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What is Micro Contrast? This allows the multi selector to be used to select the focus point. Page Auto-area AF The focus point for auto-area AF is selected automatically; manual focus-point selection is not available.
See Also For information on choosing when the focus point is illuminated, see Custom Setting a5 AF point illumination, 0 Page Focus Lock Focus Lock Focus lock can be used to change the composition after focusing, making it possible to focus on a subject that will not be in a focus point in the final composition. If the camera is unable to focus using autofocus 0 91 , you can also focus on another subject at the same distance and then use focus lock to recompose the photograph.
Page Recompose the photograph and shoot. Do not change the distance between the camera and the subject while focus lock is in effect. Page Getting Good Results with Autofocus Autofocus does not perform well under the conditions listed below.
The shutter release may be disabled if the camera is unable to focus under these conditions, or the in-focus indicator may be displayed and the camera may sound a beep, allowing the shutter to be released even when the subject is not in focus. Page Release Mode Release Mode Choosing a Release Mode To choose a release mode, press the release mode dial lock release and turn the release mode dial to the desired setting.
Mode Camera takes one photograph each time shutter-release Single frame button is pressed. While shutter-release button is held down, camera takes photographs at frame rate selected for Custom Setting d2 CL mode shooting speed, 0 Page Power Source And Frame Rate Mode Choose this mode to minimize camera shake in telephoto or close-up photography or in other situations in which the Mirror up slightest camera movement can result in blurred photographs 0 Power Source and Frame Rate The maximum frame advance rate varies with the power source used.
Page Buffer Size The approximate number of images that can be stored in the memory buffer at current settings is shown in the exposure-count displays in the viewfinder and control panel while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. The illustration at right shows the display when space remains in the buffer for about 37 pictures. Mount the camera on a tripod. Mount the camera on a tripod or place the camera on a stable, level surface. Select self-timer mode. Press the release mode dial lock release and turn the release mode dial to E.
Page Start the timer. Press the shutter-release button all the way down to start the timer. The self-timer lamp will start to blink. Two seconds before the photograph is taken, the self-timer lamp will stop blinking. The shutter will be released about ten seconds after the timer starts. To turn the self-timer off before a photograph is taken, turn the release mode dial to another setting. Page Mirror Up Mode Mirror up Mode Choose this mode to minimize blurring caused by camera movement when the mirror is raised.
Use of a tripod is recommended. Select mirror up mode. Press the release mode dial lock release and turn the release mode dial to M Raise the mirror. Note that ISO sensitivity can not be adjusted from the shooting menu in movie live view. In exposure mode h, ISO sensitivity can however be adjusted using the S button and main command dial 0 Page Adjust settings.
The maximum value for auto ISO sensitivity can be selected using Maximum sensitivity the minimum value for auto ISO sensitivity is automatically set to ISO ; note that if the value selected for Maximum sensitivity is lower than the value currently selected for ISO sensitivity, the value selected for Maximum sensitivity will be used. Page Exposure Exposure Metering Metering determines how the camera sets exposure.
The following options are available: Option Matrix: Produces natural results in most situations. Camera meters a wide area of the frame and set exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and, with type G or D lenses 0 , distance information 3D color matrix metering III; Page To choose a metering method, rotate the metering selector until the desired setting is displayed in the viewfinder.
See Also For information on making separate adjustments to optimal exposure for each metering method, see Custom Setting b6 Fine-tune optimal exposure, 0 Metering selector Viewfinder Page Exposure Mode Exposure Mode To determine how the camera sets shutter speed and aperture when adjusting exposure, press the I Q button and rotate the main command dial until the desired option appears in the control panel. Lens Types When using a CPU lens equipped with an aperture ring 0 , lock the aperture ring at the minimum aperture highest f-number.
Page E: Programmed Auto e: Programmed Auto In this mode, the camera automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture according to a built-in program to ensure optimal exposure in most situations. This mode is recommended for snapshots and other situations in which you want to leave the camera in charge of shutter speed and aperture. Page F: Shutter-Priority Auto f: Shutter-Priority Auto In shutter-priority auto, you choose the shutter speed while the camera automatically selects the aperture that will produce the optimal exposure.
Fast shutter speed Slow shutter speed 1, Page G: Aperture-Priority Auto g: Aperture-Priority Auto In aperture-priority auto, you choose the aperture while the camera automatically selects the shutter speed that will produce the optimal exposure.
Large apertures low f-numbers increase flash range 0 and reduce depth of field, blurring objects behind and in front of the main subject. If the maximum aperture of the lens has been specified using the Non-CPU lens data item in setup menu 0 when a non-CPU lens is attached, the current f-number will be displayed in the viewfinder and control panel, rounded to the nearest full stop. Page H: Manual h: Manual In manual exposure mode, you control both shutter speed and aperture.
