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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.
By default, the ISO control on your D800 moves in one-third stop increments. If I cycle through my ISOs here, you see I go from 100 to 125, to 160, to 200. So that's a third of a stop, two-thirds of a stop, one full stop over ISO 100. That might be more granular than you need. If you would like to change the interval of your ISO control, you can go here to the Custom Settings menu and drop into the Metering/exposure category, the first item here B1, ISO sensitivity step value.
You can see that it defaults to one-third of a stop. If I like, I can change that to half a stop or go to simply one-stop intervals. I am going to say OK, and now when I change my ISO, I go from 100 to 200, to 400, to 800. Again, if you don't need that fine level of ISO control, you may find this easier because it's simple doublings. If you are coming from a film background, this maybe how you are used to thinking anyway. So that's Metering/exposure, B1, ISO sensitivity step value.
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