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Just Discovered Info Display

Bravozulu

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Bravozulu Registered since 04th Jun 2012
Fri 03-Aug-12 04:19 PM | edited Fri 03-Aug-12 06:19 PM by Bravozulu

Of course I look at the Info Display on the back. My eyes are getting old and the Display shows enlarged versions of the data cramped into the Viewfinder.

But I never paid much attention to the small icons at the bottom of the Info Display. You know, ISO Noise/Active D Light etc that all become highlighted when you hit the Info button a second time.

Playing with this feature yesterday I came across 3 icons that escaped notice before. And these three unlock some scarce & valuable real estate. I'm talking about the instant ability to configure 3 buttons on the camera — AE/AF Lock, Preview, Fn.

Before this discovery, I'd spent much time setting up special configurations of the three buttons in U1/U2 & Save Settings. Which in every instance required a 2 or 3 or 4-step routine of going to My Menu, or Custom Menu>Shooting Menu to set button options to deal with varying shooting conditions. With the icons in INFO, it's a quick.

My gosh. The D7000 just keeps on hurling pleasant surprises at me. Has anyone else had an awakening to INFO Display?

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myfotoguy

Richfield, US
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#1. "RE: Just Discovered Info Display" | In response to Reply # 0

myfotoguy Registered since 03rd Dec 2008
Sat 04-Aug-12 03:52 AM

>I'm talking about the instant
>ability to configure 3 buttons on the camera — AE/AF Lock,
>Preview, Fn.
>Has anyone else had an awakening to INFO Display?

I didn't realize that you could do that at first either, and feel like you. It was a such a great find!. After my "awakening" I then remembered that I read about it, but then I forgot about it.

It's so nice!

-Tim

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PAStime

Kingston, CA
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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009
Sat 04-Aug-12 09:37 AM

It is fun discovering new and useful features.

I'm not quite following what was discovered here. The info display or the programmability of physical buttons on the camera body? I have programmed those buttons using the usual menu picks.

Peter
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myfotoguy

Richfield, US
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#3. "RE: Just Discovered Info Display" | In response to Reply # 2

myfotoguy Registered since 03rd Dec 2008
Sat 04-Aug-12 10:29 AM

>It is fun discovering new and useful features.
>
>I'm not quite following what was discovered here. The info
>display or the programmability of physical buttons on the
>camera body? I have programmed those buttons using the usual
>menu picks.
>
>Peter
>My gallery (a work in progress):
>http://peterstokes.net/Exhibit


I read it as the programming of the buttons through the info display ans opposed to the usual menu clicks. As an alternate, and some would say quicker and more convenient way to change them.

-Tim

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Bravozulu

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Bravozulu Registered since 04th Jun 2012
Sat 04-Aug-12 01:14 PM | edited Sat 04-Aug-12 01:14 PM by Bravozulu

Exactly. Icons instead of 3 or 4 sequential menus to configure Fn, AE/AF-L and Preview buttons. So that the buttons will become trigger an effect. Mine are programmed for:

Fn= Spot Meter
AE/AF = Back Focus
Prev = either 1st Line of My Menu or Artificial Horizon in Viewfinder

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korbin

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korbin Registered since 04th Dec 2009
Sat 04-Aug-12 01:54 PM

Before discovering that you could modify these directly from the info display I kept all of those menu shortcuts in MyMenu. Accessing them from the info display is great and let me shorten up MyMenu as well. I'm mostly using this to assign the AE/AF button quickly. I use it as an AF-ON button but my wife prefers focusing with the shutter button.

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Bravozulu

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#6. "RE: Just Discovered Info Display" | In response to Reply # 5

Bravozulu Registered since 04th Jun 2012
Sat 04-Aug-12 02:22 PM

Agreed, you save time assigning buttons by using MyMenu. But not as much time as with the INFO display.

MyMenu will take you to CUSTOM>CONTROLS>ASSIGN AE/AF-L, but stop there. The INFO icons will go one step further and program in the choice you make in ASSIGN AE/AF-L. This choice could be AF-ON, and then you are completely done.

It is an Icon-driven selection that completely bypasses 4 levels of menus. I call that fast.

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PAStime

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#7. "RE: Just Discovered Info Display" | In response to Reply # 6

PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009
Sat 04-Aug-12 11:32 PM


>It is an Icon-driven selection that completely bypasses 4
>levels of menus. I call that fast.

OK, thanks, I see. I will look at this when I have a moment.

Peter

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