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Information Display - another way to access it

Gromit44

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Gromit44 Registered since 04th Jan 2012
Sun 24-Feb-13 11:24 AM

I just discovered that the Information Display (on the LCD) can be accessed by rotating the camera's power switch to the 'bulb' position twice. I hadn't spotted that one before!

djmckaytx

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#1. "RE: Information Display - another way to access it" | In response to Reply # 0

djmckaytx Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Feb 2012
Sun 24-Feb-13 04:55 PM

Just tried this and I cannot duplicate. What else was going on when this happened and what firmware version(s) are you using? Thanks.

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Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Mon 25-Feb-13 12:42 AM


It's custom setting F1 that controls it.

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Gromit44

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#3. "RE: Information Display - another way to access it" | In response to Reply # 1

Gromit44 Registered since 04th Jan 2012
Mon 25-Feb-13 10:13 AM | edited Mon 25-Feb-13 10:14 AM by Gromit44

I wasn't doing anything special - just rotate the power switch twice in succession and the info display comes up on the LCD. As Linwood says, it's setting f1 in the menus (I hadn't read that before in the user manual).

Gromit44

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#4. "RE: Information Display - another way to access it" | In response to Reply # 2

Gromit44 Registered since 04th Jan 2012
Mon 25-Feb-13 10:13 AM

So it is. Well spotted.

walk43

Pennsylvania, US
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walk43 Registered since 07th Feb 2012
Mon 25-Feb-13 11:31 AM | edited Mon 25-Feb-13 11:32 AM by walk43

Yep....I used to use it that way. But then thought it was just a little more "wear and tear" on the switch and the info button should be more durable and not that much harder to use. I would rather that my info button wear out than my on/off switch. Just my personal paranoia.

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Gromit44

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#6. "RE: Information Display - another way to access it" | In response to Reply # 5

Gromit44 Registered since 04th Jan 2012
Mon 25-Feb-13 12:11 PM | edited Mon 25-Feb-13 12:12 PM by Gromit44

Good point Dan. The on/off switch (to the 'bulb' position) is sprung-loaded so is more likely to wear out.

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