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The bracketing function provides an automatic series of cap­tures; one at the standard exposure setting (Manual or Auto) and the others with pre-determined deviations from the standard exposure. This is particularly useful for images con­taining a very wide tonal range, for example. Mount the X1D on a tripod to ensure all captures are sharp with no camera shake.

Here’s how to set this function for a typical HDR capture:

1. Press the Camera icon on the Touch Display.  The Camera Settings Menu appears. Scroll down and select Bracketing. (figure 1)

2. From the Bracketing menu, set the options to your requirements (Figure 2).

3. Check the “Active” option to enable the bracketing function

4. From the “Amount” option select the step difference between each capture. You can choose from 1/3, 1/2, 1, 2 or 3 stops.

5. From the “Frames” option select how many frames you wish to capture in the sequence: 2, 3, 5, 7 or 9.

6. If you are shooting in Manual mode, you will need to select from the “Parameter in M” option whether the Shutter Speed or Aperture will be changed by the sequence.

7. The “Sequence” option allows you to choose the order that the captures will be made in. The default is normal, over and under (0, +, -), but you can select a different order if preferred (+, 0, -) or (-, 0, +).

8. The final option available “When Finished” sets the camera operation when the sequence is finished. The options are to stay in the bracketing mode or to exit to standard shooting.

9. Press the Menu/Exit button to return to the main menu.

10. The bracketing sequence you programed will now show on the control screen (Figure 3).
Press the shutter release to start it.

11. The display will show you the selected number of exposures, the step amount selected and how many exposures are remaining (Figure 4). To interrupt the sequence, press the “X” button.

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