Suggested Settings for the Nikon D2H
Please note that these suggestions are a guide. Many custom function settings will be to the photographer's individual preferences, but leaving these few set as below will assure that anyone who picks up the camera will start off right.
|You should be familiar with these functions. Generally, you can set them as you desire, with one exception: don't delete files. Files are like uncut negatives, and should always be either all downloaded to the office or the entire disk sent in.|
||NEF (Raw)+JPEG Fine
||If unsure, use AUTO. Please don't use CLOUDY just to warm up a daylight image.
||Try to stay as low as possible. Do NOT use HI-1 or HI-2.
||II adobe rgb.
|A1 AF-C mode Priority
|A2 AF-S mode Priority
|A4 AF Activation
|D2 Maximum shots
|D5 file suquence number
||ON - this is very important
|F7 Disable shutter if no CF card
|Make sure you set the correct DATE and time. You can also use IMAGE COMMENT to attach your name and/or copyright info in the EXIF data.|
- Always format card in the camera (rather than with your computer).
- Clean the CCD regularly. Dust is an issue with picture quality. Use a clean nasal aspirator to BLOW dust off CCD. Never brush the CCD, and never use compressed air to clean it.
- A gray card is the surest way to correct color balance; correct color balance is the best way to assure you'll expose digital film properly.