D800 multiple exposure

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D800 multiple exposure

Hey, I'm just a dumb Canon shooter.

But, my girlfriend in a longtime Nikon gal. So, I'll ask this on her behalf:

Does the D800 support in-camera multiple exposures? I don't see it listed in the tech specs on the Nikon USA website ( http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Digital-SLR-Cameras/25480/D800.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-TechSpecs ).

I'm assuming that since it supports in-camera HDR, in-camera multiple exposures (which the various D3 models support) is also there. Thanks for you help.

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Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: D800 multiple exposure

The D700 does, so I would expect the D800 to do multiple exposures. Personally, I don't see why one would want to. Put the images together in post and you can control the transparency of the top image.
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Scott O
Scott O Regular Member • Posts: 441
Re: D800 multiple exposure

In camera HDR appears to be a 3 exposure JPG only. Not that impressive or useful for me. On the other hand, the up-to-10 multiple exposure feature is remarkably useful...the feature will be the same in the D800 as the D700 and other Nikon cameras.
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PhotoTechBlog Regular Member • Posts: 194
Re: D800 multiple exposure

Scott O wrote:

In camera HDR appears to be a 3 exposure JPG only. Not that impressive or useful for me. On the other hand, the up-to-10 multiple exposure feature is remarkably useful...the feature will be the same in the D800 as the D700 and other Nikon cameras.

I believe it's actually just a two exposure in-camera HDR. If you want to go the manual route, you can get up to 9 images with + - 1 in between each thus + - 4 EV.

thomas2279f Senior Member • Posts: 2,692
Re: D800 multiple exposure

There is a Bracketing button on the D800 you will have to merge the 3 raws together in the Photoshop or something like this....

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reginalddwight Senior Member • Posts: 2,003
Re: D800 multiple exposure

I think that is correct. A single shutter release that captures two exposures (one underexposed and the other overexposed) in JPEG only. Your GF may be better off with bracketing for HDR images, allowing more creative control over tone-mapping. That's how I prefer to do HDR. YMMV.

shigzeo
shigzeo Senior Member • Posts: 1,718
Re: D800 multiple exposure

OP: are you referring to an actual double exposure ala film where you can set a certain number of frames to be taken in a single exposure? If so, it had better have it. My D200 has it, and though I admit that I don't use it often on a digital camera, it is a nice technique in film.

For digital, I see no reason to do it as it is better in post. But Nikon do offer that in their menu system, but I don't believe you can use it like HDR bracketing.
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Mark Hollister Regular Member • Posts: 297
D800 multiple exposures: 2 to 10

As per the manual, p. 195. Just clearing up the matter in case anyone comes across this thread, the answer was not found anywhere in here.

To answer Robin's comment, it's useful for noise reduction. I used multiple exposure (I believe 3 shots) on this ISO 6400 shot with my D3S. This is a 100% crop.

Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: D800 multiple exposures: 2 to 10

Mark Hollister wrote:

To answer Robin's comment, it's useful for noise reduction.

I don't understand. How is in camera better for noise reduction?
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