Some D800 settings choices
What about Active D-Range? Just set it to Auto and leave it, choose Normal and stay there or forget about it all together, preserve the highlights with exposure and recover the shadows with RAW processing?
If you choose to set the lower fn button on the right hand side to the Artificial Horizon on off switch can you use it for any other function as in fn+control dial options? The upper fn button will stay in DOF Preview mode.
Alan, in Montana