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Octobercrow1   US  Registered since 10th Dec 2012 Mon 28-Jan-13 03:27 PM
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"User Settings for Birds in Flight"



I wish to use one of the User Settings (U2) modes on my D7000 to have the most important settings for birds in flight readily available. Any suggestions as to which settings I should include? Thanks in advance for your recommendations.

Robin M.

  

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vangophotos Silver Member  Paradise Valley, US  Nikonian since 01st May 2012 Thu 31-Jan-13 09:30 PM
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Thu 31-Jan-13 09:32 PM by vangophotos


I have my banks programmed for (1) human portraits, and (2) macro photography with the 105mm. Since shutter speed was my main objective with bank (2), this will be useful for birds in flight.

- Auto ISO (I set mine up to 3200)
Here's an article on it: http://photos4clix.com/?p=2050

- Shutter priority (Minimum shutter speed, at least 1/focal length of your lens)
For my macro settings, I have it on aperture priority since DOF is such a big issue in macro photography.

- Auto white balance

- RAW + JPEG (my preference)

Hope this helps!


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Winterfell Silver Member  Roseville, US  Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009 Sat 02-Feb-13 02:25 AM
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Good suggestions above. I usually have 9pt or 21point, afs-c with the rear button set to af-on. Auto ISO on the D7000 is useful... I usually have auto iso on, capped at 1600 unless it's really low light, and by then it's usually time to call it a day.

There's a stickied post towards the top of the D7000 forum that's worth a read, it has some workarounds for the D7000s limited buffer ( link). The lens distortion correction feature in particular really slows the camera down.

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