Why are the bracketing options so crappy on the 5n?

Started Oct 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
sean lancaster
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Re: Why are the bracketing options so crappy on the 5n?
In reply to Cullings, Oct 19, 2012

Cullings wrote:

kapanak wrote:

tesilab wrote:

kapanak wrote:

It was purely done to sell their NEX-7 ... because NEX-5N was a happy accident in terms of its success and adoption by many enthusiasts. Sony didn't think regular consumers needed bracketing ...

NEX-7 has the same bracketing limitation.

You were right. But not as of now, after the Firmware update

The NEX7 firmware update did not address many of the bracketing problems.  Will it take another year for Sony to get it right?  Perhaps they should look at Canon or Nikon for ideas on how to do it right.  Specifically:

1.  You must hold the shutter button until the last exposure is taken.  Can you do that without moving the camera?  A hands-off solution is necessary.

2. You cannot use the 2 second or 10 second delay to trigger the bracketed photo set.

3. You cannot use the IR remote control to trigger bracketed photos. The need seems obvious.

Wow, that's really unfortunate. I know they have their reasons, but their reasons are based more on something that doesn't jive with satisfying the customer. Hmmm.

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