I've saved the usual settings I want to have to U1 and I'm not clear on
1)what happens if, say, I am set on U1 but during the shoot change my ISO setting and then finish shooting and turn the camera off with U1 still set. When I turn the camera on again, still choosing U1, which ISO setting will come up, the one I originally saved to U1 or the one that includes the ISO change I made last time I shot with U1 selected?
2) Is the reset saved settings choice meant to switch me back to my original saved settings with U1 or U2 after a meant-to-be temporary change I've made (such as the ISO change I describe above) or is it the reverse, where reset settings will actually incorporate the change into a now revised set of U1 or U2 settings.
The U1 and U2 settings are really useful but they took me a while to understand too.
Starting with your second question, whenever I decide to change one of my pre-sets -- as in your ISO example -- I go to "Save User Settings" after making the change and follow the prompts. That allows me to make the single change. "Reset User Settings" reverts everything to the camera's default mode.
So, with respect to your first question, I believe that if you do not save the change under "Save User Settings", the next time you turn on the camera it will be at the original setting you selected for U1.
Thanks, Fred. That helps and I confirmed what you are saying about a temporary change that you don't intend to save; if you turn the camera off or, I believe, switch out of U1 entirely to A or S, your original U1 or U2 settings reappear when you next select a U shooting mode.
What I am still curious about is using reset to go back to default camera settings...are these manufacturer set or just what you might have personally have set in some way, through the menu or by settings you left as is when you last used the camera?
I've found that I can stay with this kind of stuff myself for 15-20 minutes, then my mind simple says, I'm done. It's kind of like a setting for how long your playback image stays on,once the limit is reached, it just blinks off. During the interim, while your mind rests up for the next assault, I think it's helpful to have a nice glass of wine. How about you?
Reading previous responses raises a question. If one wants to change one item in the U1 shooting menu, when you save to U1, does it then add ALL current settings in the shooting menu to the U1 setting?
My understanding is that when you save to U1 or U2, you are saving all of the current (available) settings including exposure mode (PSAM), flash mode, auto-focus mode, metering mode, exposure compensation, bracketing, etc.
I don't think there is a way to save the change of just one setting. The issue is that when you save a user-set, you have to be in P, S, A or M mode... but switching out of U1 to get into one of those modes switches you out of your U1 settings to the current (non user-set) settings.
Edited to add: you can, apparently, modify a setting by positioning the mode dial to U1 (or U2, making the change, and resaving... but you'll lose the exposure mode (PSAM) that was associated with that user-set.
Thank you for your response. It appears if I want to make one simple change to a whole list of settings for U1 with aperture mode, the only way is to set it on aperture and again enter the whole lengthly list of settings previously made along with the one change and save to U1. This seems so inefficient.
What would happen if as you stated you went to U1 (which included aperture mode) and then made one change and saved it. You indicated I'd loose the aperture setting. What setting would it replace aperture with?
>Edited to add: you can, apparently, modify a setting by >positioning the mode dial to U1 (or U2, making the change, and >resaving... but you'll lose the exposure mode (PSAM) that was >associated with that user-set.
Why do you say that? That isn't my experience. If you are in U1, for example, change one or more settings, then save to U1, the exposure mode (PASM) of U1 is unchanged.
Thanks so much for your response. I verified it and you are correct. Based upon previous responses and reading about the camera, I thought also that you'd loose the aperture setting but that's not the case. Thanks again.
I have found U1 and U2 to be "almost but not quite" what I would like.
The fact that they are in the same set as P/A/S/M can be a bit touchy, and the fact that its not trivial to copy them to the "current settings", so that I might select U1, then change from S to P for example. In fact I CAN do that by selecting U1, saving it to the card, selecting P then loading from the card helps, but its not intuitive.
So how would I have designed it? I thought I could state that, but then I ran into the problem that with whatever else I did, I could not include the P/A/S/M setting with it made "my" designs a problem.
I always thought I would REALLY use the ability to save settings, but I have found that I don't use it other than to play with it. I don't have a perfect solution -- yet.