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Bracketing with D7000

Fire Guy

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Fire Guy Registered since 18th Nov 2012
Wed 28-Nov-12 01:25 PM

I'm brand new to Nikonians so not sure if I'm doing anything correctly at the moment! Wondering if the D7000 will allow me to bracket exposures with more than three (3) shots...? Some photogs I know who use other equipment tell their camera to take 5, 7, even 9 shots of the same scene, each with a different shutter speed or aperture or, perhaps even, ISO... It seems to me that my D7000 will only allow me to take three (3) shots... Am I right, or what am I missing...? Cliff Harvey (Fire Guy)

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elec164

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#1. "RE: Bracketing with D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

elec164 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009
Wed 28-Nov-12 12:39 PM

Short answer is no, it can only bracket three shots.

This was discussed some time ago and a few offered their work around to this issue.

You may be interested in reading about it in this thread .

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tekneektom

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#2. "RE: Bracketing with D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

tekneektom Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Winner in the Annual Nikonians Best Images Contest 2015 Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011
Wed 28-Nov-12 02:00 PM

Cliff,

You're limited to a single burst of 3 exposures. However, if you're on a tripod and capturing landscape or other fixed objects you can fire a 3 burst set of images and then change shutter speed and fire another 3 burst set. Typically, you change shutter speed, not aperture as changing aperture would alter depth of field.

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Fire Guy

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#3. "RE: Bracketing with D7000" | In response to Reply # 2

Fire Guy Registered since 18th Nov 2012
Wed 28-Nov-12 02:44 PM

Kinda what I figured, yes... Thanks Tom...!

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Fire Guy

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#4. "RE: Bracketing with D7000" | In response to Reply # 1

Fire Guy Registered since 18th Nov 2012
Wed 28-Nov-12 02:45 PM

Thanks... Kinda what I figured... Brand new to Nikonians, so I need to get used to how questions get asked, how to call up the answers, etc...! Thanks for the help...! Cliff

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N4TVC

Burke, US
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#5. "RE: Bracketing with D7000" | In response to Reply # 3

N4TVC Registered since 15th Jul 2006
Wed 28-Nov-12 07:18 PM

Welcome to Nikonians, Fire Guy. You'll like the help you can get from all these knowledgable folks.

Enjoy,

Charles

Fire Guy

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Fire Guy Registered since 18th Nov 2012
Wed 28-Nov-12 08:35 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome Charles... I look forward to spending lots of time learning from others...! Cliff

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four eighty sparky

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#7. "RE: Bracketing with D7000" | In response to Reply # 0

four eighty sparky Registered since 08th Apr 2011
Wed 28-Nov-12 11:29 PM

How to you get 9 frame bracketing on the D7000:


You only need to make three quick adjustments to your camera before shooting:
(1) set the Mode to A
(2) set the Release mode to CH
(3) set Bracketing to 3F in 1.0 EV increments.

To set up U1 and U2 for a 9-frame bracket spaced 1 EV apart (YOU ONLY DO THIS ONCE):
* Set mode dial to A (Aperture priority)&
* Set Shutter release mode = CH (continuous high speed)
* Custom setting e6 -> Bracketing order = Under, Meter, Over;
* ISO = Auto
* Bracketing = 3F in 1.0 EV increments
* turn the Exposure comp dial to -3 EV
* Setup Menu -> Save user settings -> U1
* turn the Exposure comp dial to +3EV
* Setup Menu -> Save user settings -> U2
You are done setting up U1 and U2. Be sure to set Exposure comp dial back to 0 EV, set bracketing to 0F, and set the Shutter release mode to whatever you normally keep it at.

Now say you stumble on a scene that calls for HDR.
(1) Set the Mode to A
(2) set Bracketing to 3F in 1.0 EV increments
(3) set the release mode to CH.
Now press the shutter release button three times:
(1) once with Mode dial set to U1
(2) once with Mode dial set to A
(3) once with Mode dial set to U2
This creates nine exposures in the following order (relative to normal exposure):
-4EV -3EV -2EV -1EV 0EV +1EV +2EV +3EV +4EV.
After shooting, review the histograms and possibly select a subset of the nine shots, deleting others.
The procedure is similar for setting up a 5-frame bracket, and is easy to figure out once you understand the 9-frame setup.

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Fire Guy

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#8. "RE: Bracketing with D7000" | In response to Reply # 7

Fire Guy Registered since 18th Nov 2012
Wed 28-Nov-12 11:42 PM

Thanks sparky...! Found this from an earlier answer and will try it out first thing in the morning...! You guys ROCK...! Fire Guy

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