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10-12-2010, 04:14 PM   #1
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Bracketing?

It could be that I'm being thick... But this is the beginners corner so...

What is actually meant by the term 'bracketing'?

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It could be that I'm being thick... But this is the beginners corner so...

What is actually meant by the term 'bracketing'?
doing one or more exposures above and one or more exposures below what the camera light meter calls for.
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doing one or more exposures above and one or more exposures below what the camera light meter calls for.
Oh good... Appears I already do that
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Now I vaugely understand what people are talking about on the 'stop down metering' thread!

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Now I vaugely understand what people are talking about on the 'stop down metering' thread!

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You can also do it with automatic lenses, by settings on the camera that use multiple exposure settings too and by setting your EV steps in your menu.
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Dave: bracketing and stop down metering are different.
Not sure which camera you are using, but most have a bracketing option of either 3 or 5. You can bracket in P mode, but if you want to maintain the shutter speed, bracket in TV (f-stop will change). If you want to maintain f-stop, bracket in AV (shutter speed will change)
In your Custom menu, you also should be able to set your EV bracketing parameters. 1/3, I believe is the factory preset and is what I use. Not sure. I may have set to that. At any rate, I find sensors much more sensitive to exposure differences than film, so I like 1/3.
If you set bracket at 5 and EV at 1/3, you will get one regular, one -1/3, one -2/3, one +1/3 and one +2/3.
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Thanks Ron.. Yeah I got that bit:-)
I've been manually bracking for ages it seems (ie; taking the same shot 3 time and then using metre to take shot again slightly under and over exposed) but found the Drive mode braketting (not sure how I missed it for so long!!) and is a big help that'll save oodles of time!
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