How do I use the AE brack­et­ing func­tion on my Nikon D5200? Claire Storey, Har­row

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Chris says… First, you need to open the ‘Brack­et­ing/flash’ op­tion on the Cus­tom Set­ting menu, then set the ‘Auto Brack­et­ing set’ op­tion to AE.

This sim­ply tells the cam­era the type of brack­et­ing you want, and you still have to en­able the brack­et­ing op­tion when you shoot. You do this us­ing the in­ter­ac­tive dis­play: se­lect the ‘BKT’ op­tion on the screen and choose the brack­et­ing in­ter­val. I’d sug­gest AE1.0 to start with.

It’s a good idea to use the con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing mode, too, so that the cam­era takes all three shots in a se­quence. If you don’t, you can eas­ily lose track of where you are in the ex­po­sure se­quence.

As a fi­nal touch, you can use the EV com­pen­sa­tion but­ton to ap­ply an ini­tial ad­just­ment to the ex­po­sure, which is re­ally use­ful if you sus­pect your cam­era is go­ing to un­der- or over-ex­pose the scene.

You can take three dif­fer­ent ex­po­sures at the same time, but you can also ap­ply an ex­po­sure ‘off­set’ as you do it

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