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D4 Auto Bracketing Trick


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Sun 10-Feb-13 02:51 AM | edited Sun 10-Feb-13 02:57 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 must be greater than 1, but other than that the value doesn't matter. See page 144 of the English Nikon Manual.

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

A similar trick works with the D800, but for the D800 the number of shots doesn't matter at all.

Thanks to Dennis on PlanetNikon for this trick. He mentioned it in comments about his new D4.

Gary in SE Michigan, USA.
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