How do you set exposure on Nikon D800?

How do you set exposure on Nikon D800?

Nikon D800 and D800E Custom Menu: Metering/exposure. Press MENU, go to the left and select up and down to the pencil icon. You’ll then see CUSTOM SETTING MENU on the color LCD. Click down to b METERING/EXPOSURE and click to the right.

How do you use exposure compensation on Nikon?


  1. To choose a value for exposure compensation, keep the Exposure Compensation button pressed and rotate the command dial until the desired value is selected in the viewfinder or information display.
  2. In general, positive values make the subject brighter while negative values make it darker.

What is Nikon easy exposure compensation?

Exposure compensation is set by rotating one of the command dials (see note below). The setting selected using the command dial is reset when the camera turns off or the standby timer expires (exposure compensation settings selected using the E button are not reset).

How do I put my Nikon D800 in auto mode?

So if you need to switch between different camera modes, you need to hold the MODE button and rotate the rear dial. Doing so will reveal 4 different modes: “P” (Program Auto), “S” (Shutter Priority), “A” (Aperture Priority) and “M” (Manual).

How do I set autofocus on Nikon D800?

Once you select a sensor and the the D800 and D800E grabs focus, it’s not letting go until you’ve got your shot. There are more controls in the menus, but once set once, you’re good to go. To set these, press: MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil) > a Autofocus.

Is exposure compensation the same as shutter speed?

Aperture Priority Mode – In Aperture Priority mode, exposure compensation changes the shutter speed. Exposure compensation gives you the ability to change the shutter speed (and the overall exposure value) while staying at the same aperture you originally set.

What is one stop exposure compensation?

Camera exposure compensation is commonly stated in terms of EV units; 1 EV is equal to one exposure step (or stop), corresponding to a doubling of exposure. Exposure can be adjusted by changing either the lens aperture or the exposure time; which one is changed usually depends on the camera’s exposure mode.

How old is the Nikon D800?

It was given a Gold Award by Digital Photography Review. It was officially announced on February 7, 2012 and went on sale in late March 2012 for the suggested retail price of $2999.95 in the U.S., £2399 in the UK, and €2892 in the Eurozone.

Why would you use exposure compensation?

Exposure Compensation allows photographers to override exposure settings picked by camera’s light meter, in order to darken or brighten images before they are captured. This is done in order to get as close to the middle gray as possible, so that the resulting image is not too dark or too bright.

Does Nikon D800 have auto mode?

The D800 features six AF Area modes – single point, 9-point, 21-point, 51-point, 51-point ‘3D’ tracking, and Auto Area mode (shown below). In single-servo autofocus (AF-S) operation only the single and auto modes are available. All other modes require the camera to be set to continuous-servo autofocus (AF-C).

Do you need depth of field on Nikon D800?

Depth of field or motion control doesn’t need more precision than a full stop. Even though the D800 and D800E set exposure steplessly, finder and EXIF readout of apertures and shutter speeds in auto modes is rounded to the nearest full stop.

Is there a problem with the D800 in Finder?

There’s one catch: a firmware defect in the D800 and D800E make the in-finder exposure compensation bar graph follow this setting, instead of following the setting for b3 Exposure compensation units.

What are the shooting modes on a Nikon D800?

The dial has a bunch of shooting modes like “S” (Single), “Cl, Ch” (Continuous low and Continuous High), “Q” (Quiet), Timer and Mup (Mirror lock-up). Mine is usually set to “S” which only fires a single shot when I press the shutter release button. If I want the camera to fire multiple shots when shooting action, I switch to “Ch”.

What do shooting banks do on a Nikon D800?

The first one is “Shooting menu bank”, which allows you to store up to 4 different shooting menu settings. The good news is, you can name each bank with a custom name like “Landscape”, “Portrait”, etc. The bad news is, these shooting banks are completely useless!