(10-03-2018, 07:37 AM)Brightcolours Wrote: And yes, I can type it a 100 times: I do not care at all about pulling shadows many stops.I do not get that unattractive fad. So, do I care if whichever camera/brand/sensor shows blotches/noise banding/noiser results than another when pulling shadows many stops? No.
I'm sorry but this is downright arrogance. Just the fact that you cannot drive Porsche to its full potential doesn't mean it is a useless sport car or "just a fad". The fact that you yourself are not able to use the dynamic range creatively in no way proves it is not highly important for many photographers who are able to really take a full benefit of this possibility. So no, it is neither fad nor a secondary sensor feature, it is actually one on the key sensor aspects for many which translates to much more flexibility in post-processing. When used properly, it eliminates the need of using external lights in many cases, it is also highly important for landscape shooters and it allows to draw complex scenes in detail with both highlights and deep shadows. Also, selective adjustments with high DR open many new creative possibilities and no, I'm not talking about "painting in Photoshop" - I'm talking about creative photography.
In general, there is no question the more dynamic range in the sensor, the better. The highest ideal is to have sensors with the range of human eye which is about 20 stops if I can remember correctly. For now, certainly having 14,5 stops (D750) or almost 15 stops (D850) at your disposal is much better for practical use than the rather poor 11,9 (6D mark II) when post-processing RAW files, I think that is out of question.
All the time I have a feeling that you just need to blindly defend your choice. I have never said 6D is a bad camera unable to take great pictures in skilled hands, better than unsklilled hands with D850 for instance. But please try to be a bit more objective with your views. We are all photographers or photo enthusiast in the end and we should have something in common - that "something" shoud be "guild pride".
Have a nice day.