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In this course, photographer and author Ben Long details the features, controls, and options in the Nikon D800 digital SLR. The course begins with an overview of what a digital SLR is and a tour of the camera's basic components. Ben then discusses the camera's basic operation: changing lenses, navigating the menus, shooting in automatic mode, reviewing and managing photos on the camera's LCD screen, and transferring photos to a computer.
Next, the course introduces more advanced exposure options: program mode, exposure compensation, ISO adjustments, and more. After Ben briefly defines each option, he shows how to adjust it using the camera's controls.
Ben also discusses white balance options, advanced metering and autofocus controls, flash, live view, and video shooting. The course ends with a chapter on maintenance, including sensor- and camera-cleaning and care tips.
Your D800 has 51 Autofocus points, which might in some situations be more than you need. Custom Setting menu here in the Autofocus category, if you go down here to a7, you will find a number of focus points. By default I'm set to the full 51. If I'd like I can choose to go to only 11. Now, these 11 focus points spread pretty evenly around the frame. If you're in a situation where you're manually changing focus points and you're finding that it's a hassle to scrub through all 51 of them, this might make for faster focus point selection.
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