Exposure bracketed shots handheld?

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sbu Regular Member • Posts: 223
Exposure bracketed shots handheld?

With a wide angle lens and an ibis camera. Has anyone had good results this (for HDR) or will it require a tripod?

Thanks in advance.

Steen

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maggiemole Senior Member • Posts: 1,456
Re: Exposure bracketed shots handheld?
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sbu wrote:

With a wide angle lens and an ibis camera. Has anyone had good results this (for HDR) or will it require a tripod?

Thanks in advance.

Steen

I've used focus bracketing handheld with the 20mm on a GX80 for later stacking and it worked well. Haven't tried HDR but can't see why it would be different.

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alcelc
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No tripod
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sbu wrote:

With a wide angle lens and an ibis camera. Has anyone had good results this (for HDR) or will it require a tripod?

Thanks in advance.

Steen

I do it handheld all the time for 3, 5 or 7 shots on every Pany camera I owned.

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sbu wrote:

With a wide angle lens and an ibis camera. Has anyone had good results this (for HDR) or will it require a tripod?

Thanks in advance.

Steen

I've been shooting handheld exposure brackets for HDR for years. 99% of the time, it works perfectly.

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OP sbu Regular Member • Posts: 223
Re: Exposure bracketed shots handheld?

Thanks for the input. Looking forward to experimenting with this.

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hindesite Veteran Member • Posts: 4,365
Re: Exposure bracketed shots handheld?
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sbu wrote:

With a wide angle lens and an ibis camera. Has anyone had good results this (for HDR) or will it require a tripod?

Try it and see. It doesn't take long to do.

If you are going to use the inbuilt "HDR" capability of a camera, you may have problems holding the camera steady enough, and the results may be mediocre or inconsistent.

If you are going to be just bracketing, handheld is pretty easy (for most people, but may depend on your physical abilities), even for a 7 shot bracket; Photomatix can deal with some misalignment of images, removing ghosts etc.

I've been doing this for many years handheld, with cameras from the E-P1 to small Canon point and shoots. This with G7, so doesn't even have IBIS.

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windmillgolfer
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Re: Exposure bracketed shots handheld?

Yes, depending on how steady your hands are and the slowest shutter speed. Wide angle helps and circa 1/10the should be quite possible with a good success rate. If shutter speed are low it is all the more important to hold the shot position until all (3, 5 or 7) have completed. As ever, practise makes perfect.

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hindesite Veteran Member • Posts: 4,365
Re: Exposure bracketed shots handheld?

windmillgolfer wrote:

Yes, depending on how steady your hands are and the slowest shutter speed.

Shutter speed itself isn't really relevant except that for HDR and the likely subjects, you may run out of shutter speed at the fast end.

The real issue is shot-to-shot stability, rather than stability during any particular exposure.

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Re: Exposure bracketed shots handheld?

Good question!!!

Just a few days ago I've updated my ON1 RAW, and for Year 2018 this software includes HDR, so I had a stimulus to try it

Camera: G85,

bracketing 3 shots

the rest of info is readable, and to make things simple I post only 1 resulting shot, which was made from the window, hand held, Also I guess it is good to mention lens - Sigma 2.8/60.

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Camera in bag tends to stay in bag...

P.S. I think I should mention it: camera burst is set to "high" just to shorten the overall time of taking 3 shots while having camera hand held.

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