So I've been toying with some HDR type shots recently and discovered that I can't exactly use the shutter release with the multi-shot capability.
I'm in Manual mode and I've enabled bracketing at 2 full stops in either direction. ISO is at 100, everything else checks out fine. I don't want to touch the camera once it's setup for obvious reasons, but for some reason the remote won't work with the multi-shot option.
As I understand it, (which could be completely wrong) you need multishot enabled while you shoot bracketed photos because you must hold the shutter release down while you shoot. When you hold it down, it takes your pre-determined amount of pictures in the increments of your choosing. So, my question is, am I correct that I can't use the shutter release with bracketing or am I doing something wrong? The manual isn't very helpful on weird tech issues like this.. Perhaps I need to be in Aperture priority?
Short answer yes. On my D3x, if the shutter release is held down long enough to take a full set of bracketed images it doesn't matter if it is the shutter button or release. That said if you are looking to shoot an HDR timed release series you will have to make sure you can program the timer to use a long enough release to capture the full series. I don't have a programmable time release remote to test with but assume if it had a release timed setting (say 30sec, or bulb for a really long series) longer than the series takes to shoot it should work.
Hope that helps,
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>I think you can also set the mode to single shot and just hit >the button 3 times.
Oh, you know what, I did not even think about that. I suppose I'll have to try that tomorrow..
I'll play around with some other things that I don't think will work as well, but it seems stupid that the 5100 wouldn't let you use the IR release to take a threesome of photos.. Another dumbass thing I think Nikon did was restrict HDR to JPEG only. WTF!? I thought you were supposed to use RAW because there's a better chance of correcting and modifying the end result than with JPEG. Boggles my dang mind..
I wish I knew a thing or two about toning, everyone's pictures always look so much more polished than mine do. Maybe they're using more pictures (upwards of 5?) to crop together instead of my usual 3, or perhaps they just know Photomatix/CS5 better than I do *shrug*
>Another dumbass thing I think Nikon did was restrict HDR to >JPEG only.
I doubt it is technically feasible to combine two NEF images in-camera; I'm not surprised this feature works with JPEG only. But you're right that, if you're making an HDR image using post-processing software, it's best to start with RAW image files.
>I wish I knew a thing or two about toning, everyone's pictures >always look so much more polished than mine do.
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>>Another dumbass thing I think Nikon did was restrict HDR >to >>JPEG only. > >I doubt it is technically feasible to combine two NEF images >in-camera; I'm not surprised this feature works with JPEG >only. But you're right that, if you're making an HDR image >using post-processing software, it's best to start with RAW >image files. > >>I wish I knew a thing or two about toning, everyone's >pictures >>always look so much more polished than mine do. > >Please check out our >>Software Forum] for much more information on this topic
Valid points, sir. I forgot to mention I also hate how you need to reset the HDR after EVERY SINGLE shot! What's the point of that?!
I try to simply bracket if I have a subject that is immobile such as a house, brick wall, mailbox, flower etc. If I have something like a house I'm trying to shoot from a parked car where camera shake is inevitable, I'll use the built in HDR feature. But seeing as how you can bracket, what really is the point? I suppose for people who are too lazy or don't know enough to use the bracketing. Thanks for the link, I'll check that out.
I guess Nikon's logic about the HDR feature is to protect people from themselves. In most of our camera-related forums, we already get regular posts from those who have forgotten to turn off the bracketing feature. They wonder whey one shot is about right, then the one is too dark and the next too bright. But at least they have one shot out of three that is OK. With HDR left on by mistake, the original shot would be lost forever.