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Robert O'Deegan , May 29, 2008; 05:43 p.m.

I have the Canon 5D. Can the 5D shoot more than 3 shots on Auto Exposure Bracketing. I set my camera to shoot at 10sec. and set the Auto Exposure Bracketing for HDR. I only fined a three shot setup for HDR photography. is there more setups?


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Chris Newell , May 29, 2008; 06:13 p.m.

Not on your camera. My understanding from recent discussion on popphoto.com site in the HDR forum, and also here (I think) is that the 2 latest models of 1D camera have an expanded exposure bracketing as a custom function.


Mark U , May 29, 2008; 06:36 p.m.

You may want to investigate using Breeze Systems' DSLR remote software which will allow a lot more flexibility, but at the expense of connecting to a latop.


Up to 15 images of HDR...

Michael Liczbanski , May 29, 2008; 06:42 p.m.

Yeah, with 1D3 you can set AEB to 2,3,5, or 7 shots (the defult setting is 3.) But what's stopping you from taking as many shots as you wish in M mode?

Myrddin Jones , May 29, 2008; 07:33 p.m.

Robert I personally think you should take all shots at a constant aperture rather than constant exposure for HDR. You will then not have the problem of variable depth of focus. I'm using the 40D, and have set two "Camera User Settings" (are they available on 5D ?) to take two sets of AEB, one with Exposure Correction of -1 and the other +1. This gives 6 exposures and 1 is rejected before creating the HDR file.

Good luck

Myrddin Jones

Chris Jensen , May 29, 2008; 11:11 p.m.

What software do you use for HDR? Can a novice figure it out?

Michael Ziegler , May 30, 2008; 06:11 a.m.

What about only changing ISO? Leave everything else constant.

Myrddin Jones , May 30, 2008; 11:08 a.m.

In response to Chris Jensen - I use Photomatix Pro, go to their website www.hdrsoft.com and you will get some feel for the package. You can download the full package for a trial but with three watermarks appearing on your screen/print. Pay $99 to get rid of such.

In response to Michael Ziegler - changing ISO is not available as an AEB parameter as far as I know, hence one would have to adjust for each shot rather than twice otherwise.


Dan Hall , May 30, 2008; 05:18 p.m.

I hear the same about Photomatix. Getting ready to get it myself.

Phil Winter , May 30, 2008; 07:30 p.m.

In Photomatix, there is an option under "Methods" labeled "Tone Compression." This method does not put the water mark on the image if you're using the trial version. So far, this has worked well for me, but I'll probably spend the $99 to get the un-watermarked features. It's a good program.

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