a piece of information...you may well draw different conclusions. Comments always welcome.
 
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interesting Harry, I've started to use it sparingly for 'static' shots like a concert I shot a couple of weeks ago, as well as yesterday when my wife wanted me to take pics of signs and buildings for her class.
 
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Good comparison and useful information. I often find myself out taking photos at the wrong time of day (mid day) so I'm going to give this a shot. Thanks Harry.
 
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Active D examples

Thanks Harry,

Very informative post.

Lynn
 

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