Scott’s personal experience: I’ve been shooting photography since 1995 starting with film. Since I went digital these are the cameras I’ve owned:
- Canon D60 6.1 megapixel from 2002
- Canon Rebel xti
- Canon 7D
- Canon t4i
- Ricoh GR
- Fuji xt10
I’ve known how to get proper exposure since 1995. Have I messed up? Yes, plenty of times. Do I think my photography is all that plus a bag of chips? He’ll No! I learn something new every day and every week and I love helping others learn. However, never once have I really cared all that much about dynamic range. I’ve never once had a client care about the dynamic range in my camera.
If you’re more concerned with dynamic range than getting the proper exposure you’ve been misled. If you’re a professional and you’re feeling the same way, you may need to go find something else to do.
As Amar would say…
“Stay blessed and go create your magic!”