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wcnikonian

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wcnikonian Registered since 06th Oct 2009
Wed 21-Sep-11 03:05 AM

Is it possible to set the D7000 to do more than three shots in bracketing? How do I set it? Thanks

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DeanAZ

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#1. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 0

DeanAZ Gold Member Expert nature photographer Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007
Wed 21-Sep-11 04:33 AM

Sorry, but three is all you get in a single burst. You may consider changing the base exposure compensation in between a pair of bursts. For a static scene this could give you six shots evenly spaced.

As an example, you could shoot a 3 exposure bracket at 2EV spacing and then dial in a -1EV compensation and shoot the second bracket set. this will yield exposures of -2 0 +2 and -3 -1 +1. Sorted {-3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2} this gives a bias towards exposing to bring out highlight detail. You could also choose base compensations of 0EV and +1EV to bias towards exposing for shadow detail where you would get exposures of {-2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3}.

I have one of my U slots set up for landscape bracketing and can fire off the first set, spin the exposure three clicks and fire off the second set without looking at the controls. Someone else also suggested setting each one of the U positions to accommodate this same sort of scheme by only moving the mode dial one position.

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wcnikonian

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#2. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 1

wcnikonian Registered since 05th Oct 2009
Wed 21-Sep-11 11:41 AM

Thanks, very helpful suggestion.

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michalaase

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#3. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 1

michalaase Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Apr 2011
Thu 22-Sep-11 09:37 PM

«…Someone else also suggested setting each one of the U positions to accommodate this same sort of scheme by only moving the mode dial one position.…»

This is how I done just that;
U1 = BKT 3F 1.0 with exposure compensation -2EV
U2 = exactly same, but with exposure compensation +1EV

This way I can have a 6 shot bracketing series; -3, -2, -1, 0, +1 and +2 EV just by moving the mode wheel 1 step. -and it really works fine for me !

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DeanAZ

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#4. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 3

DeanAZ Gold Member Expert nature photographer Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007
Thu 22-Sep-11 10:05 PM

Great, Michal. I know your method is simple and easy to use but I'd rather not tie up both U1 and U2 for HDR. By using just one of the U positions I can leave it at a base exposure of 0EV so I can use it for standard bracketing purposes also. When I want to get 6 shots for HDR I will change the EV spacing from 1.0 to 2.0 and I'm ready to go. Both methods will work but consider the ways in which you may want to use your U positions with the amount of HDR you are shooting as this is certainly a user preference.

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scrumpy

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#5. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 4

scrumpy Basic Member
Mon 26-Sep-11 05:51 PM

Thanks, guys. Two excellent suggestions, I will try both and see which works best for me...


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wrgh089330 Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Dec 2010
Thu 01-Dec-11 11:18 AM

Good fix,Dean. Thanks.

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paddlenut

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paddlenut Registered since 08th Oct 2011
Tue 06-Dec-11 01:25 PM

I love this site..great ideas
thanks

Joseph Bautsch

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#8. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 7

Joseph Bautsch Registered since 15th Oct 2009
Wed 05-Sep-12 06:34 AM

I hope you are only changing the shutter speed with those EV settings and not the aperture. If you are changing the aperture then you are also changing the depth of field with each shot and in some circumstances you can wind up with a not so sharp HDR photo. I would recommend locking in the aperture and let the camera make the EV exposures using shutter speed.

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PAStime

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#9. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 1

PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009
Wed 05-Sep-12 09:39 AM


>I have one of my U slots set up for landscape bracketing and
>can fire off the first set, spin the exposure three clicks and

I think I understand this... you are shooting in M mode then, right?

Great advice by the way in this thread.

Peter

DeanAZ

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#10. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 9

DeanAZ Gold Member Expert nature photographer Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007
Thu 06-Sep-12 03:01 AM

No, Peter, I use A-priority mode for bracketed sets. The camera varies the shutter speed to achieve the appropriate exposure setting. I've never actually tried bracketing in M mode. I don't think it will work unless it varies the ISO??? Not a good plan for HDR in my opinion.

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#11. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 10

PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009
Thu 06-Sep-12 09:56 AM

>No, Peter, I use A-priority mode for bracketed sets. The
>camera varies the shutter speed to achieve the appropriate
>exposure setting.

Yes, OK, A priority makes sense to me.

But I am having difficulty understanding the change made in between the two sets of three exposures. I would think that if you are in anything but manual, and you spin the dial three clicks in between both sets of 3 bracketed exposures, wouldn't the three sets be identical in terms of variations around the correct exposure?

>I've never actually tried bracketing in M
>mode. I don't think it will work unless it varies the ISO???
>Not a good plan for HDR in my opinion.

I have zero experience with bracketing... I would think that one would want to vary shutter and/or ISO and leave aperture unchanged during bracketing. This would maintain consistent depth of field (and perhaps focal length too as that varies a bit with aperture).

Time for me to learn this and give it a try!

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Peter


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DeanAZ

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#12. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 11

DeanAZ Gold Member Expert nature photographer Nikonian since 28th Apr 2007
Thu 06-Sep-12 11:00 AM | edited Thu 06-Sep-12 11:00 AM by DeanAZ

In A-mode, you fix the aperture for all of the multiple shots. When I say to spin the exposure I am referring to the exposure compensation button on the top of the camera and the spin part is the rear command dial. The setting here determines the base exposure for the 3 shot bracket and the bracket feature then varies the shutter speed to under expose, normal expose and over expose.

Don't change the aperture as the perspective will vary.
Don't change the ISO as you will introduce more noise than you want.
Don't change the zoom.
Don't change the focus point and instead lock it in, you're on a tripod shooting a landscape, right?

Give it a try...

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PAStime

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#13. "RE: Auto bracketing" | In response to Reply # 12

PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009
Thu 06-Sep-12 11:33 PM

>When I say to spin the exposure I am referring to the
>exposure compensation button

That clears up my confusion, thanks!

Peter

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