Is there a way to lock the Scene Mode selected so that it cannot be changed unintentionally? It's not that the Mode Dial can be moved accidentally, but once in Scene Mode, it's possible to accidentally move the Main Command Dial with your right thumb. Please note that I'm not asking for suggestions about how to hold my camera or why other modes (P, A, S) are superior. I just want to be able to select a Scene Mode, then lock it in. If there's a way to do this, please advise.
Sun 15-May-11 02:02 AM | edited Mon 16-May-11 12:48 AM by SoonerLater
Maybe I'll just have my right thumb amputated. I try and try to keep it parked next to the live view button (safely to the right of live view and below the main command dial), but my hand cramps after an hour of shooting live sports. Parking my thumb there requires gripping with just two fingers (index finger on the shutter button; pinkie finger can't grip anything). Maybe my hands are too big to be a photographer.
I realize that proper grip is the solution, but my most comfortable grip leaves the thumb where it can move the command dial, and every once and I while, I do move it without realizing it. One notch from "Sports" is "close-up" (macro). You can't shoot soccer in macro mode. I find out I've done it when the shutter won't release. Then I have to put my glasses back on to get the mode back in "Sports", because there's no indication for the Scene selection through the viewfinder. With diopter adjustment, I can see well through the viewfinder, but can't see the controls on the outside of the camera, or read the LCD panel. But with glasses on, I can't see through the viewfinder very well, so I tend to take them off to shoot.
No doubt this is not a problem for the vast majority of D7000 owners, but I still wish Nikon would modify the firmware to give us a "scene-lock" option.
>Have you thought about adding an MB-D11 battery grip to your >D7000? Many people with larger hands find that the grip >improves the handling of the camera
That's a darned good idea. I probably will. If any of my local shops had one that I could hold, I'd probably buy one right off. But with a price over $200, this is not an impulse buy via the intertubes. Thanks for the suggestion.
>That's a darned good idea. I probably will. If any of my local >shops had one that I could hold, I'd probably buy one right >off. But with a price over $200, this is not an impulse buy >via the intertubes. Thanks for the suggestion.
FWIW, I'm dropped $60 for a knock-off. I haven't received it yet, but I plan on posting a review once I get my twitchy paws on it.
I hate when people ask me what I see myself doing in 5 years...... I don't have 2020 vision!