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