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Keep info on screen

It’s quite an­noy­ing to have the cam­era switch off the ex­po­sure dis­play while you’re still look­ing at the shut­ter speed and aper­ture val­ues. You can, of course, half-press the shut­ter but­ton to re-ac­ti­vate the me­ter, or you can change the power-off time with the Auto me­ter-off de­lay cus­tom set­ting on more ad­vanced mod­els.


Work in half stops

Old-school film pho­tog­ra­phers may be used to set­ting ex­po­sures in half-stop val­ues, so they may find the one-third stop in­cre­ments used by Nikon D-SLRs an­noy­ing. On more ad­vanced Nikons you can use the EV Steps for Ex­po­sure Con­trol (Cus­tom menu) to switch back to tra­di­tional half-stop in­cre­ments.


Cus­tomise ev­ery ex­po­sure

If you feel your cam­era con­sis­tently over- or un­der-ex­poses images, you can change its base (op­ti­mal) ex­po­sure level by up to +/-1EV for each of the ex­po­sure me­ter­ing op­tions. This is not avail­able on more ba­sic mod­els, like the D3000- and D5000-se­ries, but you can still use reg­u­lar ex­po­sure ad­just­ments (see tip 22).

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