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LCD monitor magnification

srd1941

Waterville, US
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srd1941 Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2012
Fri 04-May-12 03:39 AM

On my D60 and my D5100, and I assume all Nikons, the “zoom in” button can be activated 8 times, each activation magnifying the picture in the LCD monitor by some unknown (to me) amount. Do any of you know how many times the button would have to be pushed to equal %100 magnification on the monitor? On my computer I usually check the focus of my photos at %100 in View NX2 and was wondering what that would be on the cameras monitor.
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suzyk

near Hobart, AU
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#1. "RE: LCD monitor magnification" | In response to Reply # 0

suzyk Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Dec 2011
Mon 07-May-12 06:07 AM

Hey Stan,

I don't have time now but a search of this site should help. I came across some discussion of this when trying to clarify what 100% crop meant.

I seem to remember that on the D90 there are 8 clicks in and at 6 (ie 2 from closest in) is 100% but I'm not totally sure.

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Leonard62

Pa, US
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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Resources articles library Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009
Mon 07-May-12 11:53 AM

On the D5100 it appears that 6 strokes on the zoom button will give you 100%. The 7th stroke produces an image similar to 200% on the computer screen. The 8th may be 300%. The D300 and D700 work the same as the D5100.

But not all Nikon cameras work the same way as the D5100. The D3X uses the rear command dial while holding down the checkerboard button to zoom in on the photo. There are 9 steps. The D2 series and the D200 give you stepped zooms by holding down the checkerboard button while rotating the command dial. It gives 8 steps. The D1 series has you press the func button to zoom in once. I can get only two views from my D1H, full size or full zoom.

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srd1941

Waterville, US
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#3. "RE: LCD monitor magnification" | In response to Reply # 2

srd1941 Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2012
Mon 07-May-12 03:00 PM

Thank you Len and Suzy
That seems about right. I did discover though that the available number of steps changes if you change the file size. Large file= 8 steps, medium file= 7 steps and small file= 6 available steps. So even if using the small file setting one would be able to view a photo at 100%.Thanks again.
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