RE: [PanoToolsNG] D200 auto and/or manual bracketing 10 or more stops apart?
- Great panos Robert. Makes me want to pack up and vacation in Hawaii at the
Westin Bonaventure. These are exactly the sort of Hi Dynamic range panos
that I would like to produce for my real estate listings. I will also read
up on Jook Leung's "HDR for dummies II." Thanks again.
Santa Monica, CA USA
On Tuesday, April 24, 2007 8:15 PM, Robert C. Fisher wrote:
I use the auto bracket on my D200 for almost every pano. The D200 will
shoot 3,5 or 9 shots in auto bracket with a max of 1 stop beween
exposures. So for 2 stops I use 5 shots. It may seem like a lot but
with a 2 gig card and raw-compressed set I can get 200 shots per card.
I use only the median shot and the +/-2 stops shots to use with some
form of HDR processing. Some shoots I use only an under exposed shot
and an over exposed shot to process.
For HDR processing I use Photomatix Pro some and Jook Leungs photoshop
action "HDR for dummies II" quite a bit.
Check out http://www.rcfisher.com/westin/westinhotels.html the Aloha
Mixed plate had a lot of HDR work since the shade was black and the
sunny parts were way over median exp. I think I shot 9 exposures auto
bracket and mixed and matched to get a decent dynamic range. The Westin
Bonaventuure and Museum of Contemporary Art also had HDR work.
On Apr 24, 2007, at 8:25 AM, Peter Sale wrote:
> With my previous DSLR, a Nikon D70, I could bracket up to 3 shots, up
> to 4
> stops apart, say -2,0,+2. At least that is my recollection. With my
> D200 I
> seem to only be able to bracket 2 stops apart, -1,0,+1. I understand
> that I
> can "auto" bracket up to, I believe, 10 shots, but each shot is only
> stop different from any adjacent shot. I would like to shoot QuickTime
> panoramas of the interiors of residential properties that represent
> for sale
> or for lease. Often an interior location will have a very nice view
> a plate glass window to a very bright exterior. With stills, I simply
> meter the exterior and light up the interior with two or more Nikon
> Speedlights. A good (not great) example of this can be viewed at
> www.3019thirdstreet.com <http://www.3019thirdstreet.com/> ; select
> #06 (living room looking through large windows to a city view). While
> technique works fine for stills, my understanding is that it will not
> well for panoramas. Something about flash making it difficult to
> stitch the
> resulting images.
> That being said, I'm leaning towards bracketing two shots for
> exposure, say
> one shot at f4- 1/8 second, and a second shot at f4- 1/750 sec. My
> is how can I best do this with my D200? Is there some way around the
> stop spread with D200 auto bracketing, or must I simple take one shot
> (on a
> sturdy tripod) at f4-1/8, reset the shutter speed manually, and take
> second shot at f4-1/750 second?
> Peter Sale
> Santa Monica, CA USA
Robert C. Fisher