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Bracket in 2EV steps

dankeny

Roland, US
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dankeny Gold Member Nikonian since 29th May 2006
Mon 27-Sep-10 08:54 PM

I don't know how many of you care, but I find the 1EV steps too small for many occassions (especially shooting for HDR). I'm happy to see bracketing in 2EV steps on the D7000.

Speaking of HDR, Maybe I'll wait for the D9000 which will (in my dreams) support HDR by taking 5 different exposures simultaneously and pick the best exposure for each pixel automatically, 25 EV of DR as well as eliminate noise by multiple pixel parity (Brian's idea).

David

mikeon

Örebro, SE
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#1. "RE: Bracket in 2EV steps" | In response to Reply # 0

mikeon Registered since 01st Oct 2004
Tue 28-Sep-10 04:41 AM | edited Tue 28-Sep-10 04:42 AM by mikeon

Actually this is the only drawback that I have found in the specs about the D7000. Two solutions would make me happy: Bracketing in 2EV (as D90) or possibility to shoot 5 shots in the bracketing sequence (as D300/D300s and others)

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enesunkie

Buffalo, US
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#2. "RE: Bracket in 2EV steps" | In response to Reply # 1

enesunkie Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2008
Wed 29-Sep-10 07:54 PM

This Nikon USA site states:
"Exposure Bracketing - 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1 or 2 EV"

http://nikonusa.com/...468/D7000.html#tab-ProductDetail.ProductTabs.TechSpecs

The imaging.nikon.com site shows:
"Exposure bracketing - 2 to 3 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV"

http://imaging.nikon.com/...s/imaging/lineup/digitalcamera/slr/d7000/spec.htm
I suspect this site is the one that needs correction.

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mikeon

Örebro, SE
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#3. "RE: Bracket in 2EV steps" | In response to Reply # 2

mikeon Registered since 01st Oct 2004
Mon 04-Oct-10 02:52 PM | edited Mon 04-Oct-10 02:54 PM by mikeon

I hope you're right, and you seem to be. I just checked
http://imaging.nikon.com/products/imaging/lineup/digitalcamera/slr/d7000/spec.htm
and the now have updated the information: up to ±2 EV. Makes me happy !!!

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MstrBones

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#4. "RE: Bracket in 2EV steps" | In response to Reply # 0

MstrBones Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2005
Mon 04-Oct-10 11:43 PM

David,

Some of the best software for HDR prefers you shoot in 1 stop increments and they openly state it. That said, yes, two stop, 3 shot increments work, but the results are coarser.

Just a perspective.

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KnightPhoto

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#5. "RE: Bracket in 2EV steps" | In response to Reply # 4

KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006
Tue 05-Oct-10 09:38 PM

Hi David,
Do you happen to know where Photomatix stands on this? At this point in my journey into HDR I haven't detected what is best (3 shots or 5).

Best regards, SteveK

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donfaulk

Madison, US
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#6. "RE: Bracket in 2EV steps" | In response to Reply # 5

donfaulk Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Aug 2009
Wed 06-Oct-10 11:33 AM

The documentation for Photomatix 4.0 reads: "Set the exposure increment to +/- 2 for optimal exposure range. If your camera does not offer +/- 2 exposure increments, select the maximum possible. Consult the camera manual for model-specific instructions for choosing this setting."
However, it goes on to suggest not 3 (+/-2 EV) bracketed exposures but rather 5 in cases where the scene is extremely contrasty.

Don F.

MstrBones

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#7. "RE: Bracket in 2EV steps" | In response to Reply # 6

MstrBones Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Dec 2005
Wed 06-Oct-10 12:06 PM

Steve, Don,

When I said the best HDR software, I was not talking about Photomatix, which I think is a rather inferior product.

The best HDR product out there is Picturenaut and if one takes the time to make some direct comparisions, it does not take long to determine which software produces the best results in color accuracy and

So, Picturenaut prefers one stop increments and preferably 7 to 9 images.

Ever wonder why the better Nikon cameras work this way?

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