D800 multiple exposure

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DotCom Editor
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D800 multiple exposure
Feb 13, 2012

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
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In reply to DotCom Editor, Feb 13, 2012

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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In reply to Robin Casady, Feb 13, 2012

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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In reply to Scott O, Feb 13, 2012

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.

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In reply to DotCom Editor, Feb 13, 2012

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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In reply to PhotoTechBlog, Feb 13, 2012

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.

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In reply to reginalddwight, Feb 13, 2012

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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D800 multiple exposures: 2 to 10
In reply to DotCom Editor, Jun 23, 2012

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.

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In reply to Mark Hollister, Jun 23, 2012

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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