Trafalgar Square, Sun, D800E – the perfect combination?

Not really – Trafalgar square in the sun has beaten the dynamic range (DR) of too many cameras I’ve previously owned. So think of this as more of a torture test.

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I think the last time I visited I was testing the DR expansion function on my X-Pro1 and was amazed at how impossible it (seemingly) was to take a photo of the square from the National Gallery side of the square.

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What I was expecting was the random performers and musicians who gently prey on the tourists who flow through the square.

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What I wasn’t expecting was the filming of a new Bollywood movie in the middle of a busy, hot Trafalgar Square. I have to say I felt sorry for the cast and crew – it was incredibly hot in the sun and goons like me were getting in the way left right and centre.

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The scene was some kind of crazy dance routine and clearly dozens of extras had been outfitted appropriately!

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In any event, lots of fun. And the dynamic range of this sensor is just stunning. That’s why it is worth going full frame. Now all I need to get is a new shoulder and back so I can carry it everyday…

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Taken with my D800E, Zeiss 21mm, Sigma 35mm and Nikon 50mm F1.4

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