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#1 Dustin.smith06

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 09:22 PM

I recently purchased a Nikon D750 and it has the U1 and U2 sertings. I primarily shoot in A,S, & M ( i'm still learning this one though), but I use back button focusing. So I want to set the custom setting for you U1 to allow someone else pick up the camera and take a picture as if it was a point and shoot camera. I want it to act like a fully automatic camera without back buttons focus.

The settings in thinking are P mode, auto ISO, and matrix metering with face recognition. How would you set the focusing and are there any other settings I'm missing?

Also what do you use your U1 and U2 settings for?

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 04:42 AM

I'd simply put the camera mode ( exposure mode ) at Auto.

 

If you're shooting wildlife/dancing events/sports U1 & U2 custom user settings are very useful ( U1 for moving subjects like Birds in Flight, while U2 for static objects like perched birds ).



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#3 Dustin.smith06

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:20 AM

The only problem is that setting the camera to fully automatic doesn't change the back button focus setting

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:53 PM

Do you hand out the camera to strangers to shoot you that often ?
If the answer is yes, then sacrifice one slot.



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 10:32 PM

No it's more for my wife than strangers. She enjoys taking pictures of the kids but doesn't like to "deal" with the settings, she would rather pick it up and snap the picture.




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