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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.
If you're not an English speaker, you can switch the interface of your camera to a different language. Obviously, this can make it easier to navigate your camera's menus, but it's also a great way to bone up on a foreign language. For example, you could set your camera to Dutch and then next time you're in Holland, you'll be able to walk into your hotel and say "peripheral illumination correction" in perfect Dutch. Anyway, when you first turned on your camera, it should have asked you for your language preference, so you'll probably never need to do this again, but if you do, here's how. To set the language for the camera, I go into the menu system by pressing the menu button.
I'm here in my Setup menu, which is the wrench menu. I have an item called Language. It's about halfway down. If I go into that, you can see that I have already set for English, but I can set to any of these other languages. I'm just going to set to Indonesian here. You can see that, sure enough, all of my menus have changed. Fortunately, the D800 keeps the word Language in parentheses over here, and gives me this little language icon. So, even if I've thrown the menus into something that's completely unintelligible to me, I can still find my way back to the Language menu and switch it over to English.
This is probably something you'll never change. If you end up selling your camera to a non-English speaker or something, you can explain to them how to do this.
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