I don't know how many of you care, but I find the 1EV steps too small for many occassions (especially shooting for HDR). I'm happy to see bracketing in 2EV steps on the D7000.
Speaking of HDR, Maybe I'll wait for the D9000 which will (in my dreams) support HDR by taking 5 different exposures simultaneously and pick the best exposure for each pixel automatically, 25 EV of DR as well as eliminate noise by multiple pixel parity (Brian's idea).
Tue 28-Sep-10 04:41 AM | edited Tue 28-Sep-10 04:42 AM by mikeon
Actually this is the only drawback that I have found in the specs about the D7000. Two solutions would make me happy: Bracketing in 2EV (as D90) or possibility to shoot 5 shots in the bracketing sequence (as D300/D300s and others)
/Mikael ----------------------- D800 & D7000 user (Sweden)
The documentation for Photomatix 4.0 reads: "Set the exposure increment to +/- 2 for optimal exposure range. If your camera does not offer +/- 2 exposure increments, select the maximum possible. Consult the camera manual for model-specific instructions for choosing this setting." However, it goes on to suggest not 3 (+/-2 EV) bracketed exposures but rather 5 in cases where the scene is extremely contrasty.
When I said the best HDR software, I was not talking about Photomatix, which I think is a rather inferior product.
The best HDR product out there is Picturenaut and if one takes the time to make some direct comparisions, it does not take long to determine which software produces the best results in color accuracy and
So, Picturenaut prefers one stop increments and preferably 7 to 9 images.
Ever wonder why the better Nikon cameras work this way?