Does "normal" HDR on NEX7, 3 or more exposure +/- 2EV require manual steps?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by lapdog99, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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    The Sony auto "HDR" on the NEX7 has a minimal spread, and I haven't found a way to program like on
    an SLR, other than setting the exposures one at a time and pressing the shutter button three times.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. lowincash

    lowincash TalkEmount Regular

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    This is one of the thing hopefully a firmware update can address. I would like to have a wider range as well. Works okay as is but could be better.
     
  3. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    When you're in the menu to choose between DRO and HDR, just press the option button (lower right soft key) to choose bracketing manually up to +|- 6 EV, then you just have to press the shutter button once.
     
  4. L4RRY

    L4RRY TalkEmount Rookie

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    poki you dont even know how did you make me happy i was searching for bracketing on nex and I was even thinkin of selling it because it;) so thank you;)
    Sent from my 7 Pro T7576 using Board Express
     
  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
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    I'm glad I could help. :)

    Yeah, nobody seems to know about this feature. It's the same as with the 'not so sharp' jpegs - you just have to go to the options.
     
  6. L4RRY

    L4RRY TalkEmount Rookie

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    Not so sharp jpegs? Is there any other thing that I dont know? ;)
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  7. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Poki, I don't think this does three shots at a selected EV spread. In DRO it simply takes one photo, or perhaps I am missing something. Would you please elaborate?
     
  8. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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  9. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
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    I spoke of HDR. As it't 'Auto HDR' it takes 3 jpegs and combones them IN the camera, but it takes (!) 3 shots.
     
  10. jfazer

    jfazer TalkEmount Regular

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    "There's a little book called "manual"... jeje... There you can find all your answers! "

    A friend told me that, and he was totally right...
     
  11. lapdog99

    lapdog99 TalkEmount Veteran

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    Found the Adorama info more informative than the manual re: HDR/DRO mode

    I am beginning to agree with the "do it in post" thinking, and waiting for RAW support in Aperture