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D800 Auto Bracketing Trick

gpoole

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"D800 Auto Bracketing Trick"

gpoole Platinum 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. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundrasing Campaing 2014 Writer Ribbon awarded for his article contributions for the Articles library and the eZine Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004
Sun 10-Feb-13 02:45 AM | edited Sun 10-Feb-13 02:59 AM by gpoole

If you use the self timer with Auto Bracketing, all the exposures will be taken with a single shutter press. The first image will be taken after the Self-timer delay in CSM C3. The Interval between shots in CSM C3 will be used for the rest of the shots. The CSM C3 Number of shots setting is ignored with Auto Bracketing. See page 136 in the English Nikon manual.

This allows for hands off HDR bracketing without a remoter shutter release.

A similar trick works with the D4, but on the D4 the Number of shots in CSM C3 must be greater than 1,

Thanks to Dennis on PlanetNikon for this trick. He mentioned it in comments about his new D4. I discovered it also works with a D800.

Note that neither Darrell Young (Digital Darrell) or Thom Hogan mention this in their D800 guides.

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