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7 Useful Tips and Tricks for Nikon Shooters


On this video wildlife and nature photographer Steve Perry (from backcountrygallery) takes a look at seven really useful tips/tricks that can help you make the most out of your Nikon camera.

With many years as a wildlife nature and wildlife shooter, Perry has lots of tricks and techniques to share. This time he gives seven that can really help users get just a bit more productive with their gear.

Here are the tips in order (the way to achieve them is in the video) – note that on different Nikon cameras the exact naming and number of each option might be different – but they do exist on most Nikon cameras (see note below):

  1. View image in 100% with one click  – click an image and push O.K. to view it in 100% to check focus.
  2. View live view in 100% with one click – push O.K. to view live view in 100% to check focus.
  3. Fast image review – you can use the back command dial to view/move one image at a time or the front dial to jump 10 images ahead.
  4. Format a memory card with two clicks – you can pick which card to format with the dial.
  5. Disable flash, temporally – if you added an external flash onto your camera – there is a way you can set a button to disable it for a while.
  6. Use the movie record button to change ISO – if this is more convenient to you and you don’t use this button.
  7. Store AF points by orientation – if you rotate the camera you can have the AF point change position and save it for the next time you rotate back.

Do note that these tips are for the more advanced Nikon bodies so they are not for the D3xxx and D5xxx series.

You can check out many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on LensVid. We have a special page dedicated to all of Perry ‘s videos which you can find here.
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