D800: Hands free bracketing w mirror locked up?

Started Apr 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
davexl Senior Member • Posts: 1,058
Two best methods:

ianw2 wrote:

To have the bracket taken with the mirror up, it is necessary to set the exposure delay (custom menu d4) to say 3 seconds. Then the same sequence is followed with a 3 second delay between raising the mirror and the shot being taken. This is repeated for each shot in the bracket, so it takes over 9 seconds to take a 3 bracket set. You have to hold the shutter down until the bracket is finished.

There is a much better method for when you forget your remote - at the cost of a bit of battery power to run Live view:

  1. Configure Self timer for 2s delay, 3 or 5 shots, at half second intervals

  2. Set bracketing to match 3 or 5 shots etc.

  3. Set Self Timer mode on dial

  4. Enter live view (to enable mirror up)

  5. Press shutter button.

That is 4.5 seconds for 3 shots at 2 fps with one shutter press. (half of which is initial delay for vibration to settle)

Method with remote:

  1. Set bracketing to match 3 or 5 shots etc.

  2. Set Continous shooting mode, High

  3. Enter live view (to enable mirror up)

  4. Press and hold remote shutter release, it will stop at end of sequence

Instant Bang bang bang bang bang at 4-6fps.

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