These buttons are so easy to use and understand (pg. 102). There are six modes on the top left dial.
But, first press the RELEASE LOCK...
...while rotating to the desired RELEASE MODE.
S = single frame. One shot.
CL = continuous low speed. More than one shot. You can set the number of shots from 1 - 100. The shutter speed will be less than 4 seconds between shots. You cannot use the flash in this mode.
CH = continuous high speed.
Q = quiet shutter release. Not completely quiet, but close.
Qc = quiet continuous shutter release. Again, not completely silent.
= self timer.
MUP = mirror up. It helps stabilize your camera from shaking.
Next time, I'll be moving from the top left hand side of the camera, and going towards the bottom.
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The EXPOSURE METERING button can be found on page 114 in the Nikon D810 manual. I think the manual is poorly worded. In fact it's too wordy.
But, first, let's find the button.
Rotate the MAIN COMMAND DIAL...
... until you select the exposure you want.
You have four choices:
Matrix: It captures the full frame and averages the light levels.
Center weighted. The center of the photo is the most important light level in this setting.
Spot metering. The smallest area of the light level. (The spot can be moved, but that's for a future post.)
Highlight weighted. This is the one that's unique to Nikon. It adds highlights around the spot.
Here's some examples of the same subject, taken moments apart. No filters or editing.
Now, I understand why the manual is confusing. I don't know that I helped. So this is the best article on exposure metering: Understanding Metering and Metering Modes
If you're still lost, here's a good video:
That's a wrap for the four buttons on top left control dial. Then, we start on the other options on the same button but on its side. Sounds confusing, doesn't it? It will become clear soon.
Until next time, happy creating!
We'll stay with the top left side buttons of the Nikon D810. Today, we'll explore ISO (page 109). ISO (International Organization for Standardization) sets technical standards; in this case it's for cameras. ISO is for light sensitivity.
But first, let's find the button. Simply press the ISO button...
... and rotate the MAIN COMMAND DIAL to set the ISO.
You can chose from ISO 62 to ISO 12800. Usually I set my ISO from 100-400, unless, I'm shooting at night or in low light situations.
Here are some test photos using ISO. Same subject, taken moments apart. No filters. No editing.
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Until next time, happy creating!
Today's Tip: Possibly the best -- and Star Wars fanatic -- video on ISO.
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