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sensor Registered since 30th Oct 2011
Thu 29-Nov-12 01:49 PM

Hi there!

Is really helpful to have custom banks settings?? I heard a lot of people that they don't use it ..I would like to read opinions about this matter...

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JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#1. "RE: custom banks" | In response to Reply # 0

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
Thu 29-Nov-12 09:55 PM | edited Thu 29-Nov-12 10:09 PM by JosephK

It depends on the different scenarios you shot in and how differently your camera settings are for each.

If your shooting style tends to place the camera settings roughly the same in your shooting scenarios, then you will probably only use one bank (the default A bank) and not bother with the others.

Take a look at the pinned spreadsheet at the top of the forum. While empty, it shows you all the option available. In my case, I have three banks setup for sports, landscape, snapshots.

For spreadsheets filled in with example settings, take a look at the ones in the D300/D200 forum.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

llevine

El Paso, US
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#2. "RE: custom banks" | 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
Thu 29-Nov-12 11:26 PM

I have tried, on and off, with using banks. I tend to make many changes and since Nikon does not give you an option of returning to your original settings (without reloading them from a memory card), I continually screw up what I had. Although I am still trying to get to use the banks, I think I am now moving back to the fact that one bank is less complicated.

I could see another bank being just set up for someone who you want to hand your camera to and just use it as a point and shoot. My normal shooting style has back button focusing and that would be difficult to use if I asked my wife to take a picture.

Maybe someone will have the magic thoughts that could get me enthused about banks but currently I am not.

I can't help but wonder why Nikon doesn't make this easier by allowing you to save your settings and then if you wanted to make changes ask you to verify that the savings should be saved.

JosephK

Seattle, WA, US
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#3. "RE: custom banks" | In response to Reply # 2

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
Fri 30-Nov-12 06:25 AM

Since any setting changes are auto-saved into the active bank as you change them, I have gotten into the habit of manually resetting the camera back into MY default state for the bank at the end of the day/shoot so that the next time I pick up the camera, I will know what state it is in.

I, too, normally use the af-on button; but for my "snapshot" bank I have the focus set to shutter-button, just so I can hand the camera do someone else if needed.

Whether or not to use the banks mostly depends on how different your camera settings are for the different scenarios you shoot in.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D700, D200, D70S, 24-70mm f/2.8, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II,
50mm f/1.4 D, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX

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