User manual NIKON D300S
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Manual abstract: user guide NIKON D300S
Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
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Where to Find It
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The Table of Contents
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The Q&A Index
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If a warning is displayed in the viewfinder or monitor, find the solution here.
Camera behaving unexpectedly?Find the solution here.
A For Your Safety Before using the camera for the first time, read the safety instructions in "For Your Safety" (0 xviiixx).
Help Use the camera's on-board help feature for help on menu items and other topics. Digitutor Digitutor, a series of "watch and learn" manuals in movie form, is available from the following website: http://www. nikondigitutor. com/index_eng. html
Be sure all items listed here were included with your camera. [. . . ] If shooting can not proceed at current settings (for example, if a shutter speed of A is currently selected in manual exposure mode or the start time is in less than a minute), a warning will be displayed in the monitor.
Cover the Viewfinder When taking photos DK-5 eyepiece cap without your eye to the viewfinder, remove the DK-23 rubber eyecup (q; you will need to hold the camera firmly) and cover the viewfinder with the supplied DK-5 eyepiece cap (w) to prevent light entering via the viewfinder from interfering with exposure. Out of Memory If the memory card is full, the interval timer will remain active but no pictures will be taken. Resume shooting (0 193) after deleting some pictures or turning the camera off and inserting another memory card.
A Bracketing Adjust bracketing settings before starting interval timer photography. If exposure, flash, or ADL bracketing is active while interval timer photography is in effect, the camera will take the number of shots in the bracketing program at each interval, regardless of the number of shots specified in the interval timer menu. If white balance bracketing is active while interval timer photography is in effect, the camera will take one shot at each interval and process it to create the number of copies specified in the bracketing program. A During Shooting During interval timer photography, the Q icon in the control panel will blink. Immediately before the next shooting interval begins, the shutter speed display will show the number of intervals remaining, and the aperture display will show the number of shots remaining in the current interval. At other times, the number of intervals remaining and the number of shots in each interval can be viewed by pressing the shutter-release button halfway (once the button is released, the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed until the exposure meters turn off ).
To view current interval timer settings, select Interval timer shooting between shots. While interval timer photography is in progress, the interval timer menu will show the starting time, the shooting interval, and the number of intervals and shots remaining. None of these items can be changed while interval timer photography is in progress.
Pausing Interval Timer Photography
Interval time photography can be paused by: · Pressing the J button between intervals · Highlighting Start > Pause in the interval timer menu and pressing J · Turning the camera off and then on again (if desired, the memory card can be replaced while the camera is off ) · Selecting self-timer (E) or mirror-up (MUP) release modes · Pressing the a button To resume shooting:
Choose a new starting trigger.
Choose a new starting trigger and start time as described on page 189.
Highlight Start > Restart and press J. Note that if interval timer photography was paused during shooting, any shots remaining in the current interval will be canceled.
Interrupting Interval Timer Photography
Interval timer shooting will end automatically if the battery is exhausted. Interval timer photography can also be ended by: · Selecting Start > Off in the interval timer menu · Performing a two button reset (0 182) · Selecting Reset shooting menu in the shooting menu (0 256) · Changing bracketing settings (0 120) Normal shooting will resume when interval timer photography ends.
Photographs will not be taken if the previous photograph has yet to be taken, the memory buffer or memory card is full, or the camera is unable to focus in single-servo AF (note that the camera focuses again before each shot).
A Release Mode Regardless of the release mode selected, the camera will take the specified number of shots at each interval. In CH (continuous high speed) mode, photographs will be taken at a rate of up to 7 shots per second. In S (single frame) and CL (continuous low-speed) modes, photographs will be taken at the rate chosen for Custom Setting d5 (CL mode shooting speed, 0 276); in mode J, camera noise will be reduced. A
Using the Monitor Pictures can be played back and shooting and menu settings can be adjusted freely while interval timer photography is in progress. The monitor will turn off automatically about four seconds before each interval.
A Shooting Menu Banks Changes to interval timer settings apply to all shooting menu banks (0 254). If shooting menu settings are reset using the Reset shooting menu item in the shooting menu (0 256), interval timer settings will be reset as follows: · Choose start time: Now · Number of shots: 1 · Interval: 00:01':00" · Start shooting: Off · Number of intervals: 1
By specifying lens data (lens focal length and maximum aperture), the user can gain access to a variety of CPU lens functions when using a non-CPU lens (0 342). If the focal length of the lens is known: · Power zoom can be used with SB-900, SB-800, and SB-600 flash units (available separately) · Lens focal length is listed (with an asterisk) in the playback photo info display When the maximum aperture of the lens is known: · The aperture value is displayed in the control panel and viewfinder · Flash level is adjusted for changes in aperture · Aperture is listed (with an asterisk) in the playback photo info display Specifying both the focal length and maximum aperture of the lens: · Enables color matrix metering (note that it may be necessary to use center-weighted or spot metering to achieve accurate results with some lenses, including Reflex-NIKKOR lenses) · Improves the precision of center-weighted and spot metering and i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR
Focal Length Not Listed If the correct focal length is not listed, choose the closest value greater than the actual focal length of the lens.
Zoom Lenses Lens data are not adjusted when non-CPU lenses are zoomed in or out. After changing the zoom position, select new values for lens focal length and maximum aperture.
The Non-CPU Lens Data Menu
Select Non-CPU lens data.
Press the G button to display the menus. Highlight Non-CPU lens data in the setup menu and press 2.
Select a lens number.
Highlight Lens number and press 4 or 2 to choose a lens number between 1 and 9.
Select a focal length.
Highlight Focal length (mm) and press 4 or 2 to choose a focal length between 6 and 4, 000 mm.
Select a maximum aperture.
Highlight Maximum aperture and press 4 or 2 to choose a maximum aperture between f/1. 2 and f/22. The maximum aperture for teleconverters is the combined maximum aperture of the teleconverter and lens.
Highlight Done and press J. The specified focal length and aperture will be stored under the chosen lens number. [. . . ] 228, 233, 237, 392 Diopter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228, 233, 237, 392 Dust off ref photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73, 74, 76, 78, 80, 83 Focus indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 21 Hi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [. . . ]
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