Auto bracketing + but not - on a DSLR?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by eyup, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. eyup macrumors regular


    Aug 21, 2006
    Hi all,

    Do any of the more professional DSLRs (ideally a Nikon) allow you to auto bracket exposure in one direction only ie instead of three pics, for example: +1, normal and -1.

    Can any be programmed to do two brackets? For example:

    +1 and normal?

    I often find that, for example, when doing a landscape i don't need the +1.

    Or when doing birds in flight I don't need the -1.
  2. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    I tend to bracket up and down so that if I need to merge the images for HDR I have the data, so I've never done a two-shot bracket.

    It looks to me like the D2x, D200 and D80 bracketing will allow 2 frames, but that's from what's on the Web, the non-printable version of the manual is downloadable from Nikon USA (go to software downloads, then select digital cameras and manuals on the drop-downs (p. 56 of the D80 guide shows a 2 frame example up and down for example, p. 100 of the D2x manual and the same sort of charts start at p. 198 in the D200 manual,) My D2x isn't nearby, so I can't test.

    I'm not sure about any of the lower-end bodies, I'd recommend checking the manuals or with a dealer.

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