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Exposure bracketing on nikon d5100

Christopher Collie , Sep 03, 2011; 09:16 a.m.

How do I set up exposure bracketing on the nikon d5100? I can set up the HDR shooting, where it combines in camera, but where do I set up true 3 shot bracket?


Lorne Sunley , Sep 03, 2011; 10:10 a.m.

Download the manual for the camera from the Nikon web site, they have a section on how to set up the bracketing option (link)

Richard Snow , Sep 03, 2011; 10:10 a.m.

Page 88 of your user's manual

Peter Hamm , Sep 03, 2011; 10:15 a.m.

fyi, the "3-shot bracket" technique is more annoying, I've found, than just shooting manual and adjusting the f-stop or shutter speed. Because you don't know at a glance which of the three "exposures" you're doing.

ymmv, but I have found this to be the most useless feature on these cameras.

Jerry Curtis , Sep 03, 2011; 10:44 a.m.

I know some people who love that feature and use it as a matter of course for any iffy situation. I guess it's all a matter of preference.

Richard Snow , Sep 03, 2011; 11:05 a.m.

Peter -
I'm not sure how you use the 3 bracket exposure, but I have mine set to shoot the metered exposure, the underexposed shot and then the overexposed shot. Pretty simple as long as you are taking the three shots pretty quickly. I don't use it often for people shots, (except when I HAVE to get it right and don't have much time to set up the shot or have very difficult lighting). When it's a landscape I shoot continuous, (which stops after the three shot burst), and decipher everything in post.


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