Nikon D7000: 5 quick tips to get more from your DSLR
Cameras are like dogs. They’re loyal. They work hard. And chances are you’ll have had one that was really special to you. But while the popular belief is that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – you certainly can set your DSLR a new challenge.
Like most of us, when you shoot a particular style of photography you can often get in the habit of overlooking some of your camera’s other features. Here at N-Photo we want to help you get the most from your Nikon DSLRs.
Below we’ve started by taking a closer look at the Nikon D7000 to see what settings and tweaks you can use to get more from your Nikon camera.
Nikon D7000 Tip 1
CHECK YOUR MODE
The release mode dial has a lock to prevent it being moved by accident, but the mode dial above it doesn’t. Always check that you haven’t nudged it onto an inappropriate mode!
Nikon D7000 Tip 2
SETTINGS TO SUIT YOU
The User Settings on the mode dial are great for saving and recalling your favourite settings (of a much-visited sports hall, for example).
Nikon D7000 Tip 3
The second memory card slot can be used to add extra capacity, for backup, or to separate RAW and JPEG files (or stills and movies). Try ‘Role played by card in slot 2’ in the Shooting menu.
Nikon D7000 Tip 4
The built-in flash can act as a commander to trigger and regulate external Nikon Speedlight flashguns. Set it up using ‘Flash cntrl for built-in flash’, which is found in the Custom Setting menu.
Nikon D7000 Tip 5
MORE FROM MOVIES
The D7000 is Nikon’s best D-SLR yet for shooting movies, but results will still improve immeasurably when you use a tripod. For the best results, always use a video-specific stand.
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on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 at 5:18 pm under Nikon DSLR Tips, Tutorials.
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