Just got mine from B&H today,Really impressed so far.I hate looking through manuals.Can you set up U1 to the crop mode?I'm so used to D2Xs you just push a button to go to the crop mode.So far I can really see a n improvement over the 7000,but I will still keep my others,they have been so good to me.I wish the front command dial was like the 7000 but that's minor.I like the feel and I think the overall build is better.Can't wait to get a grip.Just used to pro bodies.I'm going to to.I'm going to try it with my 200-400 and my 600 f4 this weekend,can't wait to try some astro shots with two 2x's on my Sigma 300-8oo.Let me know about the crop mode if anyone has time,Thanks Guys a lot of knowledge here.
It's not that I hate reading.A few years ago I got a piece of metal im my right eye and it's really hard for me to do a lot of reading.I rely on the posts and answers a lot.I can read the display fine but there are some things I have trouble with,Thanks.
If you're having a problem reading fine print, then down load the manual from NikonUSA. It's in pdf format and you can enlarge the print really large. I have a number of cameras and rely on the manuals frequently. But it's been a very long time since I read a paper manual.
Crop mode is one thing you cannot save to U1 or U2; however, as others point out it is easy to program the Fn or Preview button in combination with one of the command dials to access this feature very quickly.