While the exposure meters are on, rotate the main command dial to choose a shutter speed, and the sub-command dial to set aperture. Exposure Indicators The exposure indicators in the viewfinder and control panel show whether the photograph would be under- or over-exposed at current settings. Page Long Time-Exposures Close the viewfinder eyepiece shutter to prevent light entering via the viewfinder from appearing in the photograph or interfering with exposure. Note that noise bright spots, randomly-spaced bright pixels or fog may be present in long exposures; Page Select exposure mode h.
Press the I Q button and rotate the main command dial until h is displayed in the control panel. Choose a shutter speed. Page Shutter-Speed And Aperture Lock Shutter-Speed and Aperture Lock Shutter speed lock is available in shutter-priority auto and manual exposure modes, aperture lock in aperture-priority auto and manual exposure modes.
Shutter speed and aperture lock are not available in programmed auto exposure mode. Assign shutter speed and aperture lock to a camera control. Page Aperture exposure modes g and h : Press the selected button and rotate the sub-command dial until F icons appear in the viewfinder and the control panel. Fn button To unlock aperture, press the button and rotate the sub- command dial until the F icons disappear from the displays.
Page Autoexposure Ae Lock Autoexposure AE Lock Use autoexposure lock to recompose photographs after using center-weighted metering and spot metering to meter exposure. Note that matrix metering will not produce the desired results. Lock exposure. Position the subject in the selected focus point and press the shutter- release button halfway. Page Metered Area In spot metering, exposure will be locked at the value metered in a 4-mm 0.
In center- weighted metering, exposure will be locked at the value metered in a mm circle in the center of the viewfinder. Adjusting Shutter Speed and Aperture While exposure lock is in effect, the following settings can be changed without altering the metered value for exposure Page Exposure Compensation Exposure Compensation Exposure compensation is used to alter exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker.
It is most effective when used with center-weighted or spot metering 0 Choose in situations in which it is difficult to set exposure, flash level i-TTL and, where supported, auto aperture flash control modes only; see pages , , and , Active D-Lighting, or white balance and there is not time to check results and adjust settings with each shot, or to experiment with different settings for the same subject.
To display the menus, press the G button. Page Select an exposure increment. Pressing the D button, rotate the sub-command dial to choose the exposure increment. The bracketing programs with an increment of Control panel display See Also For information on choosing the size of the exposure increment, see Page Frame a photograph, focus, and shoot.
Modifications to exposure are added to those made with exposure compensation see page , making it possible to achieve exposure compensation values of more than 5 EV. Page Exposure and Flash Bracketing In continuous low speed and continuous high speed modes, shooting will pause after the number of shots specified in the bracketing program have been taken. Shooting will resume the next time the shutter-release button is pressed.
Page White Balance Bracketing The camera creates multiple copies of each photograph, each with a different white balance. For more information on white balance, see page Select white balance bracketing. Choose the number of shots. Page Select a white balance increment. Pressing the D button, rotate the sub-command dial to choose the white balance adjustment. Each increment is roughly equivalent to 5 mired.
D button Choose from increments of 1 5 mired , 2 10 mired , or 3 15 mired. Each shot will be processed to create the number of copies specified in the bracketing program, and each copy will have a different white balance. Modifications to white balance are added to the white balance adjustment made with white balance fine-tuning.
Page Canceling Bracketing To cancel bracketing, press the D button and rotate the main command dial until the number of shots in the bracketing sequence is zero r and W is no longer displayed. The program last in effect will be restored the next time bracketing is activated.
For more information on Active D-Lighting, see page Select ADL bracketing. Pressing the D button, rotate the main command dial to choose the number of shots in the bracketing sequence. Page Select Active D-Lighting. Pressing the D button, rotate the sub-command dial to choose Active D-Lighting. Active D-Lighting is shown in the control panel. The camera will vary Active D-Lighting shot-by-shot according to the bracketing program selected. While bracketing is in effect, a bracketing progress indicator will be displayed in the control panel.
A segment will disappear from the indicator after each shot. Page Canceling Bracketing To cancel bracketing, press the D button and rotate the main command dial until the number of shots in the bracketing sequence is zero r and d is no longer displayed.
Auto white balance is recommended with most light sources. If the desired results can not be achieved with auto white balance, choose an option from the list below or use preset white balance.
Page Option K Choose color temp. White balance can be selected by pressing the U button and rotating the main command dial until the desired setting is displayed in the control panel. Page See Also When WB bracketing is selected for Custom Setting e5 Auto bracketing set, 0 , the camera will create several images each time the shutter is released. See page for more information. White balance is fine-tuned using the White balance option in the shooting menu or by pressing the U button and rotating the sub-command dial.
