D200 'one press' bracketing for HDR

Started Jul 3, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Michael Firstlight Veteran Member • Posts: 3,017
Re: D200 'one press' bracketing for HDR

Forget it...the Func button won't do what you want. I think you want exactly what I was seeking to do - which is to do one-button HDR burst bracketing - that is, press the shutter release ONCE and not have to keep the button pressed with your finger to get the entire burst sequence shot (I think this is one feature that Nikon can improve upon in the next rev IMHO). A very sharp DPR user gave me the magic formula to do just this with the D200 a few months ago:

1. Put your camera in manual or a-priorirty mode [so f-stop is a constant and shutter speed is variable]

2. Choose the bracket settings you prefer, hold the BKT button and rotate dials until you get the number of frames and exposure difference dialed in.

3. Compose your shot while the camera is on the tripod, making sure the camera can find focus [test by holding down shutter halfway, asjust focus point if necessary].

4. Hit MENU, SHOOTING MENU [the camera icon], INTVL TIMER SHOOTING

5. This next step is a one-time setup, after this you won't need to chg this for this type of interval shooting...

6. On the INTVL Shooting menu, highlight NOW, then move to the right.
Make sure it reads... 00:00':01" ...then move to the right again
and make the next screen show...001 x 1 = 0001

7. Now the interval timer is set up correctly..let the lcd turn off, follow these directions for activating the timer...

8. Hit Menu, RIGHT (on INTVL TIMER), LEFT (to start now), DOWN, ENTER

Slick huh? Works beautifully.

Regards,
Mike

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