Nikon Digital Camera Camera user manual

User manual for the device Nikon Digital Camera Camera

Device: Nikon Digital Camera Camera
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Date of adding : 2014-02-05 15:23:35
Number of pages: 76
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Setting Guide

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Table of Contents T Ta ak ki ing Photogr ng Photogra aphs phs 1 1 Improving Camera Response ........................................... 2 Settings by Subject ............................................................. 6 Matching Settings to Your Goal...................................... 12 • Reducing Camera Blur: Vibration Reduction ..................12 • Preserving Natural Contrast: Active D-Lighting ............13 • Quick Setting Selection: Shooting Menu Banks ............14 • Finding Contr

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Autofocus Tips ................................................................... 35 • Focusing with the AF-ON Button ........................................35 • Choosing the Number of Focus Points .............................35 • AF-C Priority Selection ............................................................36 • AF-Area Mode ............................................................................38 • Focus Point Selection and Camera Orientation .............41 • Adjusting Autofocus

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Table of Contents F Fi irst- rst-T Ti ime U me Us sers ers 6 67 7 • Customizing the Command Dials .......................................68 • Reversing Indicators ................................................................68 • Choosing the Primary Slot ....................................................69 • Adjusting Monitor Brightness ..............................................69 • Choosing the Monitor off Delay ..........................................69 • Metering .................

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Taking Photographs This chapter describes how the camera can be confi gured for improved shutter response and settings adjusted for dif- ferent subjects, and gives tips on using autofocus. 1

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Improving Camera Response This section introduces settings for reliably and quickly photographing athletes and other moving subjects. C Co ontin ntinuous-S uous-Ser erv vo o AF ( AF (A AF- F-C C) ) Press the AF-mode but- ton and rotate the main command dial to select AF-C. Focus is adjusted continuously while the shutter-release button is AF-mode Main command pressed halfway or the button dial B button is pressed. D Dy ynamic-A namic-Area AF rea AF Press the AF-mode button and rotate the

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AA C Custom S ustom Se ettings ttings a1 AF-C priority selection > Release: The camera gives priority to shutter release over fo- cus, ensuring that you never miss a shot (page 36). a10 Store points by orientation > Yes: Select separate focus points in landscape and portrait orientations for quick framing (page 41). c2 Standby timer > 1 min: Reactivating the exposure meters introduces a slight delay. Choose settings around 1 min according to your subject, but note that longer times inc

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Taking Photographs f3 Assign Fn button/f4 Assign preview button > Press > MY MENU: Add Custom settings bank to My Menu and then use the Fn or Pv button to quickly select a bank ac- cording to the scene. To add items to My Menu: Select Add items. 11 In My Menu, highlight Add items and press 2. Add items. 22 Navigate to the item you wish to add and press J, then position the new item and press J again to add it to My Menu. Custom Settings Banks Custom settings are stored in four banks (A,

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Improving Camera Response f16 Assign movie record button > Press + command dial > ISO sensitivity: When taking photos, use your right hand on the movie record button and main command dial to set ISO sensitivity without taking your eye from the viewfi nder. L Le ens V ns Vi ibr bration R ation Re ed duc uct tion ( ion (V VR) R) Lens VR switch > OFF: Vibration is unlikely to aff ect photographs at shutter speeds of 1⁄500 s or faster. For accurate framing at high shutter speeds, turn vibrat

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Settings by Subject In addition to the changes described above under “Im- proving Camera Response”, you can fi ne-tune settings to improve response for specifi c subjects. AF-C priority AF-area Focus tracking selection mode with lock-on S Situa ituat tion ion (page 36) (page 38) (page 44) See also Most team sports (e.g., soccer/rugby). Choose these basic settings if subjects are often partially ob- scured by other objects or focus shifts quickly between nearby and distant subjects. Subjects

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AF- AF-C C priority priority AF-area AF-area F Fo oc cu us tracking s tracking s selec elect tion ion m mode ode w with lock ith lock- -o on n Situation ( (page page 3 36 6) ) (page (page 38 38) ) (page (page 4 44 4) ) S See also ee also High-contrast scenes, Release 3 (Normal) backlighting: page 13 Dynamic- area AF (9 • Focus tracking with points) Release or 3 (Normal) to lock-on: page 44 Focus + 5 (Long) • AF-C priority selec- release tion: page 36 Dynamic- High-contrast scenes: Relea

