Exposure bracketing on nikon d5100

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by christopher_collie, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. How do I set up exposure bracketing on the nikon d5100?
    I can set up the HDR shooting, where it combines in camera, but where do I set up true 3 shot bracket?
  2. Download the manual for the camera from the Nikon web site, they have a section on how to set up the bracketing option http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17325/~/user%27s-manual---d5100---guide-to-digital-photography
  3. Page 88 of your user's manual
  4. fyi, the "3-shot bracket" technique is more annoying, I've found, than just shooting manual and adjusting the f-stop or shutter speed. Because you don't know at a glance which of the three "exposures" you're doing.
    ymmv, but I have found this to be the most useless feature on these cameras.
  5. I know some people who love that feature and use it as a matter of course for any iffy situation. I guess it's all a matter of preference.
  6. Peter -
    I'm not sure how you use the 3 bracket exposure, but I have mine set to shoot the metered exposure, the underexposed shot and then the overexposed shot. Pretty simple as long as you are taking the three shots pretty quickly. I don't use it often for people shots, (except when I HAVE to get it right and don't have much time to set up the shot or have very difficult lighting). When it's a landscape I shoot continuous, (which stops after the three shot burst), and decipher everything in post.

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