I am using bracketing on both a D850 and D7500, and the issue I want to "fix" is the same for both cameras (and probably across all Nikon (D)SLRs)
When setting up a set of bracketing, you choose the number of shots around a base exposure. EG I could choose 3F and the bracketing program would be to take shots that are (using 1 EV differences) -1, 0, +1 EV difference from the base exposure.
Typically I am setting up a manual base exposure 1/250, F16, and 5F, with a 1EV separation. This gives me a program of:
1/1000 F/16 1/500 F/16 1/250 F/16 <= Base exposure 1/125 F/16 1/60 F/16
Now, one of the bracketing options is to set the bracketing order as being either:
- MTR > under > over
- under > MTR > over
With option #1, the cameras take the shots in this order:
1 1/250 F/16 <= Base exposure 2 1/1000 F/16 3 1/500 F/16 4 1/125 F/16 5 1/60 F/16
While with #2, the order is indeed
1 1/1000 F/16 2 1/500 F/16 3 1/250 F/16 <= Base exposure 4 1/125 F/16 5 1/60 F/16
I prefer #2 so I can see a nice transition across all the shots in the bracket.
The problem I have is that the LCD on top of the camera shows the exposure of the first image in the bracketing series.
This is ok for #1, as I directly see my manual exposure.
But for #2 it shows me "1/1000 F/16". Which at times confuses me as I am second guessing what I actually set the exposure to be, and as I am thinking of a series of shots surrounding a base exposure. The confusion increases when after looking at my histograms I want to modify my base exposure, but changing a command dial updates the display with the exposure of that first image, and not of my base exposure. (I have at times ended up setting the order to MTR > under > over, changing the exposure, and then returning the order to under > MTR > over. Which is a really clumsy way to do things)
My question is, with the bracketing order set to "under > MTR > over" is there any way to set the camera's display to show the base exposure, and not the exposure of the first image it will take?