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How are other Nikonians using the "My Menu" Specialty Menu for their D7000?

pimadude

Tucson, US
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pimadude Registered since 28th Nov 2012
Fri 25-Jan-13 07:25 PM

I'm curious if many D7000 owners are using the "My Menu" specialty menu in place of the "Recent Settings" menu.

I've just begun to explore the "My Menu" options, based on reading Darrell Young's "Mastering the Nikon D7000" book. It seems to me that the use of the "My Menu" menu somewhat overlaps the use of the U1 and U2 user settings.

I'm interested in seeing how others may be using the "My Menu" option for their cameras.

Jim

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cosmicfires

Lynnwood, US
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#1. "RE: How are other Nikonians using the "My Menu" Specialty Menu for their D7000?" | In response to Reply # 0

cosmicfires Registered since 22nd Nov 2011
Sat 26-Jan-13 06:01 AM

I put settings I often want to change in My Menu. U1 & U2 don't cover everything, sometimes I need to change the setting I have in them.

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Remooc

Newquay, Cornwall, UK
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#2. "RE: How are other Nikonians using the "My Menu" Specialty Menu for their D7000?" | In response to Reply # 0

Remooc Registered since 25th Sep 2012
Sat 26-Jan-13 09:21 AM

I do a lot of long exposure photography at night and have the virtual horizon at the top of the list in my menu, next is the battery info. I am often on rough terrain, ie beaches and rocks and find quick access to the virtual horizon much faster than using the spirit vials on the tripod in the dark.
My U1 and U2 setting are set up for quick access to the two styles of night shooting that I do.

jmesseder2

Gettysburg, US
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#3. "RE: How are other Nikonians using the "My Menu" Specialty Menu for their D7000?" | In response to Reply # 1

jmesseder2 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Aug 2011
Sat 26-Jan-13 01:31 PM

I agree. I U1 and U2 are very handy for storing starting points for specific needs - e.g. Personal portraits or birds in flight. One needs setting for subject that do not move much or fast, the other's flapping wings need a faster camera set. But then you want to change things for the shot your trying to capture. That's where MyMenu comes in.

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Bravozulu

Los Angeles, US
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#4. "RE: How are other Nikonians using the "My Menu" Specialty Menu for their D7000?" | In response to Reply # 2

Bravozulu Registered since 04th Jun 2012
Mon 28-Jan-13 06:46 PM | edited Mon 28-Jan-13 06:48 PM by Bravozulu

U1 & U2 are static modes of shooting. You have already set in place features you prefer here.

My Menu allows you to 'lift the hood' of the Camera. It gives instant access to features you want, but also a direct route to menus buried three or four levels deep in Shooting or Custom, for instance. So, it is dynamic. For things you might need quickly.

Here's the roster in My Menu:

Virtual Horizon - on/off
ViewFinder Gridlines - on-off
Battery info
E3, control for built-in flash (TTl, etc)
Multiple Exposure (for bracketing)

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DaveSoderlund

Geneva, US
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#5. "RE: How are other Nikonians using the "My Menu" Specialty Menu for their D7000?" | In response to Reply # 0

DaveSoderlund Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded as a Winner in a Nikonians Best of Images Annual Photo Contest Nikonian since 29th May 2010
Tue 29-Jan-13 03:53 PM

Another cute trick (learned this from Steve Simon at the Nikonians D80/D90/D7000 workshop): program the Function button to take you to the top item on My Menu. From there, it's just a left-click on the thumbwheel to display all of the items on My Menu.

I've done this on my D90 -- really quick access to those often-used menu items.

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pimadude

Tucson, US
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#6. "RE: How are other Nikonians using the "My Menu" Specialty Menu for their D7000?" | In response to Reply # 5

pimadude Registered since 28th Nov 2012
Tue 05-Feb-13 02:22 PM

Thanks for your various replies. I've incorporated some of them in my own "My Menu" selections. I really liked the suggestion to program the Fn button to go the top item on "My Menu".

Jim

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mjhach

Simcoe, CA
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#7. "RE: How are other Nikonians using the "My Menu" Specialty Menu for their D7000?" | In response to Reply # 5

mjhach Gold Member Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010
Wed 06-Feb-13 10:43 PM

I love this one. Just incorporated from your suggestion.

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