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.