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D90 Settings Spreadsheet

markbarendt

Ignacio, US
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markbarendt Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Sep 2006
Fri 21-Nov-08 02:18 PM

Rags,

The value of sharing is to help each other figure out what the camera can do. There are two distinct sets of settings in my head, not that Nikon breaks them up that way.

1-Camera Controls

One of the things that I found when reading a list like this for an F100 was that I could turn off the autofocus on the shutter button and use AF-ON button instead.

This was an incredible change in the way I shoot (feels weird at first). I now do this on my D200, D70, and my wife uses it on her D90.

Want to try it, go to Custom settings menu > f Controls > f4 Asign AEL/AFL buttom > AF-ON > OK.

This separates the focus and exposure control and makes it much easier to do a good job of both.

This type of control is workable on any shot.

2-Exposure Settings

These are a bit different. Yes it might be easier with a D200 or D700 to pre-pack these but so what. That doesn't change the setting's utility for getting a particular shot.

Learning to use these camera settings is simply making a decision about where you want to do your creative work (in camera vs in post) and being able to get what you want.

What you are missing is that the D90, as most Nikon DSLRs, can do great finished work without any need for post when someone is willing to play with these settings.

Post-Processing is not a requirement, it is an option.

Some of us even believe so much that we can get what we want straight out of the camera that we shoot jpeg or even film. For those of us in that mode we make permanent creative decisions all the time and don't spend much time in post.

>I'm not clear as to why you are doing the spreadsheet. I
>appreciate your work, but why would that be better than the
>default settings?
>
>It seems to me that the settings would be different if you're
>doing specialized shooting: sports vs landscape vs low light.
>
>Since the D90 doesn't have categories like the D700, I would
>have to reset (to cancel) then reset each item again.
>
>Am I missing something?
>
>Rags

Mark

A Nikonian in Durango Colorado.

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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