I'm brand new to Nikonians so not sure if I'm doing anything correctly at the moment! Wondering if the D7000 will allow me to bracket exposures with more than three (3) shots...? Some photogs I know who use other equipment tell their camera to take 5, 7, even 9 shots of the same scene, each with a different shutter speed or aperture or, perhaps even, ISO... It seems to me that my D7000 will only allow me to take three (3) shots... Am I right, or what am I missing...? Cliff Harvey (Fire Guy)
You're limited to a single burst of 3 exposures. However, if you're on a tripod and capturing landscape or other fixed objects you can fire a 3 burst set of images and then change shutter speed and fire another 3 burst set. Typically, you change shutter speed, not aperture as changing aperture would alter depth of field.
You only need to make three quick adjustments to your camera before shooting: (1) set the Mode to A (2) set the Release mode to CH (3) set Bracketing to 3F in 1.0 EV increments.
To set up U1 and U2 for a 9-frame bracket spaced 1 EV apart (YOU ONLY DO THIS ONCE): * Set mode dial to A (Aperture priority)& * Set Shutter release mode = CH (continuous high speed) * Custom setting e6 -> Bracketing order = Under, Meter, Over; * ISO = Auto * Bracketing = 3F in 1.0 EV increments * turn the Exposure comp dial to -3 EV * Setup Menu -> Save user settings -> U1 * turn the Exposure comp dial to +3EV * Setup Menu -> Save user settings -> U2 You are done setting up U1 and U2. Be sure to set Exposure comp dial back to 0 EV, set bracketing to 0F, and set the Shutter release mode to whatever you normally keep it at.
Now say you stumble on a scene that calls for HDR. (1) Set the Mode to A (2) set Bracketing to 3F in 1.0 EV increments (3) set the release mode to CH. Now press the shutter release button three times: (1) once with Mode dial set to U1 (2) once with Mode dial set to A (3) once with Mode dial set to U2 This creates nine exposures in the following order (relative to normal exposure): -4EV -3EV -2EV -1EV 0EV +1EV +2EV +3EV +4EV. After shooting, review the histograms and possibly select a subset of the nine shots, deleting others. The procedure is similar for setting up a 5-frame bracket, and is easy to figure out once you understand the 9-frame setup.
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