Page Fine-tune white balance. Use the multi selector to fine- tune white balance. White balance can be fine-tuned on the amber A ï¿½blue B axis and the green G ï¿½magenta M axis.
The horizontal amber- blue axis corresponds to color temperature, with each increment equivalent to about 5 mired. The White Balance Menu Enter values for the amber-blue and green-magenta axes 0 Page Press J.
Press J to save changes and return to the shooting menu. Page Preset Manual Preset Manual Preset manual is used to record and recall custom white balance settings for shooting under mixed lighting or to compensate for light sources with a strong color cast. The camera can store up to four values for preset white balance in presets d-1 through d Two methods are available for setting preset white balance: Method Direct measurement Place a neutral gray or white object under the lighting that will be used in the final photograph.
In studio settings, a standard gray panel can be used as a reference object. Note that exposure is automatically increased by 1 EV when measuring white balance; Page Select direct measurement mode. Release the U button briefly and then press the button until the L icon in the control panel starts to flash. A flashing D will also appear in the viewfinder. The displays will flash for about six seconds.
Measure white balance. Page Check the results. If the camera was able to measure a value for white balance, C will flash in the control panel for about six seconds, while the viewfinder will show a flashing a. If lighting is too dark or too bright, the camera may be unable to measure white balance. Page Copying White Balance from a Photograph Follow the steps below to copy a value for white balance from an existing photograph to a selected preset. Select L Preset manual for White balance in the shooting menu.
Press the G button and select White balance in the shooting menu. Page Highlight a source image. Highlight the source image. To view the highlighted image full frame, press the X button. To view images in other locations, press W and select the desired card and folder 0 Copy white balance. Press J to copy the white balance value for the highlighted photograph to the selected preset. Page Entering a Comment Follow the steps below to enter a descriptive comment of up to thirty-six characters for a selected white balance preset.
Select L Preset manual. Highlight Preset manual in the white balance menu 0 and press 2. Select a preset. Page Protecting a White Balance Preset Follow the steps below to protect the selected white balance preset. Protected presets can not be modified and the Fine-tune and Edit comment options can not be used.
Choose a Picture Control according to the subject or type of scene. Page Select a Picture Control. Custom Picture Controls are created through modifications to existing Picture Controls using the Manage Picture Control option in the shooting menu 0 Choose a balanced combination of settings using Quick adjust, or make manual adjustments to individual settings.
Select a Picture Control. For Quick adjust example, choosing positive values for Vivid makes pictures more vivid. Not available with Neutral, Monochrome, or custom Picture Controls. Use a type G or D lens for best results. The icons for Picture Controls that use auto contrast and saturation are displayed in green in the Picture Control grid, and lines appear parallel to the axes of the grid.
Press 4 or 2 to adjust saturation. Custom Picture Controls The options available with custom Picture Controls are the same as those on which the custom Picture Control was based. Select Manage Picture Control in the shooting menu. Highlight Manage Picture Control in the shooting menu and press 2.
Page Edit the selected Picture Control. To abandon any changes and start over from default settings, press the O Q button. Press J when settings are complete. Select a destination. Choose a destination for the custom Picture Control C-1 through C-9 and press 2.
Page Save changes and exit. Press J to save changes and exit. The new Picture Control will appear in the Picture Control list. Page Sharing Custom Picture Controls Sharing Custom Picture Controls Custom Picture Controls created using the Picture Control Utility available with ViewNX 2 or optional software such as Capture NX 2 can be copied to a memory card and loaded into the camera, or custom Picture Controls created with the camera can be copied to the memory card to be used in other D cameras and compatible software and then deleted when no longer needed if two memory cards are inserted, the card in the primary slot will be The memory card can only be used to store user-created custom Picture Controls.
The preset Picture Controls supplied with the camera 0 can not be copied to the memory card, renamed, or deleted. Use for high contrast scenes, for example when photographing brightly lit outdoor scenery through a door or window or taking pictures of shaded subjects on a sunny day.
Highlight Active D-Lighting in the shooting menu and press Choose an option. Highlight the desired option and press J. HDR is most effective when used with matrix metering 0 ; with other metering methods, an exposure differential of Auto is equivalent to about 2 EV.
Page Select a mode. Highlight HDR mode and press 2. Highlight one of the following and press J. Page Choose the exposure differential. To choose the difference in exposure between the two shots, highlight Exposure differential and press 2.
The options shown at right will be displayed. Highlight an option and press J. Choose higher values for high-contrast subjects, but note that choosing a value higher than required may not produce the desired results; The camera takes two exposures when the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down.
The desired results may not be achieved if the camera or subject moves during shooting. Depending on the scene, shadows may appear around bright objects or halos may appear around dark objects; this effect can be reduced by adjusting the amount of smoothing. Page Choose a flash mode. Press the M Y button and rotate the main command dial until the desired flash mode icon is displayed in the control panel 0 Check exposure shutter speed and aperture.
