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    NEWDIGIT
    NEWDIGIT  3401 forum posts United Kingdom
    11 Jan 2012 - 1:28 PM

    I am interested in HDR so am looking into getting an appropriate camera.
    As I understand it the D7000 only allows three shots, but I would like to be able to take 5,7,or more shots at a time.and be able to select the exposure compensation values
    any suggestions?

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    Ewanneil
    Ewanneil  41118 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Jan 2012 - 1:36 PM

    Have a look at this list. Hope it helps.

    Ewan

    Carrera_c
    Carrera_c  5256 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Jan 2012 - 1:37 PM

    You could always just bracket manually....

    digicammad
    digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Jan 2012 - 2:08 PM

    The D7000 does only do 3 shots maximum but the maximum step is 2 stops, whereas with the 300 it was 1 stop. Basically that means any HDR which you can't do using the auto-bracketing would likely need a tripod anyway.

    I do a lot of handheld HDR using my D7000 and auto-bracketing, I also use the auto-iso function to reduce the exposure duration of the brightest shot.

    Ian

    gus
    gus  10156 forum posts England
    11 Jan 2012 - 2:29 PM

    Apologies if I am wrong, but did the 3100 have a HDR mode?

    Gus

    User_Removed
    11 Jan 2012 - 4:39 PM

    If you don't want to spend too much money, I'd suggest a secondhand D300. But is auto-bracketing the most important feature for you? In other respects the D7000 is a more modern camera.

    digicammad
    digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Jan 2012 - 4:42 PM

    The D300 and D700 are effectively identical in their auto-bracketing range. The D7000 does 3 * 2 stops and the D300 does 5 * 1 stop, ie both are 2 stops either side of optimum.

    During the day I find that 3 at 2 stops is more often than not totally sufficient to cover the full dynamic range of a shot.

    Nick_w
    Nick_w e2 Member 73906 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
    11 Jan 2012 - 7:31 PM

    Just a minor correction Ian both the D300 & D700 can do + / - 4 stops (i.e. 9 stops) with a maximum 1 stop increments. It's very quick & easy to activate and alter.

    LenShepherd
    LenShepherd e2 Member 62511 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
    11 Jan 2012 - 8:23 PM

    The D4 seems to be able to record 2 HDR images simultaneously - but only in jpeg mode.
    If this is right, and you can afford a D4, HDR becomes possible with moving subjects.

    digicammad
    digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jan 2012 - 8:25 AM


    Quote: Just a minor correction Ian both the D300 & D700 can do + / - 4 stops (i.e. 9 stops) with a maximum 1 stop increments. It's very quick & easy to activate and alter.

    Typo, I meant 7000 sorry, but how do you get +/- 4 stops out of the 300? It's a while since I used mine but if I remember it was 5 exposures at 1 stop increments, giving +/- 2. I don't know about the 700 but the 7000 (I'm pretty sure) will give up to 3 exposures at 2 stop increments, ie +/- 2 stops.

    If there is a way to increase this I'd love to know.

    digicammad
    digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
    12 Jan 2012 - 8:43 AM

    Ah I've just remembered, I was able to do up to 9 shots in sequence with the 300 but in reality never (or at least very rarely) needed more than 5. From those 5 I dropped the second and 4th, leaving me 3 to process at 2 stop intervals.

    The 7000 does only allow up to 3, but at 2 stop intervals. As I said in my original post in this thread, in circumstances where more than 3 are needed the conditions normally call for a tripod anyway, so it hasn't been a problem (so far).

    NEWDIGIT
    NEWDIGIT  3401 forum posts United Kingdom
    12 Jan 2012 - 9:31 AM

    Thanks for the link Ewan looks like a search for a good second hand D300 700 is the way to go.
    Lenshepard D4 blimey if i went that way it would be via a divorce court "the boss" may be forgiving but even she has a limit

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