Nikon D80 Auto-Bracketing Questions

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by BRH, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. BRH

    BRH Guest

    I'm still learning to shoot in manual mode with my new Nikon D80, and
    I'm having trouble understanding how to set Auto-Bracketing.

    I've gotten the bracketing increment set to where I want it ( 1.0 )and
    have the camera set for bracketing exposure only.

    However, what I don't understand is Step 3 on Page 66 of the manual,
    which explains how to set the number of exposures in the bracketed set
    (2 or 3).

    I want the camera to make 3 exposures (-1.0, 0, +1.0) while I'm in
    manual mode and I have it set to shoot in both RAW and JPG. However, no
    matter where I set this, I seem to only get 1 exposure. Where do I see
    what the number of exposures is set to for auto-bracketing?

    Also - Do I need to hold down the shutter release longer than normal for
    auto-bracketing to work? Is there another setting that I missed that
    may be overriding this one? Does Auto-Bracketing not work in manual mode?

    Any help that anyone can provide this DSLR novice would be greatly
    BRH, Aug 18, 2007
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  2. BRH

    eeyore Guest

    When you press the Brkt button you'll see the number of selected
    exposures and the exposure difference. Just use the rear dial to change
    the number of exposures and the front dial to change the exposure

    To take the shots you either need to press the shutter release 3 times
    if in single shot mode, or change to continuous shot mode ( that's the
    stack of papers button on the top plate - again hold it and use the use
    the rear dial to select the mode - the stack of paper icons in the LCD )
    when you'll find a single press of the shutter will fire off all 3 ( or
    whatever ) shots.

    Hope that helps
    eeyore, Aug 18, 2007
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  3. BRH

    BRH Guest

    That sure helped all right! The point that I was missing was setting
    the shooting mode to continuous shot. I had that confused with multiple
    exposure mode.

    I think that the use of bracketing will really help me learn what the
    correct exposure settings should be for various situations.

    BRH, Aug 18, 2007
  4. BRH

    M-M Guest

    I find it helps to set the button next to the lens under my right finger
    to spot meter.
    M-M, Aug 19, 2007
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