>RRRoger, >Exactly which settings did you have to dial in to make you >happy with the D800? >Quote<<<
First off "Disclaimer" these will not work best for everyone and I do adjust these for special circumstances.
1. I will start with the shutter button = take photos in picture mode start movies in movie mode 2. Mode button = Aperture priority 3. EV = 0 most of the time 4. Release mode dial = CL 5. Focus mode selector = AF 6. AF mode button = AF-C & d9 Shooting menu 7. File naming changed to my initials 8. Primary Slot = (SD 64GB 95s card) for stills 9. Secondary slot, Video and overflow (CF 32GB 1000x) 10. Image Quality = Fine 11. Image area = DX crop off and FX 12. JPEG compression = Optimal quality 13. I only shoot NEF as a backup at Weddings 14. White balance = Auto 1 Normal 15. Picture Control = SD Standard with sharpening increased to near 0. 16. Color space = sRGB 17. Active D lighting = Auto 18. HDR, Vignette control, Auto distortion control, long exposure NR, High ISO NR, Multiple exposure, internal timer, time lapse = off 19. ISO sensitivity settings = 100, ON, Max 6400, Min shutter 1/640 20. Movie settings = 1080P @ 30fps, High quality, Auto mic.
Custom settings menu a1 AF-C Priority = Release a2 AF-S priority = Focus a3 Focus tracking with lock on = 1 short a4 AF activation = off (AF-ON only) a5 AF point illumination = on a6 Focus point wrap = off a7 Number of focus points = 11 a8 AF assist = off b1 Sensitivity step value = 1/3 b2 Exposure control 1/3 b3 Exposure/flash compensation = 1/3 b4 Easy exposure = off b5 Center weight = 8 b6 Fine tune exposure = none c1 Shutter release AE-L = off c2 Auto meter off = 6s c3 Self timer = 10s c4 Monitor off = 10s d1 Beep = off d2 CL mode shooting speed = 5fps d3 Max continuous release = 100 d4 Exposure delay = off d5 File number sequence = on d6 Viewfinder grid disp0lay = off d7 ISO display = on d8 screen tips = off d9 Information display = B manual dark on light d19 LCD illumination = on e1 Flash sync = 1/250 e2 Flash shutter speed = 1/60 e3 Flash control = TTL e4 Model flash = on f1 switch = on f2 Multi selector button Shooting = highlight active focus point Playback = magnify medium Live view = zoom medium f3 Multi selector = do nothing f4 Assign Fn button = access top item my menu f5 Assign preview button = virtual horizon f6 Assign AE-L/AF-L button = AE/AF lock f7 Shutter spd & aperture lock = off f8 Assign BKT button = BKT f9 Customize command dials = Aperture setting on the rest off f10 Release button to use dial = off f11 Slot empty release lock = enable release f12 Revers indicators = + on right f13 Assign MB-D12 = AF-ON
Movie mode g1 Assign function button = view shooting info g2 Assign preview button = view shooting info g3 Assign AE-L/AF-L button = AE/AF lock g4 Assign Shutter button = take photos Setup menu Monitor brightness = auto HDMI output = auto Flicker reduction = 60 Hz Auto image rotation = on Image comment = off Copyright = on
I am interested in other settings that D800 owners are using for different serenades. For instance, I shoot Video in manual but still use AF-ON when I refocus.