Press the shutter-release button halfway and check shutter speed and aperture. In programmed auto and aperture-priority auto modes, shutter speed will automatically be set to values Front-curtain between sync flash unit is used with Auto FP High-Speed Sync; 0 Red-eye reduction lamp lights for approximately one second before main flash.
Page Shutter Speeds and Apertures Available with the Built-in Flash Mode Set automatically by camera Value selected by user Set automatically by camera Value selected by user 1 Shutter speed may be set as slow as 30s in slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, and slow sync with red-eye reduction flash modes. Preflashes reflected from objects in all areas of frame are picked up by RGB sensor with approximately 91K 91, pixels and are analyzed in combination with range information from matrix metering system to adjust flash output for natural balance between main subject and Remove lens hoods to prevent shadows.
The flash has a minimum range of 0. Aperture at ISO equivalent of ï¿½ The built-in flash has a minimum range of 0.
In exposure mode e, the maximum aperture minimum f-number is limited according to ISO sensitivity, as shown below: Maximum aperture at ISO equivalent of: If the maximum aperture of the lens is smaller than given above, the Flash output can be increased to make the main subject appear brighter, or reduced to prevent unwanted highlights or reflections. Flash compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off.
Page Fv Lock FV Lock This feature is used to lock flash output, allowing photographs to be recomposed without changing the flash level and ensuring that flash output is appropriate to the subject even when the subject is not positioned in the center of the frame. Flash output is adjusted automatically for any changes in ISO sensitivity and aperture.
Page Lock flash level. After confirming that the flash ready indicator M is displayed in the viewfinder, press the Fn button. The flash will emit a monitor preflash to determine the appropriate flash level. Flash output will be locked at this level and FV lock icon e will appear in the viewfinder. Page Other Shooting Options Other Shooting Options Two-Button Reset: Restoring Default Settings The camera settings listed below can be restored to default values by holding the T and E buttons down together for more than two seconds these buttons are marked by a green dot.
The control panel turns off briefly while settings are reset. Page Multiple Exposure Multiple Exposure Follow the steps below to record a series of two to ten exposures in a single photograph. Multiple exposures can make use of RAW data from the camera image sensor to produce colors noticeably superior to those in software-generated photographic overlays.
Creating a Multiple Exposure Multiple exposures can not be recorded in live view. Multiple exposure shooting will continue until you select Off for Multiple exposure mode. Page Choose the number of shots. Highlight Number of shots and press 2. Press 1 or 3 to choose the number of exposures that will be combined to form a single photograph and press J.
Page Choose the amount of gain. Highlight Auto gain and press 2. The following options will be displayed. Page The n icon will blink until shooting ends. If On series is selected, multiple exposure shooting will only end when Off is selected for multiple exposure mode; if On single photo is selected, multiple exposure shooting ends automatically when the multiple exposure is complete. Page Multiple Exposure Do not remove or replace the memory card while recording a multiple exposure.
Multiple exposures can not be recorded in live view. Taking photographs in live view resets Multiple exposure mode to Off. The information listed in the playback photo information display including date of recording and camera orientation is for the first shot in the multiple exposure. Page Interval Timer Photography Interval Timer Photography The camera is equipped to take photographs automatically at preset intervals.
Select Interval timer shooting in the shooting menu. Highlight Interval timer shooting in the shooting menu and press 2.
Choose a starting time. Page Choose the interval. Press 4 or 2 to highlight hours, minutes, or seconds; press 1 or 3 to change. Choose an interval longer than the slowest anticipated shutter speed. Press 2 to continue. Choose the number of intervals and number of shots per interval. Page Start shooting. Highlight On and press J to return to the shooting menu without starting the interval timer, highlight Off and press J.
The first series of shots will be taken at the specified starting time, or after about 3 s if Now was selected for Choose start time in Step 2.
Page Bracketing Adjust bracketing settings before starting interval timer photography. If exposure, flash, or ADL bracketing is active while interval timer photography is in effect, the camera will take the number of shots in the bracketing program at each interval, regardless of the number of shots specified in the interval timer menu. Page Interrupting Interval Timer Photography Interval timer shooting will end automatically if the battery is exhausted.
Page Time-Lapse Photography Time-Lapse Photography The camera automatically takes photos at selected intervals to create a silent time-lapse movie using the options currently selected for Movie settings in the shooting menu 0 Before Shooting Before beginning time-lapse photography, take a test shot at current settings framing the photo in the viewfinder for an accurate exposure preview and view the results in the monitor. Page Press 2. Press 2 to proceed to Step 3 and choose an interval and shooting time.
