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Experience:  30 years of photography experience and 10 years of camera repair. Own a D300S, D40 and P7000.
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I have a d5300 trying to get Auto exposure bracketing to

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I have a d5300 trying to get Auto exposure bracketing to work. Set the multiple shots high. AEB on +_2 active d lighting off. Camera takes only a single shot. Can you help
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.

I'm also a Nikon guy - this is what you need to do: Set the Release Mode to "Continuous Low" or "Continuous High". That way, when you press the shutter button, the camera will fire off as many images as you want - usually 3 or 5 for bracketing.

Release Mode can be set from the Shooting Menu - or there is a dedicated button on the 5300 on the front of the camera at about 5 o clock as you look at it from the front (almost under the lens).

Let me know if you need further help.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Steve. I did that and still only takes a single shot
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok, let's check some things. Is your Active D turned off?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Active d lighting is off
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok let me grab my 5300 book. Give me a few minutes please. I'll be back.

Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Sorry for the delay. I'm not sure why your camera is not working as designed. Let's give it a quick reset. This will clear out any erroneous settings that may have been selected by mistake.

With the camera on, press and hold together, the two buttons on the back that have green dots next to them. On the 5300, these are either side of the optical viewfinder. Do this for 5 seconds.

Then go back into the menu, make sure Active D is off and then set your bracketing. Set release mode to continuous and let me know what happens.

I'll be here.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I figured it out. Unlike other cameras where you hold button down for first picture and it snaps 3 on this camera you have to continue to hold down the button it will pause after 3rd shot so you don't string off 10 pictures.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Yes, that is correct. I'm a long time Nikonian but I'm sure Canons work that way as well.

I'm glad you got it working. I'm sorry but I assumed you were holding the button down.

Please let me know if I can help you further.

Have a great weekend.


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No on cannon and Sony you don't have to hold the button down.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Thanks for the info.