Please advice how to set up the D2Xs when I want to shoot in Bracket mode continuous (BKT/CL) and mirror lock up in the same time (M-UP)? The problem is that CL and M-UP are sharing the same dial. There must be some solution right? BTW:I am using MC-30 to fire the camera when bracketting.
Bracketing only requires you to 'set' the values you want (number of exposures, and increment of compensation). It does not require the 'mode' dial to be in any particular position.
Set 'mode' to mirror-up and start shooting (its not locked up -- that requires that the camera be turned off to reset the mirror). While in MU, the camera will automatically fire 30 seconds after pressing the shutter release (or cable) if you don't depress the shutter a second time.
Thanks for your reply Jess. I was just wandering if I could have bracketing done with one press of the remote, where camera setup to bracket and Cl will fire all three (or more) shots on its own, and have the mirror-up done in the same time. I guess that is not possible.
I can confirm that it is not possible, probably because it is not desirable. One would use Mirror up to reduce vibrations caused by the mirror moving out the way. It actualy can take several seconds for these vibrations to attenuate, thus firing on continuous at best will leave you with vibrations and at worst set up new harmonics of vibrations as new vibrations meet old.
I use CH for my HDR landscapes using all 9 captures at 1 stop difference captured in RAW. Thus in a couple of seconds you have an HDR capture.
I use Mirror up and bracketing for my macro shots with the remote. I leave 5 seconds between each press of the button. In this instance I use -1, 0, +1. I do not find the 6 remote presses too onorous.
>I can confirm that it is not possible, probably because it >is not desirable. One would use Mirror up to reduce >vibrations caused by the mirror moving out the way. It >actualy can take several seconds for these vibrations to >attenuate, thus firing on continuous at best will leave you >with vibrations and at worst set up new harmonics of >vibrations as new vibrations meet old.
Try setting your exposure delay to ON. This will delay the start of the exposure by about .4 of a second and can act as a "poor man's" mirror lock up. It doesn't work as well as mirror lock up because you can delay the exposure start up to 30" with mirror lock up. However, the exposure delay does provide some time for the mirror to come up before the exposure starts. I haven't tried it with continuous shooting, but it should work.