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Taking Photographs AF-C priority AF-area Focus tracking selection mode with lock-on S Si itua tuat tion ion (page 36) (page 38) (page 44) See also Outer focus points are used (e.g., speed skating). In- crease number of dynamic-area focus points by one level when framing pictures in “tall” (portrait) orientation. Choose Focus + release for improved focus when photographing ball sports and in other situations in which precise timing is not a priority. Subjects move rapidly; camera orientati

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Settings by Subject AF- AF-C C priority priority A AF-area F-area F Fo oc cu us tracking s tracking s selec elect tion ion mode mode w with lock ith lock- -o on n Situation ( (page page 36 36) ) ( (page page 38 38) ) (page (page 4 44 4) ) S See also ee also Dynamic- Focus + AF-C priority selec- area AF (21 3 (Normal) release tion: page 36 points) • AF-area mode: page 38 Dynamic- • Focus point selec- 3 (Normal) or Release area AF (9 or tion and camera 5 (Long) 21 points) orientation: page 4

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Taking Photographs AF-C priority AF-area Focus tracking selection mode with lock-on S Si itua tuat tion ion (page 36) (page 38) (page 44) See also Time between focus and shooting is short and there are obstacles between autofocus target and camera (e.g., volleyball or swimming). Use single-point AF to prevent camera focusing on obstacles such as volleyball net or splashes, and set standby timer to 1 minute or longer for improved shutter response. If the camera has trouble focusing when h

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Settings by Subject AF- AF-C C priority priority AF-area AF-area F Fo oc cu us tracking s tracking selec select tion ion mode mode w with lock ith lock- -o on n Situation (page (page 3 36 6) ) ( (page page 38 38) ) (page (page 4 44 4) ) S Se ee also e also Single-point The standby timer: Release 3 (Normal) AF page 3 11

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Matching Settings to Your Goal Reducing Camera Blur: Vibration Reduction ● ● Vibration reduction (VR) is supported with VR lenses. To re- duce camera blur, choose a setting suited to the subject. S Si itua tuat tion ion V VR mode R mode Moving subjects shot at shutter speeds of 1⁄500 s or faster: Because blur is less OFF likely, OFF is recommended at fast shutter speeds. Stationary subjects; panning shots of moving subjects: Select ON ON/ or NORMAL to reduce the eff ects of vibration. NORMAL P

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Preserving Natural Contrast: Active D-Lighting ● ● Active D-Lighting helps pre- serve details in highlights and shadows. Use Active D-Lighting for natural con- trast when photographing day matches in stadiums and other venues that mix sunlight and shade. Note Noise may appear when Active D-Lighting is used at high ISO sensitivities. The following settings are suggested: 1 • Active D-Lighting: Auto 2 • Metering: Matrix 2 • Exposure mode: e, f, or g 1 Choose Extra high 1 or 2 if Auto f

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Taking Photographs Quick Setting Selection: Shooting Menu Banks ● ● Use the Shooting menu bank option in the shooting menu when you need to switch rapidly from one group of settings to another, for example when alternating be- tween sunlight and shade. Shooting Men Shooting Menu u Banks Banks Shooting menu settings are stored in four banks (A, B, C, and D). To store a particular combination of frequently- used settings, select a bank using the Shooting menu bank option in the shooting menu a

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Matching Settings to Your Goal Finding Controls in the Dark: Button Backlights ● ● If you are having trouble fi nding camera controls in the dark, rotate the power switch toward D to activate the control panel and but- ton backlights. The back- lights remain on for 6 s after the switch is released. The Standby Timer If On is selected for Custom Setting d10 (LCD illumina- tion), the control panel and button backlights will remain on while the standby timer is active. Extend the timer to kee

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Taking Photographs Reducing Noise and Blur: Auto ISO Sensitivity Control ● ● When On is selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the shooting menu, the camera au- tomatically adjusts ISO sensitivity if op- timal exposure can not be achieved at the value selected by the user. Auto ISO sensitivity control can be fi ne- tuned using the following options. • Maximum sensitivity: Choose the maxi- mum value available for auto ISO sen- sitivity control (200–Hi 4). The m


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