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p.1 #1 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


I just moved from a D2X to D800e.

There are tons of new features and custom settings.

What would be your most useful settings? And why?

In addition, do you use AE/AF button by default or custom setting?

I often use AF-On button, but wonder do I have to hit AE/AF to lock the exposure first and then AF-On or when I hit the shutter button the camera will take exposure meter at that time, no need to use AE/AF.

Sorry I do most product photography, these features are kind of new to me.







Aug 07, 2012 at 07:46 AM
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p.1 #2 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


Any suggestions?


Aug 07, 2012 at 05:45 PM
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p.1 #3 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


picture settings make no sense, as for other settings

LCD constant brightness +2

i use AE lock to turn level meter on and off

i shoot in M most of the time, so i dont use AE lock. i have it set on half press but it of course is not working in M mode.

front buttons to disable flash
and switch to full scene metering

otherwise stock



Aug 07, 2012 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #4 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


I like the level meter idea. I haven't had a chance to get into custom settings yet. I have a feeling that'll take the most time to set up.


Aug 07, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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p.1 #5 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


I use AF back button rather than the shutter 1/2 press method; use FN for level; use the Preview button for spot metering; and I'm haven't decided what to do with the AE button, like Kitty I don't use it.




Aug 07, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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p.1 #6 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


and of course easy iso dial in A mode. that was really cool improvement


Aug 08, 2012 at 07:46 AM
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p.1 #7 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


Just curious: how does the camera's meter system work when you use AF-On button and shoot?

Normally, with the half way shutter button pressed, the camera will meter, lock exposure and focus at the same time.

And there are several ways, AF system works: Auto, D9, D21, D51, 3D....which one do you use?
All of these are new to me, there is nothing like it in my D2X.

Thank you




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p.1 #8 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


KIttyK: what's this easy iso dial in A mode that you speak of


Aug 08, 2012 at 02:05 PM
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p.1 #9 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


This may be a stupid question, but does the D800 have settings like the Canon C1, C2, C3 where I can save custom settings? I'm still learning the Nikon system and may have missed this in the manual.


Aug 08, 2012 at 03:57 PM
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p.1 #10 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


euronail: you can set it to lock metter on half press and focus on AF-On, so you can metter and focus on different spot.
you can also do that half press does nothing, AE lock locks the AE, AF On focuses and you can shoot as you want, but AE lock is for my small hands too far away and i use M mode most of the time, so use AE lock (over half press) only for Auto Iso

coresare: you can change your iso with the unused dial in A or S mode.

canongolfguy: no it doesnt, it have some sort of custom modes which are configurable over menu, but i never found it usefull.
i change many settings too often to even fit within 3 or so configuration positions.



Aug 08, 2012 at 09:08 PM
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p.1 #11 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


Thanks. I change a lot too, so it's not a huge deal. I only really used one with Canon and that was set up specifically for bracketing for HDR.


Aug 08, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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p.1 #12 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


bracketing is one button press combined with one dial for stops, second changes frame count.


Aug 08, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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p.1 #13 · D800 Custom Settings - What are yours?


Any other useful settings?


Aug 09, 2012 at 04:42 AM





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