D600 owners: Can I take 3 ex. bracketed frames @ -3EV/0/+3EV?

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
D Knisely
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Re: D600 owners: Can I take 3 ex. bracketed frames @ -3EV/0/+3EV?
In reply to leicaman, Nov 9, 2012

leicaman wrote:

D Knisely wrote:

Yes, you can to {-3, 0, +3} or {-2, 0, +2} EV bracketing.

Interestingly, Nik HDR Efex Pro doesn't like 3 EV spread between input images and either warns or refuses to blend them. Initially I was very enthusiastic about the {-3, 0, +3} EV bracketing options, but I am no longer so sure it is a good idea. I don't use automated HDR merging much, however. {-2, 0, +2} is good enough for "insurance" when capturing in difficult lighting situations.

Doug

I just got off the phone with NIK and the said that HDR EfX Pro 2 will not work well blending frames that are more than 2 stops apart...

Yes, that is apparently their position and they decided to enforce it rather than produce bad results.  So, like I said, +/-3 EV bracketing sounds good but seems to be less useful in practice.

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