Sony A99 delayed timer with HDR/BKT

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Hi,

I bought a A99 and it's a great camera!

However, setting the camera up for shooting HDR on a tripod seems to miss one important thing - the ability to set the camera on a timer (2 or 10 seconds) while being in HDR- or Bracketing-mode. Meaning there's a risk of blurry pictures because the camera fires as soon as you touch the shutter-release.

I haven't got a wireless remote, but to activate the wireless setting in the camera, disables the shutterrelease-delay.

Did I miss something in using this camera? any advice?
 

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Why are you using a tripod? HDR can be shot handheld on Sony cameras with no blurry pictures.
 
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Why are you using a tripod? HDR can be shot handheld on Sony cameras with no blurry pictures.

Well, not for professional work. I shoot real estate, so ISO 100, F/8 doesen't result in a fast shutter for handheld shooting.
 

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The remote is pretty cheap, buy it.
 

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Why are you using a tripod? HDR can be shot handheld on Sony cameras with no blurry pictures.

Well, not for professional work. I shoot real estate, so ISO 100, F/8 doesen't result in a fast shutter for handheld shooting.

If you have read the tests, Sony does best at ISO 200 which combined with F/5.6 would give you a slower shutter speed for shooting particularly if you went for a little wider angle. I have done sharp night shooting down to 1/10 sec handheld.
 

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It's because the HDR setting shoots three shots and the timer has it's own drive setting. Buy you a cheap shutter remote. Plus since the mirror doesn't flip up you probably could shoot it just by pressing the shutter as long as it's really secure on the tripod.
 
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Hi Skieur,

Can you post a link to those tests saying that it performs best at iso200
 

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You can still bracket manually, it's not hard.
 
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You can still bracket manually, it's not hard.

yeah I know, but it would just be much easier to use an excisting bracketing-funktion in the camera.
 

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Why are you using a tripod? HDR can be shot handheld on Sony cameras with no blurry pictures.

Well, not for professional work. I shoot real estate, so ISO 100, F/8 doesen't result in a fast shutter for handheld shooting.

go buy a shutter cable if you want to put it this way. bracket your own shots for HDR . Not saying the incamera deature is horrible but its not nearly as good as what I could get when I bracket my own shots and process in photomatix.
 
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