To record a time-lapse movie using the default interval of 5 seconds and shooting time of 25 minutes, proceed to step 5. Choose the interval. Press 4 or 2 to highlight minutes or seconds; Highlight On and press J to return to the shooting menu without starting time-lapse photography, highlight Off and press J. Time-lapse photography starts after 3 s. The camera takes photographs at the interval selected in Step 3 for the time selected in Step 4.
Page Calculating the Length of the Final Movie The total number of frames in the final movie can be calculated by dividing the shooting time by the interval and rounding up. Page Interrupting Time-Lapse Photography Time-lapse photography will end automatically if the battery is exhausted. Page The camera can store data for up to nine non-CPU lenses. Highlight Non-CPU lens data in the setup menu and press 2.
Select a lens number. Page Select Done. Highlight Done and press J. The specified focal length and aperture will be stored under the chosen lens number. For information on connecting the unit, see the manual provided with the GP Operation has been confirmed with Garmin eTrex and Garmin geko series devices equipped with a PC interface cable connector.
Photo information for pictures taken while this icon is displayed include an additional page of GPS data 0 Option Exposure meters will turn off automatically if no operations are performed for the period specified in Custom Setting c2 Auto meter-off delay, 0 ; The most recent photograph will be displayed in the monitor. Additional pictures can be displayed by pressing 4 or 2; to view additional information on the current photograph, press 1 or 3 0 The dialog shown at right will be displayed; Highlight the desired slot and press 2 to display a list of folders, then highlight a folder and press J to view the pictures in the selected folder.
JPG 10 : 06 : 22 1 Displayed only if Focus point is selected for Playback display options 0 If photograph was taken using AF-C, focus point is only displayed if option other than auto-area AF was selected for AF-area mode and camera was able to focus. Page Highlights Highlights 1 Blinking areas indicate highlights areas that may be overexposed for current channel.
Hold W button and press 4 or 2 to cycle through channels as follows: all channels 2 Displayed in yellow if picture is in non-FX format including DX-based movie format; 0 67, Page Playback Zoom To zoom in on the photograph when the histogram is displayed, press X. Use the X and W buttons to zoom in and out and scroll the image with the multi selector. The histogram will be updated to show only the data for the portion of the image visible in the monitor. Page Metering method The following operations can be performed while zoom is in effect: Zoom in or out View Playback zoom is cancelled when a movie is displayed.
Press the shutter-release button halfway or press the K button to exit to shooting mode. Protected files can not be deleted using the O Q button or the Delete option in the playback menu.
Note that protected images will be deleted when the memory card is formatted 0 32, Page Deleting Photographs Deleting Photographs To delete the photograph displayed in full-frame playback or highlighted in the thumbnail list, press the O Q button. To delete multiple selected photographs or all photographs in the current playback folder, use the Delete option in the playback menu. Page Press the O Q button again. To delete the photograph, press the O Q button.
To exit without deleting the photograph, press the K button. See Also The After delete option in the playback menu determines whether the next image or the previous image is displayed after an image is deleted 0 Note that depending on the number of images, some time may be required for deletion. Option Q Selected Delete selected pictures.
Delete all pictures in the folder currently selected for R All playback 0 Page Select the highlighted picture. Press the center of the multi selector to select the highlighted picture. Selected pictures are marked by a O icon. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to select additional pictures; to deselect a picture, highlight it and press the center of the multi selector. Page Connections EP-5B power connector available separately.
If the desired language is not available, click Region Selection to choose a different region and then choose the desired language region selection is not available in the European release.
Page Do not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle. Close the connector cover when the connector is not in use. Turn the computer on. Turn the computer on and wait for it to start up.
Connect the USB cable. Connect the USB cable as shown. USB Hubs Connect the camera directly to the computer; Page Start Nikon Transfer 2.
If a message is displayed prompting you to choose a program, select Nikon Transfer 2. Windows 7 If the following dialog is displayed, select Nikon Transfer 2 as described below. Page Ethernet And Wireless Networks Ethernet and Wireless Networks If the optional WT-4 wireless transmitter 0 is attached, photographs can be transferred or printed over wireless or Ethernet networks and the camera can also be controlled from network computers running Camera Control Pro 2 available separately.
Page Movies The WT-4 can be used to upload movies in transfer mode if Auto send or Send folder is not selected for Transfer settings. Movies can not be uploaded in thumbnail select mode. Thumbnail Select Mode Camera settings can not be changed from the computer in thumbnail select mode.
Turn the printer on and connect the USB cable as shown. Do not use force or attempt to insert the connectors at an angle. USB Hubs Connect the camera directly to the printer; Press 4 or 2 to view additional pictures. Press 1 or 3 to view photo information 0 , or press the X button to zoom in on the current frame 0 , press K to exit zoom.
Page Start Printing Option This option is available only if supported by the printer. Highlight Printer default use current printer settings , Print with border print photo with white border , or No Border border and press J to select and exit to the previous menu.
