Thanks very much to Jim Kelly originally and then Dwight who provided the template for this adjusted D3 spreadsheet. They did all the hard work. I have adjusted some of the pull down lists and defaults to mirror those of the Nikon D3s. In the banks (A,B,C & D) select a cell and then from the drop down list select your actual setting. I have checked it as best I could however if there are mistakes please correct them yourselves and let other know. Thanks.
A word of caution - I purchased a Bert's CheatSheet for the D3s only to find a mistake - Custom Settings > Timers AE & AF Lock > c3 should read 5 not as indicated 6. He will not correct this instead ship the sheet as is at this time.
Pardon my ignorance, but is this spreadsheet just used to record the settings you have put in each custom bank (I guess to recall which bank has which settings), or is there some other use I am blissfully unaware of?
Hi Ray, Yes you are correct - the spreadsheet is a paper/electronic memory of your 4 custom bank settings. It also shows the Camera default in white so an easy view to what you have changed from the default settings being yellow. It will also show all available settings from each drop-down menu when selected. It can also be used as a quick reference guide to what is available in your Camera setting menus. I hope you like it and enjoy your D3s. Grant
Thanks for your explanation. I knew there were some uses for the spreadsheet that I just hadn't figured out or thought of. I just recently got my D3s and its my first camera with custom banks, so I'm still trying to wrap my brain around how to configure them and how to best use the custom banks.
Thanks also for putting the spreadsheet together - it was clearly a lot of work, and is very useful for anyone with a D3s.
Good work but only a question... In my country ( Italy) all the "professional" people using the RAW format...while in this set up I can see only the JPEG format. I known very well the difference about the two formats ( I'm using me too the RAW in my shooting sports ...hi hi but only when I worked in sports and all the portaits, indeed in family I'm often used the Jpeg) and I'm very curious about this choiche. Bye from Italy
Thanks very much for your comment. Apologies for not replying sooner - I was in the middle of moving back home to Australia.
The reason you can only see JPEG format on this spreadsheet is it is the default of Nikon. I have no idea as to why Nikon decided to default with JPEG instead of RAW. If you select the box under Bank A,B, C or D beside 'Image Quality' you will see all the other selectable formats which if another is selected then it is displayed with a yellow background meaning it has been changed from the Nikon Default shown with a white back ground.
Hi Grant...you're very lucky; me also moving back all the days but only at home from my work, near to my home In my shooting I prefere using a RAW format but I think all the new digital cameras are too fast when they work in JPEG format...It's not a real thing but only my idea...so when I'm sure about the WB and when the shooting situation is good, I using the Jpeg, particulary in sports shooting.... In all the another case I use the RAW...especially when the ISO is very hight, I'm sorry about my english...I'm a "my self student" 46 years old
Could someone explain to me what to do with this information. Due I use it as a guide to input the settings in the In the A,B,C & D)Banks of the camera. Or can this be inported into the camera to program itself.
>Could someone explain to me what to do with this information. > Due I use it as a guide to input the settings in the In the >A,B,C & D)Banks of the camera. Or can this be inported >into the camera to program itself. > >I am a little lost....
Sorry to hear you are a little lost with this spreadsheet. Basically the camera default is shown in White. If you decide you want a different setting to that of the D3s then go to the spreadsheet, click on the item changed in the particular bank and select the change. This now changes to yellow for easy reference. Once all your settings are adjusted on the spreadsheet it is printable for quick reference should you desire the paper version. It can also be used to show all the selections available for that particular menu item again giving you a visual reference to what you have changed from the default. I trust you now understand what this was put together for. Hope it is useful to you. Happy setting and shooting. Regards, Grant