By accident I discovered the limits of the dynamic range on my Sony A7 R111 digital camera whilst I was on a recent landscape photo session in Waitpinga in South Australia late this summer (mid-February).
Even though I was photographing in the early morning light, the camera could not cope with the dynamic range between the deep shadows at the base of the cliffs and the highlights of the sun in the clouds. Using Lightroom 6 I was able to recover the detail at the base of the cliffs in post processing, but not in the highlights.
The pictures that I made when I was at the foot of the cliffs that morning were similar, only the highlights were even more burnt out. I did not realize this had happened until I uploaded the digital files onto the computer's hard disc and looked at the images on the computer screen. I eventually deleted these. I had to admit to being somewhat surprised. Taken back actually.