Menus cont: Custom Settings

The Df's exhaustive variety of custom settings are split into seven color-coded categories, labeled 'a - f'. This makes it easier to remember a specific option and quicker to enter the custom settings menu at the correct position. You can still scroll through all custom settings options as one big menu if you wish.

You can store up to four sets of custom settings by using the 'bank' feature, which is located at the top of the custom settings menu (see above).

Custom Settings Menu (a: Autofocus)

Option Values / Actions Notes
a1 AF-C priority selection  • Release
 • Focus
Defines if camera must have focus lock before shutter release.
a2 AF-S priority selection  • Release
 • Focus
 
a3 Focus tracking with lock-on  • 5 (Long)
 • 4
 • 3 (Normal)
 • 2
 • 1 (Short)
 • Off
Controls how focusing is affected by subject distance changing and how quickly the system should react.
a4 AF activation  • Shutter/AF-ON
 • AF-ON only
Defines whether the AF is performed using the shutter button or just the AF-ON button.
a5 Focus point illumination  • AF point illumination
Auto
On
Off
 • Manual focus mode
On
Off
Dictates whether the selected AF points light-up red when you

The Df adds the option for this to also occur in manual focus mode - useful because the focus assist rangefinder is based on the currently active AF point.
a6 Focus point wrap-around  • Wrap
 • No wrap
 
a7 Number of focus points  • 39 points
 • 11 points
 

Custom Settings Menu (b: Metering / exposure)

Option Values / Actions Notes
b1 Center-weighted area  • 8 mm
 • 12 mm
 • 15 mm
 • 20 mm
 • Average
Sets the diameter of the center-weighted metering area
b2 Fine tune optimal exposure  • Yes
Matrix metering
Center-weighted
Spot metering
 • No
Allows you to fine tune metered exposure values in the range of -1.0 EV to +1.0 EV in 1/6 EV steps.

Custom Settings Menu (c: Timers / AE Lock)

Option Values / Actions Notes
c1 Shutter-release
button AE-L
 • On
 • Off
Define AE lock during shutter release half-press.
c2 Standby timer  • 4 sec
 • 6 sec
 • 8 sec
 • 16 sec
 • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 5 min
 • 10 min
 • 30 min
 • No Limit
Define how long the camera continues to meter with no other operations performed. Longer times reduce battery life.
c3 Self-timer  • Self-timer delay
2 sec
5 sec
10 sec
20 sec
 • Number of shots
Choose 1 - 9
 • Interval between shots
0.5 sec
1 sec
2 sec
3 sec
Define number of images to be taken at specified intervals.
c4 Monitor off delay  • Playback
4 sec
10 sec
20 sec
1 min
5 min
10 min
 • Menus
 4 sec
10 sec
20 sec
1 min
5 min
10 min
 • Information display
4 sec
10 sec
20 sec
1 min
5 min
10 min
 • Image review 
2 sec
4 sec
10 sec
20 sec
1 min
5 min
10 m
 • Live view
5 m in
10 min
15 min
20 min
30 min
No limit
 

Custom Settings Menu (d: Shooting / display)

Option Values / Actions Notes
d1 Beep  • High
 • Low
 • Off
 
d2 Viewfinder grid display  • On
 • Off
 
d3 ISO display  • On
 • Off
Determine whether ISO value is displayed in the top LCD panel.
d4 Screen tips  • On
 • Off
Activates help comments in the quick settings display
d5 CL mode shooting speed  • 5 fps
 • 4 fps
 • 3 fps
 • 2 fps
 • 1 fps
Define shooting speed for the Continuous L drive mode.
d6 Max continuous release  • 1 - 100 Maximum shots in a burst.
d7 File Number Sequence  • On
 • Off
 • Reset
 
d8 Information display  • Auto
 • Manual
Dark on light
Light on dark
Defines if shooting info display should automatically change color in low light
d9 LCD illumination  • On
 • Off
Enable to allow a button press to light the control panel.
d10 Exposure delay mode  • 3 s
 • 2 s
 • 1 s
 • Off
Shutter release is delayed to avoid vibration.

