>Rick - the spreadsheet was put together as a means to record >YOUR settings from the myriad of configurable settings >available on the D7000 - and notably Pre-Shoot Set-Up, >Shooting Menu, and Custom Menu choices. It is an interactive >tool that allows you to select from the options available in >the camera, using the Nikon menu structure/choices. In other >words it makes your life simpler to record the settings you >use. > >I have also provided for 4 configurable "Banks" (as >per other Nikon DSLR's - 300S for example), where you can set >up for 4 different shooting scenarios, 2 of which can be >stored in the U1 and U2 positions. You can name these whatever >you want, to set up them up for the shooting situations you >encounter most. The headings I used are just suggestions. > >I also referenced each setting to its corresponding >explanation in the User Manual. > >So, in answer to your question - it is an interactive >"Aide Memoire" to facilitate you recording the >settings you like to use for your given shooting situations - >easily, and conveniently. In your words ".. to help you >remember the changes you made ..". > >The provided spreadsheets (Excel and Numbers) are NOT >suggestions for settings (although they have been initially >set at settings that may seem logical for some) - everyone >will have their own preferences - they merely provide a >convenient way to record your settings and find further >information on those settings from the User Manual. They are >not a "How to", however. > >Hope this helps. > >Chris
Thanks so much - this helps a ton! Do you know of any resources online that you have seen that would help me find a starting point on settings for my D7000. I take mostly snapshots of photos of my family around the house, going on walks, etc....I have found there are so many options on how to set the camera that I have become lost on how to find the the best combo. I know this is subjective, but I'm curious if there are some pretty standard agreements out there on some of the settings. (I know Ken Rockwell suggest setting the picture controls a certain way, but I have read that many people don't agree with his choice of settings.
I have become a little discouraged because almost everyone says to shot Raw for everything - and so I do...but there is so much work to get the photo adjusted (from trying to get all the different settings correct on the camera, and then spend all sorts of time adjusting in raw to get the picture to look just as "good" as my old jpegs used to look before I can then try to get them to be better then those.....so I feel like there has to be a pretty good set of standard settings so I can just pick up the camera and shot when friends are over, or I'm out with my family, without having to spend so long just to get the camera and post production correct to get one picture....
I've read so much "stuff" online that I have probably read to much...if that makes sense.