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ronshep2

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ronshep2 Registered since 19th Jan 2013
Sun 03-Feb-13 11:28 AM

How to bring up the "Rule of Thirds" grid on Nikon D3200 please.

Leonard62

Hatboro, Pa, US
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#1. "RE: Rule of thirds" | In response to Reply # 0

Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Sun 03-Feb-13 01:16 PM | edited Sun 03-Feb-13 01:38 PM by Leonard62

I don't know of any Nikon camera that has that grid. Why do you think the D3200 has it?

If you want a grid to help you visualize your composition better, get into LiveView mode and press the info button until a grid appears. It divides the screen into Fourths.

You can also get a custom screen from KatzEye. A Rule of Thirds grid is available as an option. Contact them here.

http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/page--Custom-Focusing-Screens--store.html

The custom grids are here.

http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/page--Grid-Lines-Crop-Guides--grid%20lines.html

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avm247

Rancho Cordova, US
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Sun 03-Feb-13 05:31 PM

Page 85, D3200 User Manual

Pressing the info button with cycle through a series of display options when using Live View: show photo indicators -> show movie indicators -> hide indicators -> framing grid -> (back to show movie indicators.

I didn't see any Menu option to turn on On-Demand Grid Lines in the viewfinder, as there are on other Nikon DSLRs. (I don't have a D3200.)



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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Mon 04-Feb-13 01:01 AM

Unfortunately, the D3200 does not have a framing grid inside the viewfinder like the high-end cameras have. However, you can use the middle focus points to give an approximation for subject placement.

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jeffcs

Whiting, US
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jeffcs Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Jan 2009
Thu 07-Feb-13 12:29 AM | edited Thu 07-Feb-13 12:33 AM by jeffcs

I have a feeling your talking about the "B" screen generally used for archaical photography. This screen is used to line up tall buildings when using a "PC" lens so the building stands up streight in the image

Note this screen is only available on the upper prosumer or pro bodies
And it is accessed in the menu of said bodies

Hope this answers your questions

Keep shooting and enjoy your Nikons

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Skyco

Roanoke Island, US
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Skyco Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Mar 2012
Sat 09-Feb-13 02:32 AM | edited Sat 09-Feb-13 02:36 AM by Skyco

>How to bring up the "Rule of Thirds" grid on Nikon
>D3200 please.

I agree with Joseph K - use the focus points - and with practice you will learn to see the "Rule of Thirds" without a grid. And occasionally one can break the rules - but be very careful and intentional about that.

I used the focus points on a D3100 to maintain a level horizon - especially important over wide bodies of water.

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