79 — Customizing your camera for free

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #79 talks about how to cus­tomize your cam­era using the cus­tom set­tings func­tions in your camera’s menu. There are many, many, many use­ful ways to cus­tomize these set­tings for the way YOU per­son­ally shoot, but many pho­tog­ra­phers don’t use these set­tings or are afraid to touch these set­tings. Many fea­tures that your cam­era offers are set to OFF by default, and the only way to access them is by turn­ing their cus­tom func­tion on in the cus­tom menu of your cam­era. A quick and easy exam­ple is high ISO. On my for­mer 30D from Canon, this set­ting was set to off so my high­est nor­mally avail­able ISO was 1600. With one set­ting change in the cus­tom func­tion menu the high­est avail­able ISO becomes 3200.‚ This pod­cast encour­ages you to play with sim­i­lar (and even bet­ter) set­tings in your camera.

Nikon D700 customization menu
Nikon D700 cus­tomiza­tion menu

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The Nikon D700 at B&H
March 2010’s Light and Shadow assign­ment on the Photography.ca forum

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