Suggested Settings for the Nikon D2X
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. Nikon Capture 4.3.1 is the correct version for this camera.
Playback menu:
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.
Shooting menu:
Image Quality NEF (Raw)+JPEG Normal
Image Size Large
JPEG compression Size Priority
Raw compression ON
White Balance If unsure, use AUTO.
Image Sharpening Medium Low.
ISO Try to stay as low as possible. Do NOT use HI-1 or HI-2.
Tone Compensation Less Contrast
Color Space Adobe rgb.
Color Mode II
Hue Adjustment 0.
Custom Settings Menu:
A1 AF-C mode Priority FPS
A2 AF-S mode Priority Focus
A3 Group Dynamic AF Center Area
A4 Lock on ON
A5 AF Activation ON
A7 Focus Area ON
B1 ISO auto Off
D1 Shooting Speed 7
D2 Maximum shots 35
E1 Flash sync Speed 1/250 (Auto FP)
F4 Function Button Hi Speed Crop
F7 No CF Card? ON
Custom Settings Menu: Notes
A3 Group Dynamic AF Having this set to the closest subject setting is the cause of a lot of focus problems
E1 Flash sync Speed 1/250 (Auto FP)(allows hi speed sync with SB-800)
F7 No CF Card? ON Camera won't fire without a CF card in the camera.
Set up Menu:
Voice memomanual only
Voice memo overwriteon
Voice memo buttonpress and hold
Image CommentYour Name
Set-Up Menu: Notes
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.
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