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05-05-2016, 01:58 PM   #1
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Q7 EV Bracketing

Can you actually set the stops for more variance in exposures (ABE) for HDR purposes since you only have 3 frames? The default is pretty close in exposures. Obviously I could do it manually with a tripod but like going handheld in most instances.Were talking about the Q7.
Thanx in advance from this newbie

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I believe the auto HDR feature has 2 levels of selectable strength, as long as you go through the control panel and not the scene mode.

Beyond that you'd need to use bracketing mode and manually select the EV spread.

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I believe the auto HDR feature has 2 levels of selectable strength, as long as you go through the control panel and not the scene mode.

Beyond that you'd need to use bracketing mode and manually select the EV spread.

Still, while in bracketing mode I know you can change the spread by going from one end to the other of the ev scale, but no matter where you end up your still only in a range of 1/3 stop increments of exposure.It seems my only alternative is to use a tripod and just take 3 separate shots. Thanx again for your speedy response.
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Still, while in bracketing mode I know you can change the spread by going from one end to the other of the ev scale, but no matter where you end up your still only in a range of 1/3 stop increments of exposure.It seems my only alternative is to use a tripod and just take 3 separate shots. Thanx again for your speedy response.
You should be able to increase the spread. Do you see an option to do so when the press the down button after highlighting bracketing in the drive mode menu?


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You should be able to increase the spread. Do you see an option to do so when the press the down button after highlighting bracketing in the drive mode menu?

Yes I see that and have played with it....but it still doesn't give you an option for separation of exposures outside of the default 3rds of a stop.Another words you can't get as an example: -2... 0....+2 in bracket mode. I'm also in manual mode as well, if it makes a diff.
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Hi timedriver, on my Q7, I can go up to +-3 EV in bracket mode.

To change the bracket spread, I have to:

Press drive mode (that's the right button on the four-way pad).
Use right-left key to select exposure bracketing ("+-" icon).
Press down key.
Use right-left key to select "Exposure Bracketing" or "Exposure Bracket + Remote CTRL".
Press down key. A graphics showing the control wheel is presented.
Use the control wheel to adjust the bracketing spread from +-0.3EV to +-3.0EV in 0.3EV steps.
When done adjusting, press OK.

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Hi timedriver, on my Q7, I can go up to +-3 EV in bracket mode.

To change the bracket spread, I have to:

Press drive mode (that's the right button on the four-way pad).
Use right-left key to select exposure bracketing ("+-" icon).
Press down key.
Use right-left key to select "Exposure Bracketing" or "Exposure Bracket + Remote CTRL".
Press down key. A graphics showing the control wheel is presented.
Use the control wheel to adjust the bracketing spread from +-0.3EV to +-3.0EV in 0.3EV steps.
When done adjusting, press OK.

Thanx, This old dog without his reading glass's missed that last step with the down button


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Thanx, This old dog without his reading glass's missed that last step with the down button

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You should be able to increase the spread. Do you see an option to do so when the press the down button after highlighting bracketing in the drive mode menu?

Thanx again Adam, I completely overlooked that very last step that KWB pointed out...I assumed that I was just going into remote mode without another option.
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Thanx, This old dog without his reading glass's missed that last step with the down button

Thanx again Adam, I completely overlooked that very last step that KWB pointed out...I assumed that I was just going into remote mode without another option.
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