Ok Guys, here it is, ...

Started Jan 19, 2008 | Discussions
samjstern
samjstern Veteran Member • Posts: 6,922
Ok Guys, here it is, ...

There must be some mistakes but I already spent too much time and I am very tired. I put the page number references so you can read and study what I am doing.

D300 Custom Settings Menu

Owners Manual Page
Setting
AUTOFOCUS
a1 AF-C priority selection Focus 267
a2 AF-S priority selection Focus 268
a3 Dynamic AF area 9 points 269
a4 Focus tracking with lock-on Normal 270
a5 AF activation Shutter/AF-ON (ON) 271
a6 AF point illumination Auto 271
a8 AF point selection 11 points 272
a9 AF assist illuminator On 273
a10 AF-On for MB-D10 AF-ON 274

METRING AND EXPOSURE
b1 ISO sensitivity step value 1/3 step 275
b2 EV steps for exposure control 1/3 step 275
b3 Exp comp/fine tune 1/3 step 275
b4 Easy exposure compensation Off 276
b5 Center-weighted area 8mm 277
b6 Fine tune optimal exposure: 278

Matrix metering 0
Center weighted - 1/6
Spot metering 1/3

TIMERS/AE LOCK
c1 Shutter-release button AE-L Off 279
c2 Auto meter-off delay 8 sec 279
c3 Self-timer delay 10 sec 280
c4 Monitor off delay 20 sec 157

SHOOTING DISPLAY

d1 Beep off 281
d2 Viewfinder grid display On 281
d3 Viewfinder warning display On 282
d4 CL mode shooting speed 3 fps 282
d5 Max. continuous release Choose 1 to 100 282
d6 File No. Sequence On 283
d7 Shooting Info Display Auto 284
d8 LCD Illumination Off 285
d9 Exposure Delay Mode Off 285
d10 MB-D10 Battery Type AA Alkaline 285
d11 Battery Order MB-D10 First 287

BRACKETING AND FLASH
e1 Flash sync speed 1/250
e2 Flash shutter speed 1/30 291
e3 Flash control for built-in flash TTL 291

Commander Only - Built In TTL 0 294
Commander Only - Group A TTL 0 294
Commander Only - Group B TTL 0 294
Commander Only - Channel# 1 294

e4 Modeling Flash ON 105, 298
e5 Auto Bracket Set AE & Flash 118, 123, 298
e6 Auto Bracketing Manual Mode Flash/Speed 299
e7 Auto Bracket Order under> meter> over 300

CONTROLS
f1 Multi Selector Center Button 301

Shooting Mode Select center focus point
Playback Mode View histograms

f2 Multi-selector Do nothing (OFF) 302
f3 Photo info/playback Info ?? Playback?? 302
f4 Assign FUNC Button

FUNC. button press (1) Preview 303-304
FUNC. button + dials Auto bracketing

f5 Assign Preview Button

Preview button press (1) Preview (1) 306
Preview button + dials None

f6 Assign AE-L/AF-L Button 307

AE-L/AF-L button press (1) AE-AF lock 306
AE-L/AF-L button + dials None

f7 Customize Command Dials 308-309

Reverse rotation No (OFF)
Change main/sub No (OFF)
Aperture setting ON (Subcommand Dial)
Menus and playback Off

f8 Release Button to Use Dial No 309
f9 No Memory Card Release locked (LOCK) 310
f10 Reverse Indicators for Exposure + 0 - 311

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samjstern
OP samjstern Veteran Member • Posts: 6,922
Well , it did not work

I had all nice collums and spaced out but when I posted it it all became mushed together.

Sorry
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Kelley Hoffman Senior Member • Posts: 1,285
Re: Well , it did not work

How gracious of you to do that Sam. I vote we nominate you for sainthood. ;->

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George Payne Jr Contributing Member • Posts: 613
Thank you Sam...I have a question

First let me say, I have seen your work and am very impressed! My qestion is, I assume these settings are for portrait work / weddings or are these settings for everyday use? I shoot a lot of sports photography...would these settings suit me? Thanks for your time.

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Guy M Wong Senior Member • Posts: 1,276
Thank you, Sam

Really appreciate your time and your guidance.
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Little Brit Regular Member • Posts: 398
Re: Thank you, Sam

That is really nice of you.

MagicNikon Veteran Member • Posts: 5,445
Re: Ok Guys, here it is, ...

Awesome...lets hope this post doesnt get nuked by another RAID failure
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pghaworth Senior Member • Posts: 1,486
Thank you Sam

For all your work and your help.
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flattop1 Contributing Member • Posts: 921
Thanks - d300x

I will give them a try. Great work.

d300x will upload all settings to a file and then you can set them in Capture and down load to the camera. LOL

Bob Quinn Senior Member • Posts: 2,203
Re: Ok Guys, here it is, ...

Thank you, Sam.

samjstern
OP samjstern Veteran Member • Posts: 6,922
George,...

probably some of them would and then you would have to make some modifications for your sports stuff.

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Raider70 Senior Member • Posts: 1,104
Re: Ok Guys, here it is, ...

Thanks much, Sam! Big hearted, helpful people like you are what make this forum so GREAT!

Kind regards....Skip

samjstern
OP samjstern Veteran Member • Posts: 6,922
Ehh, I wish i could have done a better job,..

I lost all my nice neat columms when I posted it.

These are just what I am using at the moment.
I am sure I will have some changes along the way.

Thanks for your support.

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DaveBaker Regular Member • Posts: 275
How about this...

Hi Sam,

Thanks for the time you put into this & your other informative posts.

I've taken your data & copied it into a spreadsheet (link below) to a) restore your lovely columns & b) enable people to download, save & modify to their own requirements.

Thanks again

Dave

http://www.davebaker.me.uk/samjstern_d300_settings.xls

surfworx Regular Member • Posts: 167
Awesome (nt)
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David Nall
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Thanks Sam

I set that up as my wedding shooting and portrait bank, and will try it out soon. Very much appreciate your time and effort. Dave
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pghaworth Senior Member • Posts: 1,486
Thank you Dave Baker nt
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samjstern
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Dave, thanks a million

not it looks pretty.
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Dennis_Josiah Regular Member • Posts: 200
Re: How about this...

Thanks for all the hard work guys...
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Blade1 Regular Member • Posts: 102
Re: Thanks Sam & Dave!!!

Weren't they a duo in the 60's? Your help and advice is much appreciated and VERY helpful even to those of us who have been trying to be photographers for many years. Thanks much.

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