Nikon D2H SLR Review

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Nikon D2H

Menus, Custom Settings

Playback Menu

    Delete - Delete images from CF card
    Playback folder - Select the active playback image folder
    Slide show - Start an automated slide show of the images in the current image folder
    Hide image - Hide or reveal selected images
    Print set - Enter DPOF printing information
    Display mode - Select the playback display features: Shooting data, Histogram, Highlights, Focus area
    Image review - Display image immediately after capture
    After delete - Display next or previous image after deleting an image

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    Shooting Menu

      Shooting menu bank - Select active memory set: A,B,C,D
      Reset shooting menu - Reset entire shooting menu to default
      Active folder - Select the active image folder
      Image quality -
        NEF(Raw)+JPEG Fine
        NEF(Raw)+JPEG Normal
        NEF(Raw)+JPEG Basic
        NEF (Raw)
        TIFF (RGB)
        JPEG Fine
        JPEG Normal
        JPEG Basic

      Image size - 2464x1632 Large, 1840x1224 Medium
      Raw compression - Compressed NEF: On or Off
      White balance - Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Choose color temp (2,500-10,000K), Preset
      ISO - 200,250,320,400,500,640,800,1000,1250,1600 plus HI-1 and HI-2

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    Shooting Menu (cont.)

      Image sharpening - Auto, Normal, Low, Medium low, Medium high, High, None
      Tone compensation - Auto, Normal, Less contrast, More contrast, Custom
      Color mode - I (sRGB) Portrait, II (Adobe RGB), III (sRGB) Nature/Landscape
      Hue adjustment - Adjust color hue -9° to +9° in 3° increments
      Interval timer shooting - Time-lapse recording options
      Non-CPU lens data - Enter focal length and aperture of non-G/D type lenses

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    Custom settings allow the user to fine-tune a great number of camera settings and/or button functions to suit their particular needs. Up to four sets (A,B,C,D) can be created and quickly recalled using the Bank select option.

    To make it easy to get to the settings you want, the Custom Menu is organized into six color-coded groups:

      Timers/AE&AF Lock

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    Custom Menu - Autofocus

      a1 AF-C Mode priority - Capture whenever shutter release is pressed or only when focus is locked
      a2 AF-S Mode priority - Capture whenever shutter release is pressed or only when focus is locked
      a3 Group dynamic AF - Select how focus areas are grouped in Group Dynamic AF mode. Select grouping desired with multi-selector
      a4 AF activation - Controls whether both the shutter release and the AF-ON buttons initiate autofocus or only when Af-ON is pressed
      a5 Focus area illumination - Controls whether the focus areas are illuminated in the viewfinder when active
      a6 Focus area select - Select whether the focus area selection can be changed with "wrap around" from top to bottom, right to left, etc.
      a7 Vertical AF-ON - Determines what functions are assigned to the AF-ON button for vertical shooting

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    Custom Menu - Metering/Exposure

      b1 ISO auto - If ON the camera will automatically adjust the ISO speed if the limits of the exposure system is exceeded in P, S or A mode.
      b2 ISO step value - ISO increments in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
      b3 EV step - Shutter speed, aperture and bracketing adjustment increment in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
      b4 Exposure comp. EV - Exposure compensation increments in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV steps
      b5 Easy exposure comp. - Change exposure comp. by holding +/- button down and rotating command dial or just rotating command dial
      b6 Center weight area - Select diameter for the center-weighted metering circle: 6, 8, 10 or 13mm

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    Custom Menu - Timers/AE&AF Lock

      c1 AE Lock - Controls whether the exposure locks when the shutter release is half-pressed
      c2 AE-L/AF-L button - Controls the action of the AE-L/AF-L button
      c3 Auto meter-off delay - Controls how long the camera continues to meter the exposure when no operations are performed: 4, 6, 8, 16s or Off
      c4 Self-timer delay - Length of self-timer delay: 2, 5, 10, 20s
      c5 Monitor off delay - Length of time the color LCD remains on when no operations are performed: 10s, 20s, 1m, 5m, 10m

