How to use Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) on the EOS 60D.

Article ID: ART108888 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015


How to use Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) on the EOS 60D.


Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)

Using the exposure compensation setting, you can capture images at different exposure levels, and then select the optimal image later as shown in the example below. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) shooting.

You can set your camera so that the shutter speed and aperture value are changed automatically to capture three successive shots with exposure bracketing of +/-5-stops in 1/3-stop increments.

For details on exposure compensation, please refer to the Related Information section.

How to set the AEB shooting

1. Flip out the LCD monitor, and then set the power switch to <ON>.

For the details about how to open the LCD monitor, see .

2. Press the <MENU> button to bring up the menu.

3. Under the [ ] tab, select [Expo. comp./AEB], then press the <SET> button.

4. Turn the <Main Dial> to set the AEB amount.

Press the <Multi-controller> to set the exposure compensation amount. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation, AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount.

5. Press the <SET> button to set it.

When you press the <MENU> button to exit the menu, [ ] and the AEB level will be displayed on the LCD panel.

6. Focus and press the shutter button completely. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure, Decreased exposure, and Increased exposure.

Canceling AEB

Follow steps 3 to 5 to turn off the AEB amount display.

The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <OFF>, flash recycling is complete, etc.

  • If the drive mode is set to [ ] (single shooting), you must press the shutter button three times. When [ ](High-speed continuous shooting) or [ ](Low-speed continuous shooting) is set and you hold down the shutter button completely, the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously. Then the camera will stop shooting. When [ ] (10 sec. Self-timer) or [ ] (2 sec. Self-timer) is set, the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously after a 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay.
  • Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB.
  • The AEB shooting sequence can be changed: Decreased exposure, Standard exposure, and Increased exposure. For details, please refer to the instruction manual that came with your camera.



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