ISO Bracketing in Z system

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OP PankajDubey Senior Member • Posts: 1,444
Re: ISO Bracketing in Z system

topg wrote:

PankajDubey wrote:

Hi,

I was wondering if there is a possibility of just varying the ISO to Auto-bracket shots.

I can manage this in Sony A6400 with Manual mode+ Auto ISO- where just the ISO changes to bracket the exposure.

In Z5 in Manual mode the Auto ISO stays put and either S or A changes or nothing happens - even if the Auto ISO limit is not reached.

Thanks

If you click on the little green icon next to 'Exposure Bracketing' on this page of the manual, you'll see more guidance on what is varied in each mode: https://onlinemanual.nikonimglib.com/z5/en/09_menu_guide_03_28.html , and about ISO:

  1. If [On] is selected for [ISO sensitivity settings] > [Auto ISO sensitivity control] in the photo shooting menu, the camera will automatically vary ISO sensitivity for optimum exposure when the limits of the camera exposure system are exceeded.
  2. If [On] is selected for [ISO sensitivity settings] > [Auto ISO sensitivity control] in the photo shooting menu, the camera will first use auto ISO sensitivity control to bring exposure as close as possible to the optimum and then bracket this exposure by varying shutter speed.
  3. Use Custom Setting e6 [Auto bracketing (mode M)] to choose whether the camera varies shutter speed, aperture, or both shutter speed and aperture.

But ISO is not part of exposure so it doesn't really make sense to include it in 'exposure bracketing'.

thanks 😊

I did read the manual .

the last paragraph is a minefield that takes away the the third point of the triangle.

nikon does use the auto iso for varying exposure- just that it doesn’t allow only the ISO to change in bracketing mode.

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