Press the G button in the PictBridge playback display see Step 3 on page Choose an option. Highlight one of the following options and press 2. Page Select pictures. Use the multi selector to scroll through the pictures on the memory card to view images in other locations, press W and select the desired card and folder as described on page To display the current picture full screen, press and hold the X button.
Page Adjust printing options. Choose page size, border, and time stamp options as described on page a warning will be displayed if the selected page size is too small for an index print. Start printing. Select Start printing and press J to start printing. To cancel before all copies have been printed, press Page Select imprint options.
Highlight the following options and press 2 to toggle the highlighted option on or off to complete the print order without including this information, proceed to Step 4. Always turn the camera off before connecting or disconnecting an HDMI cable. If Auto is selected, the camera will automatically select the appropriate format. Note that the edges may not be visible when photographs are viewed on a television screen. Slide Shows The Slide show option in the playback menu can be used for automated playback 0 Option Pictures in all folders created with the D will be visible during ND playback.
Pictures in all folders will be visible during playback. Only pictures in the current folder will be visible during Current playback.
Page Playback Display Options Select pictures. Use the multi selector to scroll through the pictures on the memory card to view the highlighted picture full screen, press and hold the X button; to view images in other locations, press W and select the desired card and folder as described on page and press the center of the multi selector to select the current picture.
Option Select source Choose card from which pictures will be copied. Select pictures to be copied. Select image s Select destination Select destination folder on remaining card.
Copy image s? Choose Select source. Page Select the source folder. Highlight the folder containing the images to be copied and press 2. Make the initial selection. Before going on select or deselect individual images, you can mark all or all protected images in the folder for copying by choosing Select all images or Select protected images. Page Select a destination folder. To enter a folder number, choose Select folder by number, enter the number 0 , and press J.
To choose from a list of existing folders, choose Select folder from list, highlight a folder, and press J. Copy the images. Page Image Review Copying Images Images will not be copied if there is insufficient space on the destination card. Be sure the battery is fully charged before copying movies. If the destination folder contains an image with the same name as one of the images to be copied, a confirmation dialog will be displayed.
Option Show Display following picture. If deleted picture was last frame, next previous picture will be displayed. Show Display previous picture. If deleted picture was first frame, previous following picture will be displayed. If user was scrolling through pictures in order recorded, following picture will be displayed as described for Show Continue Page Slide Show Slide Show Create a slide show of the pictures in the current playback folder 0 Hidden images 0 are not displayed.
Option Start slide show. Start Choose type of image displayed from Still images and Image type movies, Still images only, and Movies only. Choose how long each photo will be displayed. With the exceptions of Extended menu banks, Interval timer shooting, Multiple exposure, Time-lapse photography, and modifications to Picture Controls quick adjust and other manual adjustments , changes to settings in one bank have no effect on the others.
To store a particular combination of frequently-used settings, select one of the four banks and set the camera to these settings.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed; highlight Yes and O Q button press J to restore default settings for the selected bank. See page for a list of default settings. Select Folder by Number Choose Select folder by number. Highlight Select folder by number and press 2.
The dialog shown at right will be displayed, with the current primary slot 0 89 underlined. Highlight Select folder from list and press 2. Highlight a folder. Press 1 or 3 to highlight a folder. Select the highlighted folder. Press J to select the highlighted folder and return to the shooting menu.
Page Color Space For more information, see the documentation provided with the application or device. Nikon Software ViewNX 2 supplied and Capture NX 2 available separately automatically select the correct color space when opening photographs created with this camera. Its effects vary from lens to lens and are most noticeable at maximum aperture. Choose from High, Normal, Low, and Off.
Page Auto Distortion Control Auto Distortion Control Select On to reduce barrel distortion in photos taken with wide-angle lenses and to reduce pin-cushion distortion in photos taken with long lenses note that the edges of the area visible in the viewfinder may be cropped out of the final photograph, and that the time needed to process photographs before recording begins may increase.
G button Custom Settings are used to customize camera settings to suit individual preferences. Main menu Custom settings bank 0 Custom Setting groups Changes to settings in one bank have no effect on the others. The new settings will be stored in the bank even when the camera is turned off, and will be restored the next time the bank is selected. If settings in the current bank have been modified from default values, an asterisk will be displayed adjacent to the altered settings in the second level of the Custom Settings menu.
Page A2: Af-S Priority Selection a2: AF-S Priority Selection When AF-S 0 91 is selected for viewfinder photography, this option controls whether photographs can be taken only when the camera is in focus focus priority or whenever the shutter-release button is pressed release priority in single-servo AF.
Option Photos can be taken whenever the shutter-release G Release Option C 5 Long When the distance to the subject changes abruptly, the camera waits for the specified period before adjusting D 3 Normal the distance to the subject. Option The selected focus point is automatically highlighted as Auto needed to establish contrast with the background.
