Hi! Lens & Optics; Lens Mount: Fujifilm X: Lens: Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS; 14 elements in 10 groups, including 3 aspherical lenses and 1 extra low dispersion element Fujifilm X100F, f/4.5 at 1/140 at Auto ISO 400, Auto Dynamic Range at 200%. This consists of High Resolution Priority, D-Range Priority, High ISO & Low Noise Priority, and Auto EXR. But the image preview – even if you’re only recording RAW – will still reflect the Dynamic Range/Priority settings. Thanks. 's gear list: James A. Is this correct or do I miss something here? First, you say: «The RAW file is underexposed by either one (DR200%) or two (DR400%) stops. Ergonomically, Fuji incorporated a number of features from the high-end GFX cameras, so in a way, it can be thought of as a mini-GFX. D-Range Priority The Fuji X-T3 offers a mode called Dynamic Range Priority, which appears to be an automatic combination of Highlight Tone, Shadow Tone and D-Range. The RAW file is the raw data from the sensor. Do you know how Capture one read all this? It affects your in-camera histogram that you might be using to calculate your RAW exposure, and some RAW converters will read the DR setting written to the RAW file. Thanks for the reply, John. However, the DR settings are written to the metadata and some RAW converters apply this setting automatically.». For over a year I’ve said “no.”  I recently changed that to “yes” after a reader pointed out something else. Provia has a curve with a lower contrast. I just leave it in Auto for my JPGs, which I keep as RAW backups and for sending out on-the-fly. The Fuji X100V is a handsome all-metal camera with real knobs and dials which makes it very easy to set and control from shot to shot. The default setting is Dynamic Range 100 (DR100). So Dynamic Range is one setting that does one thing. If your habit is to always shoot at a low ISO with a histogram bunched up on the left, planning to push it in post-processing, you’re not giving LR/PS much data to work with. . RAW is electronic information (maybe a better term out there) written to the sensor. You can also bracket the D-Rng settings. Delivers 9.5 stops of dynamic range at ISO 160; Price: $899 #19 Panasonic Lumix S1 (Tied) Delivers 9.4 stops of dynamic range at ISO 1600. Hi Richard, thanks for the feedback. Instead, a setting of Dynamic Range 200% would mean that the camera underexposes by a stop, then uses in-camera processing to bring the values back into the correct exposure realm. Shooting Mode: Aperture-Priority Auto: Image Size: 4896 x 3264: Sensitivity: ISO 200: Dynamic Range: 100% Aperture: f/5.0: Shutter Speed: 1/950: Lens Focal Length I am trying to make sense of Dynamic Range on my Fuji cameras and see that the X-T3/T4 & X-H1 has a setting for Dynamic Range Priority. Regular “Dynamic Range” doesn’t touch the Highlight & Shadow settings, only “Dynamic Range Priority” does. It is a much more complex process to merge dark, bright, and middle exposures to come up with one final photo with low contrast and increased tonal range. Start with DR100%, which turns the dynamic range optimizations off. You’ll see it in your in-camera preview, and also in your RAW converter during import. “200% is available at sensitivities of from ISO 320 to ISO 12800, X400% at sensitivities of from ISO 640 to 12800.” The ISO value is written to RAW. That’s what I always thought…the RAW file being the RAW file. But pure .jpg way too flat. The … Not sure when to use this as never use .jpg. How Accurate are Fujifilm’s Film Simulations? “Most” articles recommend not to use these settings because “most” articles assume that people are shooting in RAW. I “normally” do not do anything with the .jpg unless I send one from the camera to a friend who wants it for some reason. They’re settings that alter how a Fujifilm JPEG is processed in-camera. The Fujifilm X-T3 is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens digital camera announced on September 6, 2018. Thanks for the article and I will stay with manual or EC adjustment vs DR. Yeah I haven’t really found a situation where Strong and 400 work…at least for a realistic look. It is fairly complicated and is definitely more along the lines of “personal style” and taste. It reduces the exposure in the bright areas and spits out a JPG with preserved highlights – to a point. The raw file will be underexposed by 1stop when using dr200%. And some photographers prefer that look to be able to add contrast back to a JPEG file. Fuji X100 - 23mm, 1/600 sec, f/11, ISO 200 One of the things that frustrates me most about compact cameras is that their dynamic range is so limited compared to DSLRs. You’re welcome! As long as you have an ISO of 800 or higher set, the camera will make three exposures at all D-Rng levels. “Does D-Rng affect the RAW file? And they also show RAW-only photographers how they might be able to recover dynamic range in post-processing. At this time, Fujifilm cameras do not do in-camera HDR processing. Digital cameras can’t see the wide range of tones, from dark to bright, that our eyes can, and so these settings are an attempt to get it closer to how we see. Think of Dynamic Range Priority (D RANGE PRIORITY in the menu) as a “package” setting. You can’t apply the camera’s D-Rng setting manually. 