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Bracketing Main Command Dial Question

GaryPk

Bailey, US
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GaryPk Silver Member Nikonian since 01st May 2012
Fri 26-Oct-12 06:31 PM

I tried not to ask this question and read the Manual p307-308 and even the section in the David Baush book (which left me more confused) ... so what is happening when I hold down the bracket button and turn the main command dial clockwise and get the +/- numbers? Thank you ..

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RECONLEY

Marietta, US
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#1. "RE: Bracketing Main Command Dial Question" | In response to Reply # 0

RECONLEY Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Jun 2012
Fri 26-Oct-12 05:08 PM | edited Fri 26-Oct-12 05:42 PM by RECONLEY

It is telling you the number of bracketed shots and showing you, graphically, the distribution of those shots around 0 EV. The other dial will be used to select the EV of bracketed shot spacing.

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GaryPk

Bailey, US
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#2. "RE: Bracketing Main Command Dial Question" | In response to Reply # 1

GaryPk Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Apr 2012
Fri 26-Oct-12 07:19 PM

So what will it do If I set it to -3 ? Or +2 ?

Thanks ...

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#3. "RE: Bracketing Main Command Dial Question" | In response to Reply # 2

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 2006
Fri 26-Oct-12 08:57 PM

The number in front of the F is the number of frames in the bracket sequence. A negative sign means that all the frames will be underexposed; a plus sign means all will be overexposed. No sign means you will get one shot at the correct metering and half underexposed and half overexposed.

The number after the F is the exposure difference between each frame.

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Joseph K
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GaryPk

Bailey, US
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#4. "RE: Bracketing Main Command Dial Question" | In response to Reply # 3

GaryPk Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Apr 2012
Fri 26-Oct-12 09:26 PM

Got it ... Thank you, Gary

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