I was recently customizing my new D7000 and came upon a plethora of functions to choose from with regard to assigning the 'Fn' button (CSM/f3). I currently have it set to recall 'Viewfinder virtual horizon', mainly because it's new to me. I'll most likely try them all and settle for a few to use when appropriate.
1. In PASM modes (general shooting) it stops the flash from firing; 2. In U1 mode (tripod and strobe) it recalls the Commander mode menu; 3. In U2 mode (street and action) it switches to spot metering.
The D7000 is a great camera!
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Tue 27-Sep-11 11:55 PM | edited Wed 28-Sep-11 12:00 AM by TheDraftsman
>>Fn button = Spot Metering all modes including U1 and U2 >> >>And just throwing it in since just as important: >> >>Preview button = Matrix Metering >> >> > > >Does it mean you are on center-weighted metering as your all >around mode?
Yes absolutely. Unlike my D90 I find my exposure and WB more accurate using center weighted metering on the D7000. Although I shoot Raw+Jpeg, I am finding the D7000 jpegs (using my own not the default out of the box settings) are absolutely outstanding and I find myself spending less time with Raw files with just the occasional keeper. But keep in mind thats just me and how I roll. Everyone has a different preference but I can tell you that having matrix metering and spot metering at my fingertips has saved me a lot!
According to Magic Lantern on the D7000, matrix metering uses color rendition like skin tones and center weighted metering uses gray scale to determined your WB. This is why for me I like the more accurate results using center weighted metering on the D7000. With Matrix metering on the D7000 the camera determines what the WB should be comparing it to a database in the camera referencing tons of pix. Center weighted metering, the camera determines what the WB "actually is" or close to it, not what it "thinks it should be" with matrix metering.
Wed 28-Sep-11 08:55 AM | edited Thu 29-Sep-11 02:21 PM by Vlad_IT
With Matrix metering on the D7000 the camera determines >what the WB >should be comparing it to a database in the camera referencing >tons of pix. Center >weighted metering, the camera determines what the WB >"actually is" or close to it, not >what it "thinks it should be" with matrix metering.
I got it. Thanks, J. How different are "your own setting" from suggested setting in Excel ver. 2.2.2 in sticky? I’m not capably to see the differences on my own at this moment (due to very little experience and analyzing enough my own pictures), but I’d like to be able at least in theory recognize situations where i need to use one or another setting, etc... Vlad
EDIT on 29/09/2011.
I tried to assign spot metering to FN buttom. When i press it i do not see any indication that metering is being changed from default matrix to spot one? Should it be at least a warning?