The selected focus point is always highlighted, regardless of the brightness of the background. Option Choose from the 51 focus points B 51 points shown at right. Choose from the 11 focus points A 11 points shown at right. Use for quick focus- point selection. Option The AF-assist illuminator lights when lighting is poor viewfinder photography only.
AF-assist illumination is only available when both of the following conditions are met: 1 AF-S is selected for autofocus mode 0 If possible, the current ISO sensitivity setting is maintained when the step value is changed. If the current ISO sensitivity setting is not available at the new step value, ISO sensitivity will be rounded to the nearest available setting. Option Exposure compensation is set by rotating one of the command dials see note below. Adjustments to either of these items reset the remaining item; a message is displayed when the item is reset.
The shutter-speed and aperture displays in the control panel and viewfinder turn off automatically when the exposure meters turn off. Choose a shorter meter-off delay for longer battery life. Page C4: Monitor Off Delay c4: Monitor off Delay Choose how long the monitor remains on when no operations are performed during playback Playback; defaults to 10 s and image review Image review; defaults to 4 s , when menus Menus; defaults to 1 minute or information Information display; defaults to 10 s are displayed, or during live view and movie recording Live view; Page D2: Cl Mode Shooting Speed d2: CL Mode Shooting Speed Choose the maximum frame advance rate in continuous low speed mode 0 ; during interval timer photography, this setting also determines the frame advance rate for single-frame.
Continuous Release The maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst in continuous mode can be set to any value between 1 and Page D5: File Number Sequence d5: File Number Sequence When a photograph is taken, the camera names the file by adding one to the last file number used. This option controls whether file numbering continues from the last number used when a new folder is created, the memory card is formatted, or a new memory card is inserted in the camera.
Page D6: Viewfinder Grid Display d6: Viewfinder Grid Display Choose On to display on-demand grid lines in the viewfinder for reference when composing photographs 0 8. Page D9: Information Display d9: Information Display If Auto AUTO is selected, the color of the lettering in the information display 0 10 will automatically change from black to white or white to black to maintain contrast with the background. To always use the same color lettering, select Manual and choose Dark on light B; Page D Battery Order d Battery Order Choose whether the battery in the camera or the batteries in the battery pack are used first when an optional MB-D12 battery pack is attached.
Option Auto FP high-speed sync is used when a compatible flash unit is attached 0 Option Flash output is adjusted automatically in response to r TTL shooting conditions. Choose the flash level. The camera does not emit s Manual monitor pre-flashes. Repeating The flash fires repeatedly while the shutter is open, flash Page Flash Control Mode The flash control mode for the built-in flash is shown in the information display. Page Commander Mode Use the built-in flash as a master flash controlling one or more remote optional flash units in up to two groups A and B using advanced wireless lighting 0 Selecting this option displays the menu shown at right.
Press 4 or 2 to highlight the following options, 1 or 3 to change. Page Follow the steps below to take photographs in commander mode. Adjust settings for the built-in flash.
Choose the flash control mode and output level for the built-in flash. Note that output level can not be adjusted in ï¿½ ï¿½ mode. Adjust settings for group A. Page Compose the shot. Compose the shot and arrange the flash units as shown below. Note that the maximum distance at which the remote flash units can be placed may vary with shooting conditions.
Flash Compensation The flash compensation value selected with the M Y button and sub- command dial is added to the flash compensation values selected for the built-in flash, group A, and group B in the Commander mode menu. Page E4: Modeling Flash e4: Modeling Flash If On is selected when the camera is used with the built-in flash or an optional CLS- compatible flash unit 0 , a modeling flash will be emitted when the camera depth- of-field preview button is pressed 0 No modeling flash is emitted if Off is selected.
If a setting other than Flash only is selected and the flash is not used, ISO sensitivity will be fixed at the value for the first shot, regardless of the setting selected for auto ISO sensitivity control 0 Option LCD backlight D D and information display f2: Multi Selector Center Button This option determines the role assigned to the center of the multi selector during viewfinder photography, playback, and live view regardless of the option selected, pressing the center of the multi selector when a movie is displayed full frame starts movie Fn button press Selecting Fn button press displays the following options: Option Preview Press the Fn button to preview depth of field 0 Page Option If the Fn button is pressed while exposure, flash, or ADL bracketing is active in single frame or quiet shutter- release mode, all shots in the current bracketing Bracketing program will be taken each time the shutter-release burst button is pressed.
If white balance bracketing is active or continuous release mode mode C the camera will repeat the bracketing burst while the shutter-release button is held down. Page Option Viewfinder Press the Fn button to view a virtual horizon display in virtual the viewfinder see below.
