D800 - buttons personalization

Started Apr 16, 2012 | Discussions
Andycnv
Andycnv Forum Member • Posts: 82
D800 - buttons personalization

Hi.

I have my camera since Saturday and I was wondering how you decided to personalize the buttons.
Currently I have:

  • fn: horizon

  • preview AF lock & (with command dial) chose image area

  • AF/AE lock: AE lock & (with command dial) shutter spread and aperture lock

Which your choices?
CIA

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Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: D800 - buttons personalization

Fn — Bracketing burst

Preview — My menu

AE-L/AF-L — Virtual horizon

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iwannabesedated Senior Member • Posts: 1,489
Re: D800 - buttons personalization

Preview button: Virtual horizon
Fn button + Control: crop mode selector (FX, 1.2x, Dx, 5:4)

-iwbs

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Zlik Contributing Member • Posts: 990
Re: D800 - buttons personalization

Fn — Spot metering on press, select Non-CPU lens on press + wheel

Preview — preview

AE-L/AF-L — quick menu (my 2 first items are mirror delay and CLS menu)

abcdefghijklmnop Senior Member • Posts: 1,098
Re: D800 - buttons personalization

Robin Casady wrote:

Fn — Bracketing burst

Preview — My menu

AE-L/AF-L — Virtual horizon

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FN Bracketing Burst....Has Nikon changed from the D700 where if the body is in one of the continuous shot modes all images for a bracketing series are taken if the shutter release is held down?

Then Fn is freed up for another task.

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Oscarroos Senior Member • Posts: 2,914
Re: D800 - buttons personalization

If you are CIA you already know

But just in case:

Image area (FX/1,2/etc.)
Horizon
ISO Sensitivity
Number of focal points
Shooting Bank
Set & Manage Picture Control

Andycnv wrote:

Hi.

I have my camera since Saturday and I was wondering how you decided to personalize the buttons.
Currently I have:

  • fn: horizon

  • preview AF lock & (with command dial) chose image area

  • AF/AE lock: AE lock & (with command dial) shutter spread and aperture lock

Which your choices?
CIA

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usurp Regular Member • Posts: 238
Re: D800 - buttons personalization

Fn - Virtual Horizon
Preview - Spot Metering
AE-L/AF-L - AE
Sub Comand Dial - Exposure

What I would love is if I could assign a different setting to the AF-ON button or if I could turn virtual horizon on permanently and use the FN button for something else.

queequee Forum Member • Posts: 64
Re: D800 - buttons personalization

Oscarroos wrote:

If you are CIA you already know

But just in case:

Image area (FX/1,2/etc.)
Horizon
ISO Sensitivity
Number of focal points
Shooting Bank
Set & Manage Picture Control

Doesn't Nikon already have a direct access button for the "Set & Manage Picture Control" on the back of the D800?

benjaminblack
benjaminblack Contributing Member • Posts: 589
Re: D800 - buttons personalization

I wish different functions could be assigned to the buttons. The options Nikon has assigned to the buttons don't interest me a whole lot. But I'm not complaining

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Shasta_Doug Forum Member • Posts: 73
Re: D800 - buttons personalization

iwannabesedated wrote:

Preview button: Virtual horizon
Fn button + Control: crop mode selector (FX, 1.2x, Dx, 5:4)

-iwbs

+1

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