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By default, your Mark III's auto bracketing feature is configured for three shots, but you can change that if you want, using this custom function. I am here on the first page of my custom functions tab, Number of bracketed shots. I can choose between the 3, 2, 5, and 7. If you're an HDR shooter, you might be interested in 5 or 7 shots, as that will give you a much wider selection of dynamic range. I really like the 2 shot option. Very often, when I'm looking at a confusing exposure situation, usually what I'm confused about is only one direction or the other.
Hmm, I am not sure if this shot should be taken as metered, or if it should be a little overexposed, or maybe a little underexposed. So with just two shots I can knock off those two different options, which I find very handy. And of course, there is the default for three, which is also, I think, a perfectly useful bracketing sequence for HDR. Note that you do also have the option of changing the Bracketing sequence; I'm not going to go into that here, because I personally don't find it that useful, but you can find out more details in your manual. Number of bracketed shots, though, is a really handy option to have.
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