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ajd1170 Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Apr 2004Fri 12-Apr-13 03:41 AM
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"EV values: Exposure Compensation & Bracketing"


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As long as we agree that there are no stupid questions:

I understand exposure compensation and I understand bracketing, but what is confusing me is the statement, on pg. 135 of the D7100 manual regarding bracketing, that "Modifications to exposure are added to those made with exposure compensation, making it possible to achieve exposure compensation values of more than 5 EV."

Suppose I set EC to +3 and Bracketing to -1-0-+1, what EV values would I get?

Would you please give me an explanation of how this would work, and show an example of it? I would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks.

A. J.

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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Fri 12-Apr-13 03:49 AM
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#1. "RE: EV values: Exposure Compensation & Bracketing"
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Whatever you set EC to becomes the 0 in the bracketing series.

So, in your example starting with +3EV you get exposures of +2 - +3 - +4 EV over the cameras meter reading.

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Fri 12-Apr-13 03:57 AM
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Continuing with this example, if you were to then take another three frames at EV-1, for values -2 -1 0, you then get six shots totaling
-2 -1 0 +2 +3 +4
which can work nicely if you are doing HDR inputs.

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ajd1170 Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Apr 2004Fri 12-Apr-13 05:04 AM
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#4. "RE: EV values: Exposure Compensation & Bracketing"
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Dave & Joseph:

Thanks very much for your very clear and understandable explanations. After digesting what you said, I think I finally have a handle on the process. I don't see why Nikon could not have made it as clear.

Thanks again.

A. J.

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