Exposure Bracketing with 70D

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Peter Marchant
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Exposure Bracketing with 70D
7 months ago

Can anyone explain why it seems to be almost impossible to achieve Exposure Bracketing with a single press of the shutter release?

If one has chosen to do exposure bracketing, it seems daft to have to remember to press the button 3 times. Why is it not like HDR where a single press take the 3 shots immediately?

I’ve only found one way to achieve 3 bracketed shots with a single press, and that’s by engaging the 2 second delay. Seems a convoluted way to do a simple job! I can’t think of any reason why someone would want to press the button 3 times, rather than once. It’s easy to forget that bracketing is engaged, so the second (single press) shot will be under-exposed and the third one over-exposed if bracketing is not self-cancelling.

Maybe I’ve overlooked something?

Thanks

Peter

PS I presume the same goes for White Balance bracketing - Surely the 3 shots should be taken immediately the button is pressed?

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Droppingin
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Re: Exposure Bracketing with 70D
In reply to Peter Marchant, 7 months ago

I have not shot bracketed in a while but that is the way my other Canons work. I guess they should make it selectable to auto shoot three times or manual.

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In reply to Droppingin, 7 months ago

You can do it by putting the camera in continuous drive also (and of the continuous modes, high speed, low speed, silent) and holding the shutter button.  It will stop shooting frames after the 3 bracketed shots automatically.

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In reply to Peter Marchant, 7 months ago

Try shooting in rapid fire mode.  If it works anything like my 7D, it will fire off the requisite number of shots to complete bracketing automatically at full speed as you hold the button down.

Peter Marchant wrote:

Can anyone explain why it seems to be almost impossible to achieve Exposure Bracketing with a single press of the shutter release?

If one has chosen to do exposure bracketing, it seems daft to have to remember to press the button 3 times. Why is it not like HDR where a single press take the 3 shots immediately?

I’ve only found one way to achieve 3 bracketed shots with a single press, and that’s by engaging the 2 second delay. Seems a convoluted way to do a simple job! I can’t think of any reason why someone would want to press the button 3 times, rather than once. It’s easy to forget that bracketing is engaged, so the second (single press) shot will be under-exposed and the third one over-exposed if bracketing is not self-cancelling.

Maybe I’ve overlooked something?

Thanks

Peter

PS I presume the same goes for White Balance bracketing - Surely the 3 shots should be taken immediately the button is pressed?

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In reply to Jerry-astro, 7 months ago

Use the two second delay and use Live View to flip up and lock the mirror before you press the shutter. That way you will have no problems aligning your images in post and all your shots will be taken with just one shutter press. Canon, in their infinite wisdom, got this feature right in my opinion (well, except you can't take 5 bracketed shots or more without working a fiddle... I do wish they would fix THAT).

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