Your custom control assignment - how do you do it?

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Your custom control assignment - how do you do it?

First of all: I am very happy with the new firmware 3.0 an my Z6. Still theres room for improvement - but it seems to me Nikon is somehow listening. Sometimes I wish I could customise more buttons (....with more functions....).

As I need one of the Fn buttons to use for Subject tracking now, I was starting to juggle around the functions of the various buttons.

This is my current approach:

Fn1 = Subject Tracking

Fn2 = Preview (maybe going to be AF-Select again)

AF-ON = AF-ON (I use BBF all the time; AF activation with shutter is off)

Sub Selector = Focus Point Select

Sub Selector Center = Grid Lines (maybe going to be Preview)

Movie Record Button = My Menu

I had the AF-Select-Functions on my Fn-Button previously, now I only have it in my i-Menu:

In movie mode I use this:

Fn1 = White Balance

Fn2 = Focus/AF-Area mode


Sub-Sel Center = Grid Lines

Shutter = Take Photos

I use the U1/U2/U3 like this:

U1 is for "Full Auto" (with AF activation through the shutter button, Program Auto, JPG only)

U2 is for movies (with a flat "Portrait" picture profile and Manual/Auto ISO exposure)

U3 is for HDR-mode (JPG + NEF, manual exposure)

I try to keep the custom control settings the same with all the U-modes, so I don't get confused when switching between them. Unfortunately that means a lot of reprogramming if I change something

So - how do you do it? Which function goes where? Do you change custom controls with the U1/U2/U3 settings?


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