For semi pro and newbies, this Nikon D7000 tutorial is going to shed some light on the cameras features. I call it the technical perks of having a Nikon D7000 body only device.
Who Will Benefit From this Nikon D7000 Intro Tutorial?
- People who recently bought the camera.
- People who have had the device for a long time but still don’t know much about its features.
Let’s roll, shall we?
First off, the camera has a sense of brilliance to it. There’s no way that a Nikon D7000 and some other camera are going to feel the same way upon holding. Now I need to feel it… with your fingers, the soft crystal like screen… [Uhmmm Excuse me guys, this is going the wrong way.]
Fun stuff apart, we have got the following features in the D7000:
A One for All access menu to help you setup and select flash modes at a moment’s whim. If you are tired of switching back and forth between shadow quality and camera flash intensity, the Nikon USA D7000 has a pop up rotating button. The control wheel is made to offer different flash variations for immediate selection.
Tired of the U1 and U2 modes? In our Nikon D7000 review, we didn’t talk much about these modes, since at the time of writing that review, we didn’t get much questions asked. Now seeing to the U1 U2 mode demand, here is the answer:
U1 and U2 in Nikon D7000 are User Defined call to action menus. You can set any of your favorite camera mode to the U1 and U2 dials. For setting up a mode, Go to Nikon D7000 Menu to Save Your Mode to U1 or U2> Now Press the Relevant Button and You’re There!
- Instead of the conventional options, now there is only ONE position on the shoot mode dial. This so-called position allows user to switch to scene mode shooting. The different types of scenes on the D7000 USA show up on the LCD as variants.
- Do not buy EyeFi SD cards as they don’t work with the D7000. The camera doesn’t blend with CF cards anymore. Therefore, you’re going to have to have an SD or a CF adapters. Now the tricky thing is that even though the EyeFi SD cards don’t work with, the device still recognizes them!
I don’t see the point here, as Nikon developed the D7000 to “recognize” the EyeFi cards, but not actually use them. Perhaps the company wanted their customers to move to the SD technology.
Anyhow, if you have your data in the EyeFi thing, you can upload it to the camera’s SD slot. It works on a slot by slot basis. The icon indicator in the Nikon D 7000 will let you know if there are some image files or videos that need to be uploaded.
- Camera RAW Processing Nikon D7000 comes with “Basic”, “Standard”, “Landscape” and “Normal” options. To add a bit of variation, the camera has a scene mode selection as well. In any case, the purpose of the RAW processing mode is to let you preview your shots IF you had chosen to actually use the intended mode. With a little tweaking in the settings, you shall be able to see how the end results are going to affect your final image.
- You can also define your own image settings in this camera. Yeah, I know, despite of owning the D7000 body only, you didn’t know much about custom user photo definition. Let’s say, your image needs are based on a Super Contrast requirement.
- What you’ll do is that you can hit the relevant buttons in the camera shoot mode bar, where it easily allows users to adjust to new settings. Once the selection has been finalized, you choose a “name” for your profile.
How to define user settings on Nikon D7000 control knob?
This is one the common dilemmas that hasn’t been addressed much lately. For instance, a couple of days ago, I was attending a concert. It was a small hall; nothing fancy, therefore I wanted the camera to flash as minimum as possible. The idea was not to interrupt the singers in the middle of their performance.
- Take it as an example. I set the shutter priority on my D7000 body only camera to 1/60th of the ISO Hi2. The metering and focus was set to center weighted, so as to capture the main essence of the photographs. Then after enabling the flash, I used the U2 mode to time the shots.
- I also switched to U1 to use the flash for further shots – so on and so forth. In a nutshell, it was just switching back and forth between the U1 and U2 buttons, while the camera did most of the photography on its own.
Finally, with its completely customizable live shooting rate, this Nikon D7000 tutorial comes to a conclusion. One final note about shooting is the ability to set the shooting speed to anywhere from 1 FPS to 6 FPS.
However, do bear in mind that you’re going to have to keep the shutter speed relevant to the frame rate capture speed. ½ Second speed lets you shoot perfectly on 2 FPS. Do the math – so on and so forth. If you are still having any other problems that are not discussed in this post, send us an email at [email protected]
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