HDR/D700 with 2-stop bracketing
I have just started trying my luck with HDR and am impressed so far. (D700, Photomatix Pro, Capture CNX2.)
I notice that Photomatix advise setting the +/- bracketing steps at 2 stops. But the D700 only allows 1 stop. So, I believe, does the D800.
Is this a disadvantage? If it is, can it be solved other than by manually resetting the stops for each shot (unattractive)?
Thanks for any comments.
#1. "RE: HDR/D700 with 2-stop bracketing " | In response to Reply # 0
jrp Charter MemberSun 28-Jul-13 09:33 AM | edited Sun 28-Jul-13 09:34 AM by jrp
You can set the number of shots and the EV value steps.
Custom setting e5. Auto bracketing.
Then see Custom setting b2 which regulates the size of the steps or exposure interval.
Best HDR I've seen is made with 9 shots and 2 f-stops steps.
I have a pending exercise on this, with my D700.
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#4. "RE: HDR/D700 with 2-stop bracketing " | In response to Reply # 1
wwp512 Nikonian since 28th Dec 2007Tue 30-Jul-13 05:00 PM
>Best HDR I've seen is made with 9 shots and 2 f-stops steps.
>I have a pending exercise on this, with my D700.
I am new at this and needs help understanding the practicality of this:
at + and - 8 stops, starting at 1/25 shutter speed, thats going from 1/8000 to 8 sec. exposure, is that right?
I've done +/- 4 stops, from 1/500, the range is 1/25-1/8000, at these ss I can hand-hold the camera on auto-bracketing and H-burst. Photomatix seemed to do a pretty good job.
This is a 3 frames HDR at +/- 2 stops tonemapped
Attachment #1, (jpg file)
#3. "RE: HDR/D700 with 2-stop bracketing " | In response to Reply # 0
Just use -4,-2,0,+2,+4 and ignore the odd numbered exposures for your HDR. You will not see any difference between the result of this sequence and using them all and in some cases sharpness of the HDR might even be improved.