How can I set my Kodak DX6490 to use Auto Exposure Bracketing?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by chung, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. chung

    chung Guest

    according to nearly all the advertisting Specifications, DX6490 have
    the feature: Auto Exposure Bracketing, but I can't find it in the
    manual and in Kodak's support centre.
     
    chung, Jun 3, 2004
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  2. chung

    Pete Guest

    In the user manual its in Chapter 2 [Taking Pictures] under 'Using
    the Auto Focus Framing marks'. To access the settings you need to
    alter the Manual Set Up settings. Select PASM then select 'Menu'
    scroll down to Center Spot and select by pressing the button in,
    then select the setting you want. See pages 36/37/38 in the manual
     
    Pete, Jun 3, 2004
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  3. chung

    chung Guest

    according to the manual on chapter 2 Page 30, in burst mode,
    "Exposure, facus, white balance and orientation are set for the frist
    picture andapplied to all 6 pictures."
    On page 36/37/38/39 and 40 they only tell you how to set the parameter
    for a single shot, nothing about exposure bracketing.
     
    chung, Jun 4, 2004
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  4. chung

    Pete Guest

    Oh I see the point you make now.......its auto, enabled when appropriate
    and as such you cannot fiddle with it. 'Auto Exposure Bracketing'.
     
    Pete, Jun 4, 2004
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  5. chung

    Larry Guest

    Bracketing still means what it used to... Shooting a frame with the "SET"
    exposure , then shooting a frame exposed more, and a frame exposed less.
    (probably not in that order)As far as I know it always involves 3 frames. If
    it cannot do this then it doesn't "bracket". Advertizing is advertizing, and
    if it were to be believed, then EVERY camera is the Best camera, ect, ect.

    I have a 6490 and if it will do this, I havent seen it in the menu. Then
    again I have not specificaly looked for it. I like the camera, but I dont use
    it much as the files are overly compressed.
     
    Larry, Jun 4, 2004
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  6. chung

    Pete Guest

    Well I have just 'bracketed'. To try out what you describe above.
    I used PASM in Manual mode for the 'either side' shots and the
    standard Auto for the center one. I noted the settings the program
    offered and adjusted those in PASM mode.
     
    Pete, Jun 5, 2004
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  7. chung

    Larry Guest

    That is YOU bracketting not the camera. Some (probably most) digitals can do
    it automaticly.

    According to what I read earlier in the thread, someone read an add that said
    the 6490 does "bracketing".If it doesnt do what I described with one press of
    the shutter button taking 3 frames then the camera doesn't do bracketing, you
    do.
     
    Larry, Jun 5, 2004
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  8. chung

    Pete Guest

    Fair enough......It does not do that in the way you mean.
     
    Pete, Jun 5, 2004
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  9. chung

    Larry Guest

    Kind of a disapointment I guess, but for me the 6940 isnt a camera that I
    would use that way. I only use it for "nature" shots outdoors in good light.
    I do use it primarily in manual, but haven't the need for bracketing usually.

    I just wish it didn't commpress the files so much. It doesn't leave any
    wiggle room for post work and re-saving.
     
    Larry, Jun 5, 2004
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