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D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet

csgaraglino

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csgaraglino Silver Member Charter Member
Thu 26-Mar-09 05:12 AM

Here is a spreadsheet for keeping track of the menu item settings in your D700.

I started with the D3 spreadsheet (thanks guys!)

1) It is color coded to match your menu's color codings in the LCD.

2) It is formatted for printing (portrait orientation).

3) It indicates which menu items are saved and restored using the "Save/load configuration" feature of the D700 (I have not tested this yet).

4) It is password protected, the password is in the notes section.

5) It reflects firmware 1.01

As I just got my D700 today, I would really like to see someone with some experience with the D700 post their settings. I was going to use the settings from my D200, but the images came out pretty bad - so I have reset the menus and started over.


https://www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/126171.zip

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aldewitt

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#1. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

aldewitt Registered since 16th May 2008
Thu 26-Mar-09 01:38 PM

Thanks for doing this. I want to look at it and see what I have. I can then share my settings.

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#2. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

kuku Basic Member
Tue 26-May-09 06:27 PM

Thanks! I never had a chance to setup banks. I hope someone comes up with some good settings (STUDIO, SPORT, LANDSCAPE, MACRO) ? maybe?

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#3. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 2

jhsw Registered since 02nd Jun 2009
Fri 05-Jun-09 01:46 PM | edited Fri 05-Jun-09 01:47 PM by jhsw

I think that there are some typos in the spreadsheet. I don't have my D700 yet to check, but some of the e and f settings in the custom settings in the spreadsheet do not quite match what I see in the D700 manual I downloaded from Nikon.

Very useful spreadsheet. Thanks Chris.

Jim

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#4. ""Instant" download from D700 to Mac" | In response to Reply # 3

jpd700 Registered since 06th Jun 2009
Sat 06-Jun-09 01:51 PM

>New to Nikonians. Just bought new D700. Use MacBook Pro 10.5.7. Hoping to connect camera to laptop and laptop to printer allowing simple set-up at a function whereby guests can wait their turn, pose for a photo, see the image right away on laptop, and if desired i could print copy immediately.
Appreciate thoughts and guidance.
Up until now only used iPhoto Software and loaded images at end of session into computer.
Thanks
John

csgaraglino

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#5. "RE: "Instant" download from D700 to Mac" | In response to Reply # 4

csgaraglino Silver Member Charter Member
Mon 08-Jun-09 01:00 PM

You might want to post this as its own thread in the D700 group; to get a response. This thread is for discusing the use of the Settings Spreadsheet.

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#6. "RE: "Instant" download from D700 to Mac" | In response to Reply # 4

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Mon 08-Jun-09 01:33 PM

You might want to ask this question in one of the forums in the "Master your tools" section forums about image processing of computer hardware.

You are going to need additional software like Nikon's Camera Control Pro 2 or Bibble Labs Bibble Pro.

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theophis

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#7. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

theophis Registered since 01st Apr 2008
Thu 11-Jun-09 02:20 PM

csgaraglino,

Thanks for compiling this handy spreadsheet. I bought the D700 immediately after it was introduced, and will use this to document all of my settings.

I think there is a way to copy camera setting to/from the camera, but I must revisit the manuals to read up on this. If that is true, I could share those settings files with anyone interested.

I am a newby on this site, but quite familiar with both my D700, and the D200. I uploaded a recent favorite, as example of what this camera can do.

Thanks,
Theo
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jdbishop

Katy, US
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#8. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

jdbishop Registered since 01st Jul 2006
Sat 13-Jun-09 02:23 PM

I can't open the file with my iMac. An error message says the rile is encrypted. Any ideas??

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RonAnnArbor

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#9. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 8

RonAnnArbor Registered since 07th Jun 2006
Sun 14-Jun-09 04:45 PM

I can't open it on my Macbook either and get the same message about it being encrypted.

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csgaraglino

Colorado Springs, US
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#10. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 8

csgaraglino Silver Member Charter Member
Mon 15-Jun-09 03:28 AM

Guys, what version of Excel are you using to open it?

