Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
I think you need to familiarise yourself with reading ambient lighting as landscapes are very light dependent. If you are consistently getting clipped highlights so much thet they actually ruin your photos, chances are you were shooting in less than ideal lighting conditions.
This is the best reply. If you're doing landscape during a trip, you need to make the sacrifice to wake up really early or stay late to catch the golden minutes. No matter what you're shooting, tiny sensor or MF sensor or film, if the dynamic range is too great no camera will be able to catch all the highlight and shadow details without HDR process.

I just bought a NEX and Sony's HDR DRO is really good for situations where you can't stay. But still, for getting serious landscape picture, I will always wait for twilight and avoid HDR.