A&P Just make my exposure meter read like a Canon

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  1. aCab

    aCab New Member

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    The right way, like a number line.

    (-2)-----(-1)-----0-----(1)-----(2)

    Instead of:

    (2)-----(1)-----0-----(-1)-----(-2)

    C.F. f10 ftw.

    Just though people switching from Canon might like to know.
     
  2. wrong1

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    I'm pretty sure u can reverse that in the settings
     
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    oh for sure. it's a custom function, just wanted to make people aware of it. Coming from Canon, the nikon meter can be quite confusing.
     
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    Nikon meter is confusing out of the box. I don't think you have to be coming from Canon for this to make logical sense. First thing I did when I got my D700 :bigthumb:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yep, did that. Also turned the reverse controls off, so my scroll wheels are like my canon as well. Also easy exposure compensation is on, so its similar to canon as well.
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    not a canon guy, but i still like - to be on the left and + to be on the right

    i didnt change the reverse wheels

    so many awesome settings in nikons man. wrap around center focus ftw
     
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    ibcanonvsnikonbattle
     
  8. wrong1

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    What is wrap around center focus.... One of the settings that I never knew what it did
     
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    (2)-----(1)-----0-----(-1)-----(-2) makes more sense.
     
  10. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    the best setting is....


    - [] - 51 points (3d tracking)


    Shit is bomb... set a point, and then continuous focus mode will hold that point. Its awesome for Portraits. No more focus recompose problems.

    Center point to focus on the eyes, then recompose, and then AF points will follow the eyes... :) works great for sports as well.
     
  11. Wobistdu

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    wrap around means

    when you are one single focus point moving around... if you get far left or far right you can keep going and end up on the opposite side instead of hitting the wall.

    set it on and move the focus points
     
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    :eek3: Didn't even know this existed. :bowdown:
     
  13. Wobistdu

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    what body did you get?

    rockwell did a good guide on the d90 that goes over all the internal menu features. so many, but i now remember like what 95% of them do off the top of my head
     
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    cant wait to do test the 3d tracking at the speedway this weekend with a "working" 70200VR
     
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    D300 :run:
     
  16. Wobistdu

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    the digital lantern guides are pretty good. you can probably snag one on amazon for under $20.
     
  17. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    wtf arent you supposed to be at work? lol
     
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    Interested in hearing how that goes. I haven't had a lot of luck with the 3d tracking on either my d300 or 700, it seems to miss a lot. Then again my target is usually maniac kids running around, maybe they are too erratic for it to track properly.
     
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    3d tracking didn't work that well for me on fast moving objects either, seemed to be a little behind. I'll have to try turbodude's suggestion though, sounds like a great application for it.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yeah you have to set it to the middle icon. the one that looks like a target, That means you can set the point of focus and the rest will follow. But remember you must give it a couple moments to "lock on".

    it worked really well when i was shooting from my waist in the mall the other day.

    also try to change custom function a4. that will help too. It will make sure you keep track of the subject. For people i set it to slow. that way it doesnt try to reacquire a new focus point. it stays on the one i want.
     
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    custom setting a4... is it short normal or long? Mine is set to short I'll try normal, see if that helps. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    slow is long. some pros have it set to off. play with it and see which one works best for you.

    mine depends on the situation
     

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