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    How to "ungreyout" the inter voltmeter & time-lapse options D800

    Having spent a few hours on this, working with a rental D800, both the inter voltmeter and time lapse options are set to "off" but they are also greyed out so I can't go in to turn them on and setup times etc. Has anyone else had this problem and if so how did you "un" grey out these options?

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    How to "ungreyout" the inter voltmeter & time-lapse options D800


    Try the two-button reset for Restoring Default Settings

    The two buttons with a green dot are these:


    the QUAL button at the top left

    and the +/- Exposure compensation button at the top right


    Hold both buttons down together for more than two seconds.

    The control panel turns off briefly while settings are reset.


    (Page 193 in the manual).

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    Re: How to "ungreyout" the inter voltmeter & time-lapse options D800

    Thanks for suggestion. I tried that, but still greyed out.

    Paul

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    Re: How to "ungreyout" the inter voltmeter & time-lapse options D800

    Paul not sure but do you have to be in a certain mode, like MUP for instance
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    Re: How to "ungreyout" the inter voltmeter & time-lapse options D800

    I gotta ask..."inter voltmeter"? whazzat?

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    Re: How to "ungreyout" the inter voltmeter & time-lapse options D800

    Edit: I have mine set to RAW and I can access the Timelapse option. Not sure what you mean by the inter voltmeter. First time I hear that term.

    Edit #2. When there is no CF or SD card in the slot, the option is grey. Plug in a card.

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    How to "ungreyout" the inter voltmeter & time-lapse options D800


    Quote Originally Posted by jlm View Post

    I gotta ask..."inter voltmeter"? whazzat?

    maybe: Interval timer

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    How to "ungreyout" the inter voltmeter & time-lapse options D800


    Try to charge a battery to its full power.

    Both 'Time-lapse' and 'Interval timer' will require a fully charged battery to ensure that shooting is not interrupted, acc. to p. 207 and 202 in the manual.



    Just like if you want to do a 'Lock mirror up for cleaning' - if the battery isn't fully charged, that menu option is also grayed out.

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    Re: How to "ungreyout" the inter voltmeter & time-lapse options D800

    OK, I get the stupid award.

    I did not have the clock set. Something I was going to do later on. Setting the clock lets you access the settings.

    Got a bit ahead of myself.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    Paul

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