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    Custom Menu - Shooting/Display

      d1 Shooting speed - Determines the frame rate of Continuous Low-Speed shooting: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 fps
      d2 Maximum shots - The maximum number of shots that can be taken in a single burst in Continuous mode. It varies depending on the image quality selected; JPEG 1-40, TIFF 1-35, Uncompressed NEF 1-26, Compressed NEF 1-25, Uncompressed NEF+JPEG 1-25, Compressed NEF+JPEG 1-24
      d3 Exposure delay mode - Shutter release can be delayed until approx. 0.4s after the shutter release is pressed to help eliminate camera shake
      d4 Long exposure NR - Enable noise reduction for shutter speeds longer than 1/2 second
      d5 File No. Seq. - Sequential file numbering options
      d6 Control panel/finder - Controls the information displayed in the viewfinder and rear data displays
      d7 Illumination - Illuminate data displays only with lamp switch or whenever any button is pressed.

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    Custom Menu - Bracketing/Flash

      e1 Flash sync speed - Select the flash sync speed: 1/250 to 1/60s
      e2 Flash shutter speed - Determines slowest shutter speed with flash when in P, A or S mode: 1/60 to 30s
      e3 AA flash mode - Controls whether flash level is automatically adjusted for aperture when an external exposure meter is used with an SB-80DX or SB-28DX Speedlight
      e4 Modeling flash - Determines whether the SB-800 emits a modeling flash when DOF button is pressed
      e5 Auto BKT set - Controls what settings are affected by AE Bracketing: AE & flash, AE only, Flash only, WB bracketing
      e6 Manual mode bracketing - Controls what settings are affected when AE & flash or AE only is selected for CS e5: Flash/speed, Flash/speed/aperture, Flash/aperture, Flash only
      e7 Auto BKT Order - Controls the order in which bracketing is performed: MTR>Under>Over, Under>MTR>Over
      e8 Auto BKT selection - Controls how bracketing is selected: Manual value select or Preset value select

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    Custom Menu - Controls

      f1 Center button - Determines what function is performed when the multi selector is pressed in the center: Shooting mode (Center AF area, Illuminate AF area, not used), Playback mode (Thumbnail on/off, Histogram on/off, Zoom on/off)
      f2 Multi selector - Multi selector can be used to activate the exposure meters or initiate autofocus
      f3 PhotoInfo/Playback - Reverse the multi selector function in playback mode: Info (L-R)/Image (Up-Dn) or Info (Up-Dn)/Image (L-R)
      f4 FUNC. Button - Controls the function performed by the FUNC button: FV lock, FV lock/lens data, 1 stop speed/aperture, same as AE-L/AF-L, Flash off, Bracketing burst, Matrix metering, Center-weighted, Spot metering
      f5 Command dials - Change the rotation direction of command dials, swap the function of main and sub command dials, change functions performed by command dials in playback mode
      f6 Buttons and dials - Changes to settings that involve both a command dial and a button can be made so that the button does not need to be held down
      f7 No CF Card? - Enable shutter release if no CF card is present

    Nikon Professional D2H

    Setup Menu

      Format - Format the CF card (FAT-16 and FAT-32 compatible)
      LCD brightness - Adjust LCD back light +2 to -2
      Mirror lock-up - Lock mirror up for cleaning the low-pass filter
      Video mode - Select video output format: NTSC or PAL
      Date - Set the internal clock calendar
      Language - Select the menu language
      Image comment - Enter a comment that will be embedded in the image information
      Auto image rotation - Auto rotates portrait mode images for proper video display
      Voice memo - Options for the voice memo recording feature
      Voice memo button - Controls operation of the Microphone button
      Audio output - Output audio via internal speaker or via A-V cable
      USB - Select PTP or Mass Storage USB mode
      Dust Off ref photo - Capture a photo to be used with Capture 4.0's Dust Off feature
      Battery info - Display the battery info screen
      Wireless LAN - Setup the wireless options when using the WT-1 transmitter
      Firmware Version - Display the camera's firmware version information

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