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Learning curve for Z7/Z6

ericbowles ericbowles

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landsc... Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Ribbon awarded as a member who has gone beyond technical knowledge to show mastery of the art a Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Mon 17-Dec-18 03:43 PM | edited Mon 17-Dec-18 03:44 PM by ericbowles
I'm using the Fn1 button as a dual function toggle button that goes to 100% zoom. Taking an image, I can press the button once and it goes to a 100% view of the subject through the viewfinder. This is great for birds, to check a catchlight or hair on a portrait, etc. I can also use the same button on playback to review the image and zoom to 100%. If you press the shutter it takes an image and returns to normal view. I'm evaluating whether a 100% view is too much - whether I should use 50%.

Right now my Fn2 button is programmed to Exposure Delay - something I use pretty often. I earlier had FN2 set for AF modes.

My OK button is set at default - to center the AF sensor. I find this faster than scrolling across the frame and pretty useful.

It's great seeing what everyone else is doing with these controls. There are lots of good ideas depending on what you shoot. I expect to make these specific to U1, U2, U3 since many of the settings are associated with specific types of photography. What I want for small birds may be completely different from my iMenu and Control setup for events, landscapes, or studio portraits.

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