I've recently begun shooting HDR with the old 1DII. I programmed Personal function 08 to give me 5- picture bracketing. When I want to switch to the default 3- picture bracketing I can go into PFn 8 and turn it off in the untethered camera, and I can turn it back on using the same technique.
What I would like to do is use a 7-ppicutre bracket on extremely high contrast scenes, but still be able to switch from 3- to 5- to 7-picture brackets by applying and registering the Personal functions through PFn 00. I read the camera manual as well as the software manual. My understanding is that the process would be: 1) Set up PFn 08 to give me 3-picture bracketing, then use PFn 00 and "register" it, say, with PFn 00-1. 2) Set up PFn 08 for 5-picture bracketing, and register PFn 00 on PFn 00-2. 3) Repeat the process with 7-picture bracketing and register it on PFn 00-3.
Supposedly, that should give me the ability in the field to "apply" PFn00-1, 2 or 3 and be able to choose among the three. However, all I can get is whatever the last CFn 08 was programmed with.
Any 1DiII mavens out there who can help?