Custom Settings Menu (e: Bracketing / flash)

Option Values / Actions Notes
e1 Flash sync speed  • 1/250 (Auto FP)
 • 1/200 (Auto FP)
 • 1/200
 • 1/160
 • 1/125
 • 1/100
 • 1/80
 • 1/60
Sets the upper limit of what the camera can shoot, when using an external flashgun.
e2 Flash shutter speed  • 1/60 s
 • 1/30 s
 • 1/15 s
 • 1/8 s
 • 1/4 s
 • 1/2 s
 • 1 s
 • 2 s
 • 4 s
 • 8 s
 • 15 s
 • 30 s
Set minimum flash shutter speed.
e3 Optional flash • TTL
• Manual
e4 Exposure comp. for flash  • Entire frame
 • Background only
 
e5 Modeling flash  • On
 • Off
Allow DOF preview button to trigger modeling flash.
e6 Auto bracketing set  • AE & flash
 • AE only
 • Flash only
 • WB bracketing
 • ADL bracketing
 
e7 Auto bracketing (Mode M)  • Flash/speed
 • Flash/speed/aperture
 • Flash/aperture
 • Flash only
 
e7 Bracketing order  • Meter > under > over
 • Under > meter > over
 

Custom Settings Menu (f: Controls)

Option Values / Actions Notes
f1 LCD backlight button  • LCD backlight
 • LCD backlight and information display
 
f2 OK button

 • Shooting mode 
Reset center focus point
Highlight active focus point
Not used
 • Playback mode
Thumbnail on/off
View histograms
Zoom on/off
Choose folder
 • Live view
Select center focus point
Zoom on/off
Not used

Define multi selector center button function.
f3 Multi selector  • Restart standby timer
 • Do nothing
 
f4 Assign Fn button  • Press 
Preview
FV lock
AE/AF lock
AE lock only
AE lock (reset on release)
AF lock (hold)
AF lock only
AF-ON
Flash off
Bracketing burst
+ NEF (RAW)
Matrix Metering
Center-weighted metering
Spot metering
Viewfinder framing grid  
Viewfinder virtual horizon
MY MENU
Access top item in MY MENU
Playback
None
 • Press + command dials
Choose image area
Choose non-CPU lens number
Active D-Lighting
HDR
Auto ISO sensitivity control
Multiple exposure
None
Define the operation of the Fn button.
f5 Assign preview button

 • Press
Preview
FV lock
AE/AF lock
AE lock only
AE lock (reset on release)
AF lock (hold)
AF lock only
AF-ON
Flash off
Bracketing burst
+ NEF (RAW)
Matrix Metering
Center-weighted metering
Spot metering
Framing grid
Choose image area  
Viewfinder virtual horizon
MY MENU
Access top item in MY MENU
1 step spd/aperture
Choose non-CPU lens number
Playback
None
 • Press + command dials
Choose image area
Choose non-CPU lens number
Active D-Lighting
HDR
Auto ISO sensitivity control
Multiple exposure
None

Define the operation of the preview button.
f6 Assign AE-L/AF-L button  • Press
Preview
FV lock
AE/AF lock
AE lock only
AE lock (reset on release)
AF lock (hold)
AF lock only
AF-ON
Flash off
Bracketing burst
+ NEF (RAW)
Matrix Metering
Center-weighted metering
Spot metering
Viewfinder grid display
Viewfinder virtual horizon
MY MENU
Access top item in MY MENU
Playback
None
 • Press + command dials
Choose image area
Choose non-CPU lens number
Active D-Lighting
Auto ISO sensitivity control
None
Define the operation of the AE-L/AF-L button.
f7 Customize command dials  • Reverse rotation
Yes
No
 • Change main/sub
On
On (Mode A)
Off
 • Aperture setting
Sub-command dial
Aperture ring
 • Menus and playback
On
On (image rev. excluded)
Off
Reverse rotation switches the dials' direction of operation.

Change main/sub swaps the functions controlled by the front and rear dial, with the option of this only taking effect in Aperture Priority mode.

Aperture setting dictates whether you use the lens aperture ring or command dial on non-G-type AF lenses.
f8 Release button to use dial  • Yes
 • No
 
f9 Slot empty rel. lock  • Release locked
 • Enable release
Enable shutter release with no card in camera.
f10 Reverse indicators  • + ---- 0 ---- -
 • - ---- 0 ---- +
 
f11 Easy shutter speed shift  • On
 • Off
Allows you to use the main control dial to adjust shutter speed by ±2/3EV in ±1/3EV increments. When set to 4 seconds, you can use this to set shutter speeds as long as 30 secs.