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RonAnnArbor

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#11. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 10

RonAnnArbor Registered since 07th Jun 2006
Mon 15-Jun-09 08:23 PM

Office for mac 2008

csgaraglino

Colorado Springs, US
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#12. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 11

csgaraglino Silver Member Charter Member
Mon 15-Jun-09 08:55 PM | edited Mon 15-Jun-09 08:56 PM by csgaraglino

This was created with Office 2007 for Windows, but I have it running on 2007 for the MAC?

If I had to guess I think it could be something do with the way MS is "protecting" the document. It is only protected to keep accidental edits from corrupting the cells. I do provide the password so that those that want to edit it they can.

Try this one, it has all protection turned off.






https://www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/135393.zip

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RonAnnArbor

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#13. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 12

RonAnnArbor Registered since 07th Jun 2006
Tue 16-Jun-09 12:03 AM

That worked great, thank you!! Great job!

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jdbishop

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#14. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 12

jdbishop Registered since 01st Jul 2006
Tue 16-Jun-09 11:03 AM

Also works for me using Apple's Numbers program. Thanks

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csgaraglino

Colorado Springs, US
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#15. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 14

csgaraglino Silver Member Charter Member
Tue 16-Jun-09 11:07 AM

Looks like Microsoft may have some compatibility issues?

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Garryaneil

New Hope, US
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#16. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

Garryaneil Registered since 24th Dec 2008
Sun 21-Jun-09 10:49 AM

Thanks for doing this. It's very useful. It would be great if a few more experienced D700 users would share their settings!

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Bu Lai En

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#17. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 10

Bu Lai En Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Feb 2009
Thu 12-Nov-09 11:05 AM

Chris,

I have downloaded your D700 spreadsheet sometime ago. That spreadsheet was last updated on March 25, 2009. Is there a more current version?

Thanks,
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CathyD

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#18. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

CathyD Registered since 15th Feb 2009
Wed 02-Dec-09 02:16 AM

I was doing a search for a settings/setup guide for the D700 and came across this guide from www.outthereimages.com. It covers landscape, portraits, action and point and shoot.

I've attached the pdf file but here's the link to the pdf at the website. www.outthereimages.com/images/D700_Setup_Guide.pdf

https://www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/151420.pdf


~Cathy
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csgaraglino

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#19. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 18

csgaraglino Silver Member Charter Member
Wed 02-Dec-09 04:28 AM

Thanks

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#20. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 19

kshapero Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Jan 2006
Wed 02-Dec-09 12:21 PM

Thanks, really helpful

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bbritts

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#21. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 18

bbritts Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Apr 2009
Sat 16-Jan-10 06:10 PM

>I was doing a search for a settings/setup guide for the D700
>and came across this guide from
>www.outthereimages.com. It
>covers landscape, portraits, action and point and shoot.
>
>I've attached the pdf file but here's the link to the pdf at
>the website.
>www.outthereimages.com/images/D700_Setup_Guide.pdf
>
>https://www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/151420.pdf
>
>
>~Cathy

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I attended his Philadelphia workshop on the D700 this past summer, and will take others when available.

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wcguy

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#22. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 18

wcguy Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Nov 2009
Sun 17-Jan-10 08:26 PM

>I was doing a search for a settings/setup guide for the D700
>and came across this guide from
>www.outthereimages.com. It
>covers landscape, portraits, action and point and shoot.
>
>I've attached the pdf file but here's the link to the pdf at
>the website.
>www.outthereimages.com/images/D700_Setup_Guide.pdf
>
>https://www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/151420.pdf
>
>
>~Cathy

Thank you for that Cathy. I had already printed off the spread sheets from before, but from the site you listed I was able to download the binary file to my computer.

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#23. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

Scott O Registered since 19th Jan 2010
Wed 03-Feb-10 09:59 PM

Thank you for both doing this and coming up with the idea. There are so many settings and I am so visual it is great to have them all in the same place. This will prove to be amazingly useful.

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Kiribane

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#24. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

Kiribane Registered since 28th Jul 2009
Wed 10-Feb-10 08:15 AM

Thanks for sharing! Appreciated!

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Syko

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#25. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

Syko Registered since 17th Sep 2009
Thu 25-Feb-10 07:43 PM

Hi, I would find this really useful, but can't open it on my mac - any suggestions?

