While out shooting this week I usd both 14bit and Active-D for the first time (I had done some backyard trials previously). I was shooting late in the day in an orchard, and for one shot I felt I need all the dynamic range I could get. So, NEF set to 14 bit and Active-D set to High, and here is the result: My take: the 14 bits captures a much expanded exposure range, and the Active-D manages to reduce it to the limited bits available for print or monitor in a way that far exceeds ordinary exposure. Not really HDR, but IMO much better exposure than otherwise would be possible without these technologies. Your thoughts?