Dynamic range is sort of like the new megapixels in 2019: it is the camera spec that a lot of photographers use as a benchmark to compare different bodies. But how much does it really matter when it comes down to it? This great video examines the concept and if it is something you should obsess about.
Coming to you from James Popsys, this interesting video examines the concept of dynamic range and if it really matters that much. Modern camera bodies generally have about 13 to 15 stops of dynamic range at their base ISOs, and that leaves a lot of room for pushing files around in post if needed or desired. This can be very useful for a few reasons. For landscape photographers looking to capture a scene with a wide range of tonal values, it can be the difference between capturing everything in one shot or having to go through the tedium of bracketing and blending. For events or portrait photographers, it can mean being able to protect the highlights and still pull up the shadows in post for a more balanced image. Nonetheless, there might be a point where enough is enough. Check out the video above for Popsys' full thoughts.