PERSONALISE BUTTON LAYOUT
Tailor the functionality of your camera controls to better fit your preferred shooting style
enthusiast-level cameras possess far more features than they do physical controls, meaning that the default functions of the body’s buttons and dials are essentially a suggested layout by the manufacturer. It is possible to re-assign these to operate most-used features and to reorganise handling, to be more logical to the user. This speeds up camera work in fast-paced situations, permitting fewer missed images and a more enjoyable shoot. Follow these steps to get started.
1 LOCATE CUSTOM FUNCTIONS
On the majority of cameras, button function assignment is done from within the custom Function menu. On this nikon camera, there is a sub-menu which provides direct access to control layout options.
2 USE FUNCTION BUTTONS
Many camera models feature additional buttons dedicated to the assignment of userdefined functions. Select a button in the camera menu and choose a function to which you would like one-touch access.
3 CHOOSE COMMAND DIAL OPERATION
Decide what you would like the front and back control wheels to operate. This may be the standard aperture or shutter speed setting, or you may opt to deactivate a dial to avoid accidental alterations.