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    Shooting presets and custom settings presets - how do you use them?

    Curious how people make best use of Shooting Menu presets and Custom Settings presets. I have different settings for tripod work, action, snapshots, but I use parallel settings for Shooting and Custom (A with A, B with B etc). I have a feeling that presets could be used in a better way.

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    Re: Shooting presets and custom settings presets - how do you use them?

    I am still learning my D300 and haven't getten around to using presets just yet. Soon though!
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    Re: Shooting presets and custom settings presets - how do you use them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lars Vinberg View Post
    Curious how people make best use of Shooting Menu presets and Custom Settings presets. I have different settings for tripod work, action, snapshots, but I use parallel settings for Shooting and Custom (A with A, B with B etc). I have a feeling that presets could be used in a better way.
    Good point. I've always found it a bit confusing. I have the settings files that I use (for Canon and Nikon) available for download (since I keep getting email requests). For me, simplicity is best--I just set the camera one way and tweak via "my menu" what I might need for a specific situation; it keeps the error rate down in picking up the camera for a quick shot.

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    Re: Shooting presets and custom settings presets - how do you use them?

    Since I shoot only RAW, and don't use Capture NX, I've not bothered with either.

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    Re: Shooting presets and custom settings presets - how do you use them?

    I use custom settings for portrait,etc from a spreadsheet availanle on another nikon forum website. I shoot raw so I just have them there in case I'll be shooting jpg.

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    Re: Shooting presets and custom settings presets - how do you use them?

    I have found these links, but honestly I haven't looked much into it myself.

    There's a spreadsheet "D300 Custom Settings Spreadsheet Version 1.1" with settings here:
    http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcbo...opic_id=104364
    in the first post click on the "Attachment # 1 (zip file)"

    At the bottom of this page
    http://www.outthereimages.com/publishing.html
    you will find this:
    http://www.outthereimages.com/images...etup_Guide.pdf

    And there's a section with settings here:
    http://planetneil.com/tangents/2008/...stom-settings/

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    Re: Shooting presets and custom settings presets - how do you use them?

    I use the nikonian's one. The d200 worked well so when I got the d300, I applied those as well.

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