Nikon D2H SLR Review

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Nikon D2H




Camera Controls



Nikon Professional D2H

On the front below the lens release button is the focus selector switch for Continuous AF, Single AF or Manual Focus. On the lens itself you'll find another switch for Auto and Manual focus. On Nikon's VR series of lenses you'll also find a switch to turn the Vibration Reduction feature on and off.



Nikon Professional D2H

On the grip side you'll find the combination shutter release and power switch. Turning the power switch beyond the "on" position illuminates the top and back data displays. Press and hold the MODE button while turning the command dial to select the desired exposure mode (Program AE w/Shift, Shutter-speed priority, Aperture priority or Manual). Press and hold the +/- button and turn the command dial to set the desired exposure compensation value (+/- 5EV in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps).

Nikon Professional D2H

The top data LCD with all possible icons displayed.





Nikon Professional D2H

On the front of the grip is the sub command dial which is easily operated with your index finger. Off to the right you can see the depth of field preview button.



Nikon Professional D2H

On the back (top-right corner) is the command dial. Off to the left is the AE/AF Lock button and the AF start button.



Nikon Professional D2H

On the top left side you'll find buttons to change the flash mode, enable AE bracketing and lock command buttons. Around the base is the shooting mode dial with positions for Single frame, Continuous Low (1 to 7fps settable), Continuous High (8fps) and Selftimer.



Nikon Professional D2H

On the right side of the pentaprism you'll find the dioptric adjustment knob for the viewfinder. Towards the front is the metering selector switch with positions for 3D Color Matrix, Center-weighted or Spot.



Nikon Professional D2H

The optical eye-level pentaprism provides 100% coverage and has built-in diopter adjustment and an eyepiece shutter for long exposures. The viewfinder magnification is approx. 0.86x with 50mm f/1.4 lens set to infinity. The eyepoint is a very comfortable 19.9mm. The focusing screen is interchangeable and the D2H kit comes with the B-type BrightView Clear Matte Screen III.



Nikon Professional D2H

Here's what you see through the viewfinder:

    In the center of the frame is the 8mm center-weighted metering area, around it are the 11 auto focus sensors. The status line below has indicators for focus, metering, AE Bracketing, AE-Lock, battery condition, flash compensation, shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, exposure meter, exposure compensation, # pictures remaining, flash status.

    On the right side are indicators for voice recording, white balance, image size and quality, and ISO sensitivity.





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