Selecting On for Aperture lock locks aperture at the value currently selected in mode g or h. Shutter speed and aperture lock are not available in mode e. Highlight options and press rotation the multi selector right to select or deselect, then highlight Done and Page F Release Button To Use Dial Option If Off is selected, the multi selector is used to choose the picture displayed during full-frame playback, highlight thumbnails, and navigate menus.
If On or On image review excluded is selected, the main command dial can be used to choose the picture displayed during full-frame playback, move the cursor left or right during thumbnail playback, and move the menu highlight bar up or down. Page F Slot Empty Release Lock f Slot Empty Release Lock Selecting Enable release allows the shutter to be released when no memory card is inserted, although no pictures will be recorded they will however be displayed in the monitor in demo mode.
If Release locked is selected, the shutter-release button is only enabled when a memory card is inserted in the camera. Option Aperture widens while the button is pressed. Option Power aperture close r Index marking View photo shooting info None Power Aperture Power aperture is available only in exposure modes g and h and can not be used during recording or while photo shooting info is displayed a 6 icon indicates that power aperture can not be used.
Option Press the button during movie recording to add an r Index marking index at the current position 0 Indices can be used when viewing and editing movies.
Page G4: Assign Shutter Button g4: Assign Shutter Button Choose the role played by pressing the shutter-release button when 1 is selected with the live view selector. Option C Take photos 1 Record movies Record Movies When this option is selected, interval timer photography 0 is not available and any functions assigned to the shutter release button such as taking photographs, measuring preset white balance, and taking image dust-off reference photos can not be used when 1 is selected
Page 7 Foreword Page 15 1 Camera Setup and Control Reference Page 17 Medium-Format Resolution Sensor Page 19 How to Use This Book Page 23 Initial Camera Setup Page 24 Control Location Reference Page 28 Control Function Reference Page 44 2 Playback Menu Page 45 Which Memory Card and Folder?
Page 47 Delete Page 50 Playback Folder Page 54 Hide Image Page 56 Playback Display Options Page 58 Copy Image s Page 66 Image Review Page 72 After Delete Page 73 Rotate Tall Page 75 Slide Show Page 80 3 Shooting Menu Page 81 Shooting Menu Bank Page 84 Extended Menu Banks Page 89 Storage Folder Page 91 File Naming Page 94 Primary Slot Selection Page 97 Secondary Slot Function Page 98 Image Quality Page Image Size Page Image Area Page White Balance Page Set Picture Control Page Manage Picture Control Page Color Space Page Active D-Lighting Page Vignette Control Page Auto Distortion Control Page Long Exposure NR Page Multiple Exposure Page Interval Timer Shooting Page Time-Lapse Photography Page Movie Settings Page 4 Custom Setting Menu Page Section One ï¿½ a Autofocus Page Section Six ï¿½ f Controls Page Section Seven ï¿½ g Movie Page 5 Setup Menu Page Format Memory Card Page Monitor Brightness Page Clean Image Sensor Page Lock Mirror Up for Cleaning Page HDMI Page Flicker Reduction Page Time Zone and Date The learning experience for new D users goes beyond just the camera itself and covers basic photography technique.
The information in this book goes beyond the camera itself and also covers basic photography technique. Professional advice on everything you need to know about the new Nikon D dSLR camera Packed with everything you want and need to know in order to take amazing photos using your new Nikon D camera, this portable and full-color guide walks you through the controls, features, and functions of the D using step-by-step instructions and helpful examples.
Veteran author J. Dennis Thomas shares full-color images of each menu screen and explains how to adjust white balance, autofocus, and exposure as well as how to choose lenses and adjust settings. The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, giving you easy access to information quickly so you can get the exact shot you want when you want it. Offers a refresher guide to the basic principles of digital photography Explains how to use all of the Nikon Ds menus, controls, and functions, so you can get the shot you want Features valuable insight from a successful professional photographer for capturing unique and memorable portrait, candid, action, travel, sports, and other shots Provides step-by-step explanations on techniques and tips, all aimed at getting you comfortable and confident with your camera Nikon D Digital Field Guide takes you beyond the basic manual and the standard settings so you can see what your camera can really do!
Now, there is a complete guide available for Nikon shooters that will help them get tack-sharp photos every time. In this book, which covers all current Nikon DSLR models including the D5 and D , Hagen fully explains how Nikon autofocus works, including detailed discussions of all the autofocus modules, drive systems, and camera buttons and menus. Armed with this general knowledge, Hagen then dives deep and offers camera setups, settings, and best practices for specific field techniques that address the photographic genres that are notoriously challenging for focus: action and sports indoor and outdoor , wildlife including birds in flight , and macro photography.
He also covers genres such as portrait, landscape, underwater, low-light, and street photography. Hagen not only advises on the best ways to set up the camera and focus systems, he gives helpful tips and tricks throughout the book. Skip to content.
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