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Menus (contd.)

As mentioned on the previous page the custom settings are split into six alphabetical color coded categories, 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. Note that on the D2H's menu an asterisk (*) next to a custom setting means that it has been changed to something other than the camera default. In the descriptive menu lists below a green superscript one (¹) indicates the camera default setting.

Custom Settings Menu (a: Autofocus)

Option Values / Actions Notes
a1 AF-C mode priority  • FPS rate ¹
 • FPS rate + AF
 • Focus
Defines if camera must have focus lock before shutter release [clip]
a2 AF-S mode priority  • Focus ¹
 • Release
Defines if camera must have focus lock before shutter release
a3 Group dynamic AF  • Pattern 1 ¹
 • Pattern 2
 
a4 Lock-On  • On¹
 • Off
Focus Tracking with Lock-On
a5 AF activation  • On, Shutter / AF-ON ¹
 • Off, AF-ON only
 
a6 Focus area Illum

 • Manual focus mode
    - On ¹
    - Off
 • Continuous mode
    - On ¹
    - Off
 • When selected
    - 0.2 s ¹
    - 1 s

Modifies when focus areas are illuminated and for how long
a7 Focus area  • Off, No wrap ¹
 • On, Wrap
 
a8 Vertical AF-ON  • AF-ON + Focus area ¹
 • AF-ON
 • AE/AF-L + Focus area
 • AE/AF-L
 • Focus area
Customize the function of the vertical AF-ON button, by default it acts as AF-ON and also focus area selection (hold and turn sub command dial).

Custom Settings Menu (b: Metering / Exposure)

Option Values / Actions Notes
b1 ISO auto  • Off ¹
 • On
Allows automatic selection of ISO 200 - 1600 in P, S or A modes
b2 ISO step value  • 1/3 step ¹
 • 1/2 step
 • 1 step
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b3 EV step  • 1/3 step ¹
 • 1/2 step
 • 1 step
 
b4 Exposure comp. EV  • 1/3 step ¹
 • 1/2 step
 • 1 step
 
b5 Exposure comp.  • Off ¹
 • On
 • On (Auto reset)
 
b6 Center weight area  • 6 mm
 • 8 mm ¹
 • 10 mm
 • 13 mm
 • Average
 
b7 Fine tune exposure  • No ¹
 • Yes
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Custom Settings Menu (c: Timers / AE&AF Lock)

Option Values / Actions Notes
c1 AE Lock  • Off, AE-L/AF-L Button ¹
 • On,+ Release Button
Set to on to lock AE during half-press of shutter release button
c2 AE-L/AF-L  • AE/AF Lock ¹
 • AE Lock only
 • AE Lock hold / reset
 • AE Lock hold
 • AF Lock
 • AF-On
 
c3 Auto meter-off  • 4 s
 • 6 s ¹
 • 8 s
 • 16 s
 • No limit
 
c4 Self-timer  • 2 s
 • 5 s
 • 10 s ¹
 • 20 s
 
c5 Monitor off delay  • 10 s
 • 20 s ¹
 • 1 m
 • 5 m
 • 10 m
 

Custom Settings Menu (d: Shooting / Display)

Option Values / Actions Notes
d1 Shooting speed (CL)

 • 7 fps
 • 6 fps
 • 5 fps
 • 4 fps
 • 3 fps ¹
 • 2 fps
 • 1 fps

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d2 Maximum shots  • 35 - 1 shots Default is 35 (for JPEG)
d3 Exp. delay mode  • Off ¹
 • On
When enabled shutter release is delayed 0.4 sec to avoid shake
d4 File number sequence  • Off ¹
 • On
 • Reset
 
d5 Cntrl panel / finder  • Rear control panel
ISO ¹
Exposures remaining
 • Viewfinder display
Frame count ¹
Exposures remaining
 
d6 Illumination  • Off, Lamp on switch ¹
 • On, Any button
 

Custom Settings Menu (e: Bracketing / Flash)

Option Values / Actions Notes
e1 Flash sync speed

 • 1/250 ¹
 • 1/250 (Auto FP)
 • 1/200
 • 1/160
 • 1/125
 • 1/100
 • 1/80
 • 1/60

 
e2 Flash shutter speed  • 1/60 ¹
 • 1/30
 • 1/15
 • 1/8
 • 1/4
 • 1/2
 • 1 sec
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • 15 sec
 • 30 sec
Slowest flash shutter speed
e3 AA flash mode  • On ¹
 • Off
 
e4 Modeling flash  • On ¹
 • Off
DOF preview button
e5 Auto bracketing set  • AE & Flash ¹
 • AE only
 • Flash only
 • WB bracketing
 
e6 Manual mode bkting  • Flash / speed ¹
 • Flash / speed / aperture
 • Flash / aperture
 • Flash only
 
e7 Auto bracket order  • Meter > Under > Over ¹
 • Under > Meter > Over
 
e8 Auto bracket selection  • Manual value set ¹
 • Preset value select
 

Custom Settings Menu (f: Controls)

Option Values / Actions Notes
f1 Center button

 • Shooting mode
Center AF area ¹
Illuminate AF Area
Not used
 • Playback mode
Thumbnail on/off ¹
Histogram on/off
Zoom on/off

Multi selector center button
f2 Multi selector pressed  • Do nothing ¹
 • Reset meter-off delay
 • Initiate auto focus
 
f3 Photoinfo / Playback  • Off, Info <>, PB ^v ¹
 • On, Info ^v, PB <>
Multi selector role in single image playback
f4 FUNC Button

 • FV Lock ¹
 • FV Lock / Lens data
 • 1 step speed / aperture
 • Same as AE-L / AF-L
 • Flash off
 • Bracketing burst
 • Matrix metering
 • Center-weighted mtr
 • Spot metering
 • Hi-speed Crop

 
f5 Command dials  • Rotate direction
Normal ¹
Reverse
 • Change main / sub
Off ¹
On
 • Aperture setting
Sub-command dial ¹
Aperture ring
 • Menus and Playback
Off ¹
On
 
f6 Buttons and dials  • Default
 • Hold
- Must hold button while turning dial
- Can press and release button
f7 No CF Card?  • On (disable shutter) ¹
 • Off
 
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rfsIII
By rfsIII (2 months ago)

Thank you DPR for keeping these older reviews up. It's so amazing to go back and see how far digital cameras have come in the past decade. Just keep doing what you're doing.

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