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Is it possible to shoot in DoF bracketing mode?

daniel_browning

Vancouver, US
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daniel_browning Registered since 21st Mar 2012
Sat 21-Apr-12 11:27 PM

Is there a way to configure Nikon cameras (such as my D800) for what could be called a "DoF bracketing" mode? I want to take multiple shots with the same metering, but different DoF. For example, a three shot burst of:

f/1.4, 1/60, iso 100
f/2.0, 1/60, iso 200
f/2.8, 1/60, iso 400

At other times, I'd prefer to have the same exposure instead of the same metering:

f/1.4, 1/4000, iso 100
f/2.0, 1/2000, iso 100
f/2.8, 1/1000, iso 100

Right now the closest I can get is to have different exposure *and* different metering. I'm using M mode, with the "aperture first" custom function (instead of the default of "shutter first"). So I get the following bursts:

f/1.4, 1/4000, iso 100
f/2.0, 1/4000, iso 100
f/2.8, 1/4000, iso 100

However, this is suboptimal for both image quality (noise) and post processing time (adjusting brightness).

Thanks in advanced for the assistance.

G