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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.
So, here's the normal D800 shutter sound. It's very nice. I really like the shutter sound on this camera. I can go quieter than that though. If I switch over here from Single Shot mode to the big Q, which is Quiet mode, I get this. So, notice what's happened here. First, the shutter sound is a little bit quieter, but also the mirror has not come back down yet. It doesn't actually come back down until I let go of the button, and the way it comes down is a little bit softer. So, if I'm shooting in a performance or in a museum, or stealthily somehow, and I want to keep my camera quiet, this is a way that I can get it to make a little bit less noise.
Note that this will slow me down. I'm not going to be able to shoot quite as quickly because there is going to be an extra little delay between when the shutter closes and when the mirror comes down.
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