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Be careful with BKT vs ISO controls

ljordan316

Inverness, US
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ljordan316 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2010
Wed 09-May-12 11:36 AM | edited Wed 09-May-12 01:12 PM by ljordan316

If you are accustomed to the ISO control on the D300 or D700 and you are upgrading to the D800, be careful of confusing the ISO and BKT controls while shooting HDR when the camera is too high for you to read the top LCD screen.

The BKT bracket button is now where the ISO button was on the D300 and D700. If you press BKT by mistake when the camera is up at your eye level and start turning the command and sub-command dials, you will be getting a different set of frames than you intended.

You cannot tell through the viewfinder how many bracket frames you have dialed in. You can only see that BKT is turned on. You have to use the Info button to display the information on the monitor and that screen is hard to read in bright daylight.

If you press the ISO button by mistake and turn the sub-command dial, you will change between ISO and AUTO-ISO. You do not want AUTO-ISO turned on when shooting HDR frames. Watch the bottom right in the viewfinder when you are turning command and sub-command dials to be sure you have not switched to AUTO-ISO.

Larry Jordan

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