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#26. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 25

wjr47 Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 02nd Nov 2005
Fri 26-Feb-10 09:35 AM

If you do not have MS Office for Mac I suggest you download the free NeoOffice.app here: http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/patchmirrors.php?file=NeoOffice-3.0.2-Patch-1-Intel.dmg&patchcheck=

I have been very happy with this software and use it for the settings spreadsheet as well as other MS Office files sent to me.

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Cyradis

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#27. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 18

Cyradis Registered since 20th Feb 2010
Mon 01-Mar-10 03:47 AM

Thank you very much for the link Cathy and I also downloaded the BIN file which will be very helpful as well!

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#28. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 26

DPower Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jun 2004
Sat 06-Mar-10 03:10 AM

I just downloaded the BIN file, but it will not load. Is there a newer version?
DPower

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#29. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

andersnordh Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Mar 2008
Fri 12-Mar-10 07:25 PM | edited Fri 12-Mar-10 07:26 PM by andersnordh

Hi "csgaraglino" and thanks for sharing!

I took the opportunity to modify the spread sheet slightly to fit my needs before entering the values I am using at the moment. However, I am still adjusting the picture controls since I only had my D700 for a couple of weeks now ... I've attached "my" version to this post.

... and any comments are welcome!

Kindly,
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#30. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 29

FrenchTwist Registered since 04th Apr 2010
Fri 30-Apr-10 03:20 AM

Thank you for this invaluable help!

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#31. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 30

sophia829 Registered since 26th Apr 2010
Fri 30-Apr-10 06:12 AM

this is soo very helpful..thanks a lot..just got my d700 yesterday and this goin straight on my settings..thanks again!

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#32. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 31

FrenchTwist Registered since 04th Apr 2010
Sat 15-May-10 03:36 AM | edited Sat 15-May-10 03:39 AM by FrenchTwist

Thanks!

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#33. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 32

DJAG Registered since 31st May 2010
Mon 31-May-10 06:37 AM | edited Mon 31-May-10 06:39 AM by DJAG

Hello, I'm new here:
Great site, I was using the podcast before, now I am an "Nikonian".
This is my first posting and was glad to find this spread sheet for use, but I can not open it, password is required (I've tryed to open it in Numbers, have no MS App.).
Help? Thank you.

Sorry, found now the "free" version!

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#34. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 21

fordsd Registered since 27th Mar 2007
Mon 05-Jul-10 04:12 PM

I stupidly loaded the bin files and started shooting without changing the artist info. Anyone know how to change it?

Thanks in advance

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#35. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 29

andersnordh Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Mar 2008
Sun 18-Jul-10 07:20 PM

Hi again! Not sure if it still is of any interest but I have an upgraded settings sheet available on my site http://www.andersnordh.com or directly via the the attachment below.

https://www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/170382.zip

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#36. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

llevine Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 09th Jul 2007
Mon 16-Aug-10 02:37 PM

I have set up numerous settings in banks and everytime I make so many changes on the fly that I mess them all up. I know how to load them back but my question is "are these banks really being used" It seems that I start with something generic and then modify to fit my shooting circumstances.

Since I shoot raw and use Lightroom and not Capture NX, many of the camera settings are not even being used in Lightroom.

Would appreciate your opinion as to the real usefulness of these bank settings.

Thanks.

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#37. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 36

llevine Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 09th Jul 2007
Sun 22-Aug-10 12:25 PM

Is there anyone out there that can help me with this menu bank setting question? Is anyone really using this feature? If so, can you share some ideas as to how you cope with making adjustments, messing up your settings and then remembering to bring it back to your default setting? I know that you can reload the settings from a CF card but that seems like an extra task that will be easily forgotten.

Thanks for any assistance and advice.

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#38. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 37

FrenchTwist Registered since 04th Apr 2010
Sun 22-Aug-10 06:59 PM

Thanks for the updates spreadsheet!

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#39. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 28

jmcasto Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Jul 2010
Sun 29-Aug-10 06:26 PM

I'm very new to this so forgive what may be a simple question....I have downloaded the excel spreadsheet for custom user settings. I also searched the internet and found directions for downloading and installing a new bin. file for the D700 user settings (and how to set it back) but can't locate the bin. file to download. Can you help?

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#40. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 37

llevine Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 09th Jul 2007
Sun 29-Aug-10 10:35 PM

Haven't gotten any responses to my request for help with the use of the menu settings. I'm still hoping that someone will come across this post and be able to offer some advice as to how to best use them.

