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Old 08-30-2007   #11
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Hi Pavel, long time no see. Hope everything is well with you.

Were you in Italy again.

" One thing....don't confuse Dynamic Range with bit depth...not the same thing...lots of people make this mistake".

Very true, I used to confuse these two things myself.
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From my admittedly fuzzy memory of binary notation, 12 bits is 2^12 (4096) and 14 bits is 2^14 (16,384). If that translates into intensity levels then it should make for a smoother gradation in levels, as Max seems to be indicating from his prints. I should also expect it to give more latitude when making adjustments. Definitely a case of, if you can get it then take it. More bits is usually a good thing.
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From my admittedly fuzzy memory of binary notation, 12 bits is 2^12 (4096) and 14 bits is 2^14 (16,384). If that translates into intensity levels then it should make for a smoother gradation in levels, as Max seems to be indicating from his prints. I should also expect it to give more latitude when making adjustments. Definitely a case of, if you can get it then take it. More bits is usually a good thing.

Yes, all correct....also, the bigger bit depth means less "rounding issues when doing post processing manipulations...less combing and the introduction of other digital artifacts....it's all good....bring on 16 bit please!
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Hi Pavel, long time no see. Hope everything is well with you.

Were you in Italy again.

" One thing....don't confuse Dynamic Range with bit depth...not the same thing...lots of people make this mistake".

Very true, I used to confuse these two things myself.

Been on vacation for a month...road trip USA...took a photographic sabbatical too...makes for an increase in the artistic juices big time....


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