9 exposures with D7000

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  1. Psytrox

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    Hi,

    I have the D7000 and the firmware for some reason, beyond all reasoning is limited to 3(!!) exposures. Go NIKON!

    I've been looking at various methods to get around this issue, one being to use the U1, U2 function. Which involves touching the camera, which I naturally want to avoid. The other being to buy that ridiculously expensive promote controller.

    Is there any software that would work with either a Windows phone, or iPad that would be able to control the camera, and set up say 9-12 exposures? Is there a PC Software that could do this? Also if people have any experience using either of these it would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I don't really do HDR because I've been able to do this type of look directly in LightRoom. Though, I don't do it often.

    I did find this, which, as you have mentioned due to the restricted 3 shots you have to touch the camera. In the comments someone describes what you want but it requires U1, A, U2 settings ---> Shooting HDR with the Nikon D7000 - Sumptuous Art
     
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    Why arbitarilly 9-exposures? why not take as many as you need to achieve full dynamic range of the scene?
     
  4. Psytrox

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    Well, the exact amount of exposures was beside the point. My question really is if anyone knows of a PC/iPad or Windows phone software that will let me do more than 3 exposures. My camera firmware is limited to 3 exposures, which doesn't always cover everything. There is also no unofficial firmware for my camera either that will allow me to do more than 3 exposures.
     
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    I'm trying to find a video for you, where the bracketing method uses 1/3 stops until you achieve full DR of the scene and you only combine those. The results from this method of true HDR looks much better than the arbitrary +1/0/-1EV method, and it makes much better sense IMHO.
     
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    That's one reason I HATED the bracketing feature on the D7000. Three frames is nearly useless.
     
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    Rick50 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Right, Just switch to full manual control and do this.
     
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    Triggertrap mobile can do this, but only for "long" exposures (approx 1/16 and longer) -- presumably because it can't trigger fast enough for faster shots? Anyway, here's a review w/ some info: Triggertrap Mobile 2.0 | Shutterbug
     
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    As mentioned you can always use M mode and 1/3/ 2/3 stop exposure steps with a 2 second shutter timer delay to let the camera settle between each manually made bracket.
    See page 214, Custom Settings Menu - c3 of your D7000 user manual

    You might want to consider using the D7000's Interval timer with U1 and U2.

    See pages 155 to 158 of your D7000 User Manual.
     
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    I personally use photomatix, photoshop cs6 & cc. You can pretty much blend however many exposures you want with any of the programs i mentioned. I once did 32 different exposures to see what i would get.
     
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    what's the point of blending 32 if it only took 2 to achieve perfect blacks and whites?
     
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    Use your U1 and U2 modes to accomplish 9 frames.
     

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