The "My Menu's" section seems very helpful and I am using that. I just adjust the settings as I need to make changes based on the images that I am shooting. In that way, I don't forget that changes have been made to banks that had been previously set up.

I also use Lightroom to process my images and I shoot in RAW. I think that eliminates many of the picture control features in the camera so my actual number of adjustments are much less than a person processing with NX2 or shooting in jpeg.

Any input would be helpful.

Regards,

Lance

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#41. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 37

llevine Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 09th Jul 2007
Sun 29-Aug-10 10:35 PM

Haven't gotten any responses to my request for help with the use of the menu settings. I'm still hoping that someone will come across this post and be able to offer some advice as to how to best use them.

The "My Menu's" section seems very helpful and I am using that. I just adjust the settings as I need to make changes based on the images that I am shooting. In that way, I don't forget that changes have been made to banks that had been previously set up.

I also use Lightroom to process my images and I shoot in RAW. I think that eliminates many of the picture control features in the camera so my actual number of adjustments are much less than a person processing with NX2 or shooting in jpeg.

Any input would be helpful.

Regards,

Lance

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#42. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 41

cmconklin Silver Member Nikonian since 31st Oct 2010
Mon 01-Nov-10 03:45 AM

>Haven't gotten any responses to my request for help with the
>use of the menu settings. I'm still hoping that someone will
>come across this post and be able to offer some advice as to
>how to best use them.
>
>The "My Menu's" section seems very helpful and I am
>using that. I just adjust the settings as I need to make
>changes based on the images that I am shooting. In that way,
>I don't forget that changes have been made to banks that had
>been previously set up.
>
>I also use Lightroom to process my images and I shoot in RAW.
>I think that eliminates many of the picture control features
>in the camera so my actual number of adjustments are much less
>than a person processing with NX2 or shooting in jpeg.
>
>Any input would be helpful.
>
>Regards,
>
>Lance
Lance, I presume you still have no response. You post brings up several question as opposed to answers. The banks (I assuming you are referring to "Custom Setting Banks A, B, C, & D on the D700) are very cool, but are useful in very (VERY) specific circumstances. The beauty of a Photo System like the D700 is not only what you can control, but how fast you can get to that control. With that said, there are too many options to have buttons associated with, hence menus. The last couple of statements are the key here. With the D700 you can adapt quickly while on a shoot. Take that one step further, say you shoot often, then use the banks to configure the D700 for shooting . That needs to be something (I know, reusing the word, sorry), that is consistent in conditions that your settings would affect. In other words, you determine your setting and then don't change them!!!

Now to talk out of the other side of my mouth. Say you have a bank that is close to what you think you need. Call it up, adjust as necessary, enjoy the shoot, but do not try to save the settings.

Your banks are your base settings that you start with. Ideally, that base is right on the mark for your type of shoot. If your assignments are varied and general, then you probably would be better off taking notes and at most using the banks for lens & post processing combinations.

I have downloaded the mentioned speadsheet, but that is exactly what would come in handy.

Regarding the D700 (raw) & Lightroom (LR). Your experience is just the opposite of mine. I'm actually pretty happy with LR2. At least I know how to use it a little. One problem I've had, is that when I load an image, it looks good, but then after "generating higher quality image" it doesn't look good. I since learned that the first image, was the jpeg rendering included in the raw file. The final rendition was Adobe's raw conversion. You will see numerous complaints if you search the net, to the point, there are several beta camera profiles available to help. By the way LR3 does do a much better job. To really see the effects. When you get a chance, shoot RAW+JPEG. Download a trial copy of Capture NX2 and LR3, or use your current version. Use Capture NX2 (w/ Nikon Transfer) to copy the images to your system in some directory. Then use LR to import your images. Check your LR settings, depending it will only import the RAW, which is ok, but you can also import both Raw & Jpeg, like with the Nikon Transfer. Pull up the four images. Ray & Jpeg in both Capture NX2 and LR. As the images become more challenging (low light, white balance, etc), you will start to see a major difference between NX2 (Raw & Jpeg) and LR jpeg vs the LR Raw. In my case, I wouldn't let anyone see my raw images. They were way too off.

