To neuroanatomist above. THANK YOU! I went to the HDR page and then Page 173 in the manual (the AEB page) and NO WHERE there do they mention that you can do more than three shots. There isn't even a foot note?
It says three shots only! (what idiots). Then in the back of the manual (you rock for giving me the page printout!) on page P. 316 in the "custom settings" section...it lets you know that you can change the AEB shot count?
Just to the posts above. Yeah...I would NEVER use the in-Camera HDR...I am way past that.
Why they cannot have 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 brackets on a $3500 camera body is beyond me. I have had situations where I need 9 shots. Extreme..but it does come up. Obviously it would be soooooooo simple to implement in the firmware.
About the Promote Unit...yeah ...it works ok. Great actually...but my beef is ...why should I have purchase, set up, plug in TWO cords from a $350 devise into my $2500 camera body every time I want to auto bracket past 3 shots. (something that a $300 Panasonic camera body does with EASE, I might ad). It is cumbersome,(I have plenty to carry and set up already,), time consuming, awkward and REALLY takes away from the focus and flow of creating the image which is what this is all about, anyway. The camera is a tool to create images.
HDR has been around for years! Canon ....you need to give me more.
Canon is not much of a photographer-oriented company if they could not include a simple timing, bracketing feature in the computer of at least their better camera bodies. Finally in 2012 they come up with an improvement (that my little Panasonic did 4 years ago)...but it is still lacking, also..I can only do exposures up to 30sec. Why not more?...I find that to be quite lame. Canon gets a LOT of things right ...really right.....but this is a pet peeve of mine. It is such an easy thing for the company to improve..I am not asking for night-vision lenses or anything ridiculous (although that could be handy). LOL!!! OK>> I am done ranting.!
At any rate THANK YOU ALL for the help...the issue is cleared up...