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"RE: Chimping"

texspeel Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011
Thu 15-Nov-12 04:49 PM

I recently went on a workshop with fellow Nikonian and for the second year running the Nature Photographer of the Year and the International Photography Awards, Marsel Van Oosten. He showed me a neat trick that I now use all the time for zooming during playback.
On your D800, go to Custom Settings Menu>f2 Multi selector control button>Playback Mode>Zoom On/Off. There are three options - Low Magnification, Medium, and High. Select one of the three options. From then on, when you press the multiselector button during playback of an image, it will zoom to that magnification. Press it a second time and it goes back to the full frame.
Marsel said that medium was 100%. Darrell Young in his excellent book Mastering the D800 says that medium is 200% and low is 100%. I'd say try both settings and see which one works for you. I used Medium and have found it extremely useful for a quick chimp to check focus.
Hope this helps.
Best, Tom

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A general, generic topic Chimping [View all] , MongolJustin , Wed 14-Nov-12 11:22 AM
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