5 Nikon custom functions you should know by heart

    By | Photography Tutorials | Tutorials | 21/11/2012 07:00am

    6 custom functions you should know by heart

    Nikon DSLRs come with a bewildering array of options to tweak settings. But which of these are safe and sensible to alter? Here are five great custom functions found on most Nikon cameras that you should learn how to use.


    Custom functions: Keep the noise down

    01 Keep the noise down
    Most SLRs come set up to beep every time the autofocus locks on. The sound is irritating – and it’s unnecessary as a light in the viewfinder will give you the same information.


    Best custom functions: move up the scale

    02 Move up the scale
    Moving speedily through the ISO ratings can take ages if you creep up a third of a stop at a time, as some SLRs allow. Switch to one-stop steps for quicker camera operation.


    Best custom functions: stop the strobing

    03 Stop the strobing
    In low light, many SLRs will strobe the flash to help the camera lock onto the target – in many situations this will irritate your subject, and will often mean you lose the picture.


    Best custom functions: reorder the sequence

    04 Reorder the sequence
    Auto bracketing takes a sequence of shots at different exposures. Most SLRs take the middle brightness first. Starting with the darkest version makes it easier when reviewing shots.


    Best custom functions: fine tune your AF

    05 Fine-tune your AF
    Many lenses will give you sharper pictures if you fine-tune the autofocus system to work with them better. This microfocus adjustment – if your SLR has it – does the job.


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