1. Thanks Viktor! Delivers 9.6 stops of dynamic range at ISO 125. Hi John, first of all thank you for this explanation. He laughed at me and said “the RAW file is the RAW file, the dynamic range isn’t affected,” like I was some kind of idiot for asking the question. If a processing program’s one-click image recover tool can normalise the exposure, then I assume you get a pretty good result having used your desired shutter speed and aperture and letting the supposedly invariant sensor with its low noise bear the brunt. I am heading to Africa this summer for a Christian mission project as the principal photographer so i might dig deeper into your suggestions. ... Auto Dynamic Range function only selects between 100% and 200%; to get 400% you have to set that manually in a menu. I do not shoot in .jpg or simulations unless who I shoot for asks me to…..so it has no value to me. If you like high contrast then you don’t need it at all. Great explanations though. So no, it doesn’t affect the RAW file, but yes, it can affect how the RAW converter processes the file, depending on the converter. Dynamic Range Priority doesn’t do anything new; it just combines the functions of Dynamic Range and Highlight/Shadow Tone to further reduce contrast. Yeah if it’s all about capturing the right moment, you just have to figure out the proper exposure and settings first. The DR setting works on two levels – DR200% and DR400% – but to make them effective you need to raise the ISO to 320 for the first and 640 for the second. Count the clicks – no matter which method you’re using to adjust exposure (shutter, ISO, aperture, or EV dial), each click is 1/3 stop with standard Fujifilm settings. The RAW file is underexposed by either one (DR200%) or two (DR400%) stops. I never shoot .jpg as I want maximum latitude for adjusting/editing. It’s now included in newer Fujifilm cameras like the X-T3, X-T30, X-Pro3, X100V, and X-T4. In that case, Dynamic Range Priority may be something you prefer. Delivers 9.7 stops of dynamic range at ISO 800 & ISO 1600. Well, that’s an entire post in itself, and you can read how the Dynamic Range setting works here if you want to get further into the details. D Range Optimizer in AUTO does add Highlight and Shadow adjustments … not just DR changes. Sorry, I see contradiction in this article. I forgot to change the DR setting from auto to 100 and wondered why my rafs have a ISO 320. Thanks for the clear explanation. the one that is fine for the shadows). *Edit – this answer appears to be based on the RAW converter. It is the successor to 2016's Fujifilm X-T2. Subscribe to learn even more about your Fujifilm via email. DR400 is a little too flat for me – I prefer more contrast. The Fuji X-H1 is the first of the X-series cameras that features in-body image stabilization. . James A. You can kind of change the D-Rng setting using the Q button in playback mode. I was wondering if you have an opinion on trying to optimise your dynamic range in-camera versus using features such as auto adjustments, magic wand, AI tool, etc, that various processing programs now offer. Regular “Dynamic Range” doesn’t touch the Highlight & Shadow settings, only “Dynamic Range Priority” does. Well, I now have a little better understanding. This website uses cookies. Hello everyone,Today in this video I am going to talk about the dynamic range setting on Fujifilm X-T2. Fujifilm cameras have various settings related to dynamic range: in addition to the tone curve (Highlight / Shadow Tone on older models), there is Dynamic Range and Dynamic Range priority. Every camera manufacturer has one – it’s known as DRO in Sony cameras, ALO (Auto Lighting Optimizer) in Canon cameras, Active D-Lighting in Nikon, and simply Dynamic Range (D-Rng) in Fujifilm cameras. Other brands may have different names. So, using “DRO” I can completely concentrate on subject matter and timing, knowing I’m Safe. Using the histogram to expose by so you protect your shadows/highlight? Just to confirm. What I noticed is how very Flat (I think as you said) the RAW images are at Strong and 400 vs off and adjusting for highlights manually or EC using Provia Std. Nikon uses the term Active D Lighting, for Canon users it is called Highlight Tone Priority, and Fujifilm prefers to call it Dynamic Range. HDR – High Dynamic Range – blends multiple photos of different exposures. Some photographers like really flat, low-contrast photos. Hi Rick, yes that’s right. Hell, I can’t even see that. You could also create some custom modes for different looks/shooting conditions. But for those who really want to take advantage of this feature, I hope this article helps. Unfortunately, you cannot bump the dynamic range up, only down. maybe I am a bit dull here….but this seems a bit complicated and takes joy out of capturing the images. The camera processor then “pushes” the exposure back up to where it should have been, but minimizes the push in the highlights area. As I understand it, and that’s not claiming much, the lower the ISO the better the dynamic range. I’m a Big Fan of DRP, and push it all of the time, especially when I see landscapes with burned out Sun areas! Have a great trip to Africa! I’ve done some more testing with every RAW converter I can find and have found that some apply the settings and some don’t. If you want some more evenly toned photos, you could just leave both DR and ISO in Auto. Dynamic Range Priority is a completely different setting found only in the X-H1 and X-T3/30.