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EOS R10 Focus bracketing/stacking in-camera w/ flash - electronic or mechanical shutter?

Mike79
Enthusiast

Impossible to keep my query "Subject" " short -  it says it all.

 

In addition to that question, how does the flash keep up with the incremental bracketing shots? 

 

Many thanks in advance for your valued response from this R10 owner.

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p4pictures
Whiz
Whiz

Simple answer - the flash won't fire with focus bracketing enabled on the EOS R10.

When you enable focus bracketing - on all the cameras that have it - the camera also sets the shutter mode to electronic. All the cameras apart from EOS R3, cannot fire a flash when the shutter mode is electronic. On the EOS R3, there's an additional setting in the focus bracketing menu that allows you to set an interval between the bracketed frames to allow the flash to recharge.


Brian
EOS specialist trainer, photographer and author
-- Note: my spell checker is set for EN-GB, not EN-US --

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My fellow old-timer, also retired (I did that twice) Floridian (maybe we're even related somewhere down the line- who knows ?) - I just took a quick view of your article, and I have to say that I'm quite impressed with your photographic skill, outstanding results using DPP4, and the writing of the comprehensive article.

I have no excuse now but to try DPP4.  However, as to the "Nothing better to do", personally I wouldn't mind being able to once again  "chase skirts".    ;   )         ;   )

SO - Mega (not MAGA) bushels of thanks for your very welcome and educational  response.

Mike

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p4pictures
Whiz
Whiz

Simple answer - the flash won't fire with focus bracketing enabled on the EOS R10.

When you enable focus bracketing - on all the cameras that have it - the camera also sets the shutter mode to electronic. All the cameras apart from EOS R3, cannot fire a flash when the shutter mode is electronic. On the EOS R3, there's an additional setting in the focus bracketing menu that allows you to set an interval between the bracketed frames to allow the flash to recharge.


Brian
EOS specialist trainer, photographer and author
-- Note: my spell checker is set for EN-GB, not EN-US --

Oh boy -  I had intended to macro shoot insects with flash and utilize a feature, for which I paid by purchasing the camera, to in-camera focus bracket and focus stack. Having an auto-focus assist with it would have been a plus. A bit of automation never hurt anyone...

I guess that now that you perfectly explained to me that my scheme was not to achieve fruition, bummer. 

Lordy, lordy           ;   (            😕

So, it appears that with flash, on the Gatling Gun setting, my only option is to manually focus, rock back and forth as necessary, for creating a "stack" of shots, then process afterwards - the usual route  (which I could have accomplished with my 7D Mark II).

I 've  puchased  "Elements +" to provide my "Photoshop Elements 15" with stack processing.  I haven't read of anyone raving about DPP, and the cost of Lightroom or Photoshop, for the amount of photos I'd be producing* would be silly.

*I'm 79 (Imperial, not Metric) years of age, and "old age aches and pains" will prevent me from scaling Mt. Everest in search of insects.   The articulating screen on my R10 will be of benefit to me so that I don't have to be on the ground much.     

Once again, I am most grateful for your knowledgeable input.    You da man!!!!


@Mike79 wrote:

I 've  puchased  "Elements +" to provide my "Photoshop Elements 15" with stack processing.  I haven't read of anyone raving about DPP, and the cost of Lightroom or Photoshop, for the amount of photos I'd be producing* would be silly.


DPP 4 is my preferred stacker for Raw, but it comes with a cost - time. Depending on the number of shots and amount of editing done to the Raw files, it can take a while to render the stack. Still, I am willing to wait for a superior image (Canon knows Canon). I'm old, retired, and have nothing better to do 🙂

You may want to read my post DPP 4 vs Helicon Focus Processing in the "Share Your Photos" section of this forum. It's long and may be dry, but try to make it to the bottom, particularly the "Touch-up" portion. 

Newton

My fellow old-timer, also retired (I did that twice) Floridian (maybe we're even related somewhere down the line- who knows ?) - I just took a quick view of your article, and I have to say that I'm quite impressed with your photographic skill, outstanding results using DPP4, and the writing of the comprehensive article.

I have no excuse now but to try DPP4.  However, as to the "Nothing better to do", personally I wouldn't mind being able to once again  "chase skirts".    ;   )         ;   )

SO - Mega (not MAGA) bushels of thanks for your very welcome and educational  response.

Mike

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