In this part of the photo tricks, I want to share my thoughts on the convenience of some functions of modern Nikon cameras.
Advanced Nikon CZKs have a very convenient feature quick format memory card... This feature is very useful for me. I usually dump photos to my computer via a card reader, then I make a backup, insert the card into the camera and format it. To format, just hold down two buttons marked on the camera body with red marks for a few seconds. The display should show the message 'Format'. Before shooting, I always know that my cards are formatted and ready for battle. Since I have to dump material to the computer every day, I format the cards every day and I really like this two-button quick method.
Also, almost all Nikon cameras have the ability quick reset. When resetting the camera, the camera resets almost all the settings, putting the camera in a state with factory default settings. Some settings may not be resete.g. custom shooting mode settings. To perform a quick two-button reset, you need to find on the camera two buttons marked green dot and hold them at the same time for a few seconds. Sometimes this function is very useful, for example, when you accidentally add something to the menu, and the camera refuses to shoot, or does it in an incomprehensible way. This is usually useful in emergency situations where you need to quickly get the camera to 'wake up'.
I also want to talk about one nuance when working with a flashlight. When using the flash in poor lighting conditions, the exposure meter in the optical viewfinders, or the camera’s display will be show underexposure of a picture (they say this scale is driven to the left). This is normal, as the exposure meter displays deviation from normal exposure for current settings excerpts, aperture, ISO, but with the flash turned off. Roughly speaking, by the deviation of the scale exposure you can find out what share in the total exposure the flash will take over (what compensation exposure will give a flash).
In Nikon cameras last generationSuch as Nikon D4, D800,D800E, D600, D7100, D3100, D7000, D5200, D5100, D3200 organized the possibility of shooting in Live View without lowering the mirror. On these cameras, only shutter fires in live view. On other cameras that have Live View, such as Nikon D3, D3s, D3x, D700, D300, D300s, D90, D5000, make sure the camera lowers the mirror before taking a picture. This is due to the specific mechanism structurethat controls the mirror, aperture and the specifics of the shutter. In new cameras, when shooting in Live View mode, the noise level decreases, the life of the mirror mechanism increases, this method of operation is very pleasant for shooting in HDR, when the camera needs to shoot several pictures very quickly in a row.
These are the subtleties of Nikon cameras. Help to the project. Arkady Shapoval.