Hi all, just returning from holiday and think I may have figured out what settings to save under the User settings for my D7100 using an 18-200mm.. First I normally shoot: P with matrix exposure, AF-A with 9 focal points, -.3exp comp and auto IS0. But to take candid telephoto shots of still people, inside and outside shots of cathedrals and palaces (architecture) I think I should use center-weighted exp, AF-S with 9 focal points, P and auto exposure. I would save these under U 1. Under U2 I would save action settings: matrix exposure with AF-C and 51 or 3D focusing and O exp comp and auto iso. Am I on track with these? Is there published books to help me? Thanks, stephen
There are. But I don't know how to attach a text file to an email. Thom Hogan, who is wise about all things Nikon attached his U1/U2 settings to his eBook. I bought the book. There is another guy named Kirk with a website/blog devoted to Nikon. But he is criticized regular on the net for not really doing his homework.
Don't be in a hurry to mater all the refinements of the camera. I have had my D7000 since April/2012 and am now just at the point where I can control it with any speed.
Sure, you're on the right track. The U1 and U2 are just convenient storage of preferred settings, try them and see how they work. You can always change things around later- your settings aren't carved into stone or anything, so experiment!
Thanks for the ideas and Hogan's info. I realized on the trip that I was using not the best settings for many of the shots. No big damage but I know I am learning and refining. I also realized that I would have to change several settings as I went from one kind of image to another. That's when I started to think that using the U settings was a fast way to do this without missing picture opportunities--often the case when touring around-- and allow me time to make a few more tweaks to settings called for at the moment of the photo (exposure comp to avoid blowing the hlighlights, for instance). Nikonians and Utube helped me during the trip but many of the suggested settings were for purposes not consistent with mine. The best part of playing around with U settings is to just figure out what the myriad of options given by the D7100 allows me to accomplish. Does anyone know if the upcoming book being promoted by NIkonians on the D 7100 have anything about U settings. Thanks again, S