Custom Mode on 90D Not Retaining Aperture Setting After Camera Waking Up

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Danno B
Danno B Contributing Member • Posts: 921
Custom Mode on 90D Not Retaining Aperture Setting After Camera Waking Up

This is very frustrating for me at times.

I first put the camera in Aperture priority and set f/8.  I then set a minimum shutter speed and Auto ISO.  I then saved these settings to the C1 custom mode.

Everything works fine as I turn the camera off and back on and set C1 mode if not there already.  But.........sometimes while in C1 mode I need to change the aperture to whatever and the camera works fine until it goes to sleep (the lcd screen goes black) with the altered aperture setting.

When I wake up the camera, without having turned the camera off, the aperture setting is reset to the original f/8.  Now, I can understand that is the way it should work had I turned the camera off and then back on but if the camera only went to sleep I would prefer my altered aperture setting to be retained when I woke up the camera.

The workaround I am using is that if I am likely to have to alter the aperture while pointing and shooting, I may as well just use Aperture Priority mode with min shutter speed and Auto ISO and not the C1 settings.

Do other cameras behave the same way when set to custom modes or am I missing something in the way I am saving/registering settings to C1 or C2 modes?

LynniePad
LynniePad Veteran Member • Posts: 3,763
Re: Custom Mode on 90D Not Retaining Aperture Setting After Camera Waking Up

Danno B wrote:

This is very frustrating for me at times.

I first put the camera in Aperture priority and set f/8. I then set a minimum shutter speed and Auto ISO. I then saved these settings to the C1 custom mode.

Everything works fine as I turn the camera off and back on and set C1 mode if not there already. But.........sometimes while in C1 mode I need to change the aperture to whatever and the camera works fine until it goes to sleep (the lcd screen goes black) with the altered aperture setting.

When I wake up the camera, without having turned the camera off, the aperture setting is reset to the original f/8. Now, I can understand that is the way it should work had I turned the camera off and then back on but if the camera only went to sleep I would prefer my altered aperture setting to be retained when I woke up the camera.

The workaround I am using is that if I am likely to have to alter the aperture while pointing and shooting, I may as well just use Aperture Priority mode with min shutter speed and Auto ISO and not the C1 settings.

Do other cameras behave the same way when set to custom modes or am I missing something in the way I am saving/registering settings to C1 or C2 modes?

Nikon User Presets (U1/U2) retain “altered settings” until the particular preset is called up afresh, whether or not the camera has been to sleep or even turned off.

For example, my U2 is intended for sports, so default SS is 1/250s, (which also allows the use of flash), but I usually alter that to 1/1000s as required. It would be unacceptable if that “altered setting” did not persist.

Cameras vary a lot on the implementation of custom or user preset modes. Nikon allows remapping of function keys in addition to a host of other custom parameters. In addition to U1 and U2, default modes (PASM) can be regarded as another collection of presets. There’s some interesting interactions if one cares to investigate, but the manual covers the subject in a rather sketchy manner.

Sony cameras usually do not include remapping of function keys, and often require a menu operation to get to the custom modes.

YMMV 😀

Danno B
OP Danno B Contributing Member • Posts: 921
Issue Resolved

Thank you for your help LynniePad.

What you described about the Nikon is the way I would expect custom settings to work, so you got me thinking because I can't believe Canon would be so far behind on what I would guess would be most people's preferred way for custom settings to work.

I "swam" around the various levels of the camera's menus and eventually found under  Settings (spanner icon), page 5, a menu item 'Custom shooting mode (C1,C2)' under which is an option to enable/disable 'Auto update set.'.  Mine was set to 'disable'.  Setting it to 'enable' now allows the 90D's custom settings retention to behave as you described for the Nikon.

LynniePad
LynniePad Veteran Member • Posts: 3,763
Re: Issue Resolved

Danno B wrote:

Thank you for your help LynniePad.

What you described about the Nikon is the way I would expect custom settings to work, so you got me thinking because I can't believe Canon would be so far behind on what I would guess would be most people's preferred way for custom settings to work.

I "swam" around the various levels of the camera's menus and eventually found under Settings (spanner icon), page 5, a menu item 'Custom shooting mode (C1,C2)' under which is an option to enable/disable 'Auto update set.'. Mine was set to 'disable'. Setting it to 'enable' now allows the 90D's custom settings retention to behave as you described for the Nikon.

Glad that you found it.

No experience with Canon, but the U1/U2 feature of Nikon virtually gives you two cameras, switchable in an instant. Without the this capability, there would be about a dozen menu settings to manually adjust in order to swap shooting modes.

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