Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bracketing with D200


Surreal Kuwait
Originally uploaded by Cajie.
If you have a penchant for bracketing your exposures, there is no better tool than the D200. You can bracket upto 9 shots at varying exposures from 1/3 to 1 full stop.
For those who love HDR photography, this is indeed a drool worthy feature. My earlier D70 could do only 3 shots in auto-bracketing mode. I still managed to get some decent HDR photos though. I can only imagine what those pictures would have looked like if shot with the D200.
Even if you don't like HDR, the ability for such a wide range of bracketing means that you can enable bracketing for most of your shots and then select the best exposed one. Nowadays, memory is very cheap so storage is definitely not a problem.
In this shot, I took 5 exposures at 1 stop interval and then merged all the 5 pictures in Photomatix software.

4 comments:

Marzouq said...

Man, I need to sitdown with you and take some courses on some of these just to get better at them! lol!

Very nicely done!

Nicole said...

ok, second try:

Gorgeous shot!!

And if you don't mind me asking: Did you get that Baby here in Kuwait? And if so, how much was it?
(I'm looking for one as well ;)

Cajie said...

@Marzouq,
Anytime man!. Just say the word and I'll be there.
All it will cost you is a frappucino. :)

@Nicole,
I purchased the camera online as it was very expensive from the dealer. I paid around KD 400/- (body only), while the local dealer was quoting KD 600/-.
Keep in mind that the improved D300 is going to be released in December.

Nicole said...

Guess what I held in my hands in Bahrain last weekend... :)

The D3

Nice ;)

But WAY out of range.....

Yepp, it will be a while anyway until I get one...I don't think I want to do it online, our address here is just not safe and APO stuff gets stolen :(

I guess, I'll have to wait :S