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helmdr

Houston, US
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helmdr Registered since 08th Nov 2012
Fri 30-Nov-12 11:07 PM

Can the control panel on top of the d800 be illuminated? If so how?


thanks in advance

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nwcs

Knoxville, US
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#1. "RE: control panel" | In response to Reply # 0

nwcs Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Registered since 15th Jan 2006
Fri 30-Nov-12 10:33 PM

Yes, after you rotate the switch to on, slide it to the right one more stop to turn on the backlight.

helmdr

Houston, US
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helmdr Registered since 08th Nov 2012
Fri 30-Nov-12 10:37 PM

Lol, I really feel dumb, thanks. my only excuse is this is the first evening I have had to play with my new camera...

thanks again

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nwcs

Knoxville, US
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nwcs Awarded for his in-depth knowledge in various areas, including Landscape and Wildlife Photography Registered since 15th Jan 2006
Sat 01-Dec-12 12:25 AM

Lol, lots of times there are little things like that but you don't know they are there until you need them.

wfmcgrath3

Livingston, US
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wfmcgrath3 Registered since 25th Feb 2012
Thu 06-Dec-12 11:06 PM

Please don't take this the wrong way, but you'll never get full benefit from a complex piece of machinery like the D800 if you don't read the owner's manual or another comprehensive tome on the camera. There are just too many features buried in menus and buttons whose functions aren't apparent for you to find them by 'accident.' Granted, Nikon's OM isn't a real page-turner, but several passes through that, or Darrell's or Thom Hogan's books are really essential to really become acquainted with your new toy. I'm just geeky enough that I actually enjoy it!

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