Because of this, I actually purchased Capture NX2 last week. Have no idea how to use it. After all the reviews, it basically boils down to, Capture NX2, is the best RAW converter for Nikon RAW files, and an excellent editor. Everything else, well lets just say, nobody has anything good to say about the rest.

I hope some of the above was kind of helpful.

Thanks, Cliff

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quollsteeth Gold Member Nikonian since 01st Dec 2010
Fri 03-Dec-10 07:14 AM

Ta.
That should smooth my belated transition to the darkside...better late (very, I know, I confess, I shall repent ) than never for this once upon a time celluloid cinematographer

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gcbriney7 Registered since 08th Dec 2010
Thu 16-Dec-10 10:07 PM

Thank you so much for this, being new to the D700, this is a big assistance.

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llevine Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 09th Jul 2007
Fri 17-Dec-10 02:24 PM

HI Cliff,

I just saw your reply to my menu questions. Not sure how I missed it previously.

Couple of things:

Once you change a custom menu bank, it is changed and saved. I think that is a major flaw in that you can't make temporary changes and then revert back to your standard settings. To my knowledge, I believe the only way you get back to your personal settings is to save them on a card and reload them. That's a pain.

Regarding Lightroom, I think I may not have been clear. What I was saying is that when you shoot in raw, virtually all of the camera settings (other than exposure and white balance) are not read by Lightroom. I understand this and use the special profiles that Adobe developed or some special ones that I did to cope with that situation. Capture NX will read the camera settings in raw and thus does give you a closer raw image to what you had set in the camera. Lightroom has so many other features that it makes my image processing and filing so much easier.

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#46. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 42

sixeyes Silver Member Nikonian since 24th Dec 2010
Wed 05-Jan-11 02:15 PM

I am new to the D700 & Nikonians. This whole string has been extremely useful. I was considering posting a question to do with NX2 vs Aperture 3 versus Lightroom 3 as I am less than clear about what is best (I'm a Mac user): compatibility with Nikon or Mac versus industry standard Lightroom? So Cliff your comments were particularly apt. I suspect I'm heading down the NX2 route to capture the camera inputs with Lightroom 3 to finish the job. I will keep following the advice on camera control settings. Thanks to all.
Iain

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#47. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 44

sue810 Registered since 28th Jan 2011
Fri 28-Jan-11 01:49 AM

Thanks for giving us the D700 spreadsheet, its great.

Thank you,
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dt9mail Registered since 18th Feb 2011
Fri 18-Feb-11 03:51 PM

A very useful spreadsheet. Thanks Anders for sharing it.

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mahasuresh Registered since 03rd Jan 2008
Fri 25-Feb-11 02:11 PM

With so many threads on this topic, it is quite difficult to find which is the latest spreadsheet. Can some one let me know which is the latest excel sheet?

Suresh

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#50. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 49

bernardcollin Registered since 03rd Apr 2011
Sun 03-Apr-11 03:18 PM

>With so many threads on this topic, it is quite difficult to
>find which is the latest spreadsheet. Can some one let me know
>which is the latest excel sheet?
>
>Suresh

the one from sandernorthd seems quite interesting. a few posts above...

would love to find the bin file to upload...

what I found is that you can save the settings on your memory card without affecting the photos you are taking, the space used is only a few MB, so you can always re load them back from your memory card... simply have a copy saved for backup on your PC/Mac

b

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#51. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 34

Plymouthian Registered since 26th Mar 2011
Wed 13-Apr-11 03:56 PM

>I stupidly loaded the bin files and started shooting without
>changing the artist info. Anyone know how to change it?
>
>Thanks in advance
>
>sdf
>
>
>

Click on image to view larger version

>

I imagine a few of us have done this by now.

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Richcom101 Registered since 22nd Mar 2011
Wed 13-Apr-11 08:22 PM

Cathy thank you for sharing!

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rebornb Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Apr 2011
Mon 18-Apr-11 11:45 PM

Thanks Chris, I downloaded to my mac and worked fine.

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rebornb Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Apr 2011
Mon 18-Apr-11 11:47 PM

Thanks Cathy, it will help me with my D700 settings.

