Why do so few cameras offer a double exposure feature or mode?

Started Sep 28, 2013 | Questions thread
OP Battersea Regular Member • Posts: 359
Re: and what would you do with it?

tko wrote:

Honestly, seems like a totally useless feature devoid of any benefit to a pro or an amateur. What would you use it to do? The results could not possible look good. Blending two layers is silly when done without purpose and control.

Give me a example of simple double exposure (or two layer blend) that achieves some type of purpose.

Battersea wrote:

Why do so few cameras offer a double exposure feature or mode? It seems like an easy feature, maybe even easier than HDR or stitched panorama. I know photo editing software can accomplish this but it would be nice to do it en camera.

Well, for film I used to often take a landscape photo and add the moon up in the corner.  A wide angle landscape and then I would zoom in on the moon and put a larger than normal (for the main scene) moon in.  I didn't do this often, but it was fun and had very nice effect.  I understand to someone who would not use the feature that it seems "devoid of any benefit" but for some it would be fun and others could ignore it like I ignore 90% of the scene modes and features of my camera.  If your response is do it Photoshop, that is the point, I want to avoid that.   Thanks for the reply.

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