Shooting Banks

Started Jun 9, 2008 | Discussions thread
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msjhaffey Senior Member • Posts: 1,411
Shooting Banks

I've had the "Nikon D300 Digital Field Guide" by Dennis Thomas on order for about a month now but it's not scheduled to arrive for another 10 days, so I hope you will not mind me asking some questions that I am sure is answered there.

From time to time people in this forum mention shooting banks. Reading between the lines, I gather these are used to set up the D300 to take good pictures in particular circumstances or with particular subjects. I had a read of the manual last night but it wasn't really revealing. So, here we go:

1. Is my understanding of shooting banks essentially correct in concept?

2. Do I need to set a mode (ie P/A/M) before using a shooting bank?

3. Are they widely used by those of you who are proficient with D300s?

4. Are they easy to switch between?

5. Do they stay set between turning on an off your camera? For example, if I set one for landscape shooting and go on a hike, do I have to re-choose it each time I turn on the camera?

6. What are the 'gotchas' or things I need to be cautious about?

7. When would shooting banks be wrong to use or especially good to use?

Many thanks

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