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Ricketts55 Registered since 28th Jul 2008
Wed 18-May-11 02:12 PM

Hi Cliff,
So if I understand you correctly, you use Capture NX2 to convert your RAW images from the D700. Then you import these converted images into LR to process. Do I have that right?

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Kingkalendar Registered since 10th Jul 2011
Sun 10-Jul-11 01:07 AM

@#50 "what I found is that you can save the settings on
your memory card without affecting the photos you are taking,
the space used is only a few MB, so you can always re load
them back from your memory card... simply have a copy saved
for backup on your PC/Mac."

Could someone list step by step how to save the settings on a
memory card? Just bought a D700 Used and I've never done this.

Thanks
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briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sun 10-Jul-11 06:20 AM

Welcome to Nikonians!

>Could someone list step by step how to save the settings on a
>memory card?

There aren't many steps...

First, ensure that the camera has a CF card in the slot. It's a good idea to use a separate card for this purpose, so that the saved settings aren't lost when the card is formatted. Then, go to the Setup Menu and select Save/load Settings. On the next screen, select Save settingsOK button. That's it! The card will now contain a file called NCSETUP4.

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Sophiap Registered since 14th Jul 2011
Thu 14-Jul-11 08:19 PM

Thanks for the info on the D700. Just bought mine used. I love it.

Sophia

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hshuso Registered since 04th Oct 2009
Sat 10-Sep-11 12:13 AM

Thank you very much!This is the first spread sheet I could easily download.
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vespista Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Feb 2011
Sun 16-Oct-11 04:23 AM

Thanks so much Chris.
This must have been a significant amount of work.
Just want to let you know its appreciated!
Cheers,
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#61. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 60

Surfdogg Registered since 25th Oct 2011
Sun 11-Dec-11 08:20 PM

Very helpful...Thank you for your efforts.

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#62. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 61

mahasuresh Registered since 03rd Jan 2008
Thu 15-Dec-11 03:22 PM

Hi :

Thanks for the link. I have downloaded the excel sheet. Now, how do it export the data from the excel sheet to the camera? or should i key the menu entries manually and save them to a memory card. Please advice.

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slothead Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 11th Aug 2009
Thu 29-Dec-11 09:53 AM

Chris, this is a long thread so I must have missed it, but has the file been updated for firmware 1.02?

Thanks,

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vneseman Registered since 09th Jan 2012
Mon 09-Jan-12 02:25 AM

It is very useful for me, a new D700 user.
Thanks a lot, Chris!


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dewy Registered since 12th Apr 2011
Wed 18-Jan-12 01:18 PM | edited Wed 18-Jan-12 09:17 PM by dewy

Maybe someone can answer this question for me on file size. I have my d700 settings, set -they are set for raw, fx format. Why are some files 14 mb and some 24 mb or larger? I have gone through my setting several times can't see that I have changed any settings. I am under the assumption that differance is light...more light or brighter shot = bigger file???? Please respond if you have any insights.
Cheers
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#66. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 65

JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006
Wed 18-Jan-12 07:56 PM

You are probably using file compression. The size of the files will vary with the amount of detail in your photos. If you are seeing large differences in the file sizes, you may have the compression set to lossy (some data is discarded to get more compression).

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dewy Registered since 12th Apr 2011
Wed 18-Jan-12 10:54 PM


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Thank you, I do have the compression set to uncompressed. It is very weird; I keep going through the menu. Raw, fx format, uncompressed. Load them into Adobe Bridge and convert them into dng files. I am going to shoot some pictures in the snow tomorrow when it very bright out. I could be missing something???? I don’t think so. It there not more data recorded in the brighter side (right) of the histogram? I am stumped! And sure the camera is set correctly. After I post this,I’m going to look through some resent files to see if there is a difference.
Thanks
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Blondul Registered since 27th Dec 2011
Wed 25-Apr-12 03:01 PM

Thanks for all, Chris!

Regards,
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#69. "RE: D700 Menu Items and Settings Spreadsheet" | In response to Reply # 0

photokraft Registered since 30th Oct 2012
Sat 10-Nov-12 04:35 PM

Has anyone thought about creating this as a Google Doc so that we can share and edit regardless of what version of Office everyone has? Then we can continually share and make copies to edit for ourselves. I can do this if people would be interested.

I just purchased a used D700 and can't wait to play and I'm sure this will help a lot.

G