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Old Jan 4, 2005, 9:09 AM   #1
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Hi,

I am lucky enough to have a Canon 20D and the manual says I can bracket using AEB, however this does not seem to work?

So I was wondering if anyone else has a 20D and thus can suggest reason why it does not seem to work for me?
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Old Jan 4, 2005, 1:41 PM   #2
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I had the same problem when I first tried that.

You have to press the shutter three times to get it to take three bracketed shots.

Alternatively, put the camera in "motor drive" mode and it will take all three shots with one press.

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Old Jan 4, 2005, 1:53 PM   #3
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Thanks Paul, that is now problem solved!

Maybe you can help with another little problem?

AE Lock, I can set it then I can not seem to get rid of it until I turn the camera off? There must be another way?
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Old Jan 4, 2005, 1:59 PM   #4
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I just tried mine and when I press the * button, I get a * showing in the viewfinder along with the usual metering information.

As usual it will time out after two or three seconds. If I half press the shutter release, the * is gone from the display.

Have you changed the function of the * button with the custom settings?
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Old Jan 4, 2005, 2:11 PM   #5
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I doubt it as I don't know how to!!!!!!

Its not a biggy as I tend to shoot in manual all the time anyway, thus I do not really need it, its just nice to know!
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Old Jan 4, 2005, 2:13 PM   #6
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Paul(UK) wrote:
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I had the same problem when I first tried that.

You have to press the shutter three times to get it to take three bracketed shots.

Alternatively, put the camera in "motor drive" mode and it will take all three shots with one press.

Actually Paul here you suggest I can Bracket with one shot? At present I have to hold down the button until I have continuously shot three images? Is that currect or have I miss understood you?
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If you change the drive mode to 'Self-timer' (see p72 of the small green 20D handbook)then you can take the auto-bracketing with one-pess of the shutter button (it takes the three photos when the timer runs down).

eg. In Av mode with brackting already turned on:

-press Drive-ISO button

-use the dial to choose the Self-Timer icon

- press the shutter button

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Old Jan 5, 2005, 4:22 AM   #8
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OH Ok, its probably easier just to hold your finger down!!!!

Thanks for the help guy's
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Yeah, I forgot to mention that you need to hold the shutter release while it takes three shots.

It stops after the third one so you don't have to worry about taking too many.
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AE Lock, I can set it then I can not seem to get rid of it until I turn the camera off? There must be another way?
Yes, there is... just select a button on the back of the camera, menu or review for example, after that go on with your shot, half-press or just press the shutter button.
The * is gone, so is the AE lock... I also used to shut off the camera in the past... this is quicker :-)
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