"Master The D800 question please" Sat 29-Dec-12 04:38 PM by PatsyNW
I've had my D800 for 6 months and love it. But now I'm sitting with my camera and Mastering the D800 I've stumbled on some issues. The first is going to Playback Display Options and highlighted and check marked None and go back to Done and press ok (I've tried the center of the multi selector and the Ok button on the back of the camera) yet images are still displayed with printed info at the bottom.
I can't get just a plain image w/o text to appear nor can I get any other option except Focus point to work. What am I missing?
On to P mode question: sitting in a room with windows on both sides and lights on in the daytime (overcast day) I cannot make the aperture change (flexible P) taking into account the five click rule. I've gone well past in both directions. I have the auto ISO off. I have the 24-120 on and the on camera flash popped up. With and ISO of 400. I get an f/4, with iso at 640 I get f4.5 and still cannot make any changes.
If I turn on Auto ISO and set my min. to say iso 800, min. shutter to 60 I cannon get my aperture to change at all from f/5. If I up the Auto ISO to say 4000 then my camera jumps to iso 4000 and I get 7.1 but still cannot change the aperture from there.
I had noticed this before but never spent time mulling it over since I hadn't actually used this program. And yes I'm trying to make the aperture change using the main command dial.
This is a lot of info for what I bet is a simple solution.
#1. "RE: Master The D800 question please" In response to Reply # 0
Ok, I figured out the playback display question. You get your choices by toggling up or down when your image is being displayed. Checking none only doesn't automatically display the image w/o text. You toggle to the option, correct?
#2. "RE: Master The D800 question please" In response to Reply # 0
Fort Yukon, US
I see you've figured out the display issue: basically, "none" is one of the screens that you scroll through with the multi-selector when viewing photos-- I also found that a little confusing as at first.
Regarding the P mode question, I think the difficulty you're having might be that the program only allows changes that will still produce what your D800 considers to be a "correct" exposure. You said you had auto ISO turned off, so your shutter speed/aperture combinations are going to be more limited than they would be if the camera could also select from a range of ISO settings. Also, with the flash turned on, your shutter speeds are restricted, and your aperture selections are going to be limited accordingly.
Does that make sense?
I think I would try setting my auto ISO on with a ceiling of 3200 (or whatever you're comfortable with), and give it another try, or you could leave it off, but set the ISO a little higher than you have it to give the P mode a little more room to operate. Try it with the flash both on and off and see if it makes a difference.
#4. "RE: Master The D800 question please" In response to Reply # 0
What is your subject, or did I miss it?
Possibly consider that if you have a person sitting in a chair, you might be metering off the light from the windows? Also check what your exposure comes out, by testing n Manual. See what you get and compare to your aforementioned readings.
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