All of the Nikon D7000's settings to customise operation to your personal preferences. The choices can turn the D7000 into a customised tool that obeys your word much faster.
What | These two buttons, easily accessible with the right hand, are programmable buttons to make two personal favourite functions instantly accessible.
Nikon's standard assignments are:
The naming as preview button only refers to Nikon's default setting, it is a second programmable button. The selection of possible functions for it is exactly the same as for the Fn button.
You can choose from 20 different settings. On other pages where these options fit in thematically, I have referred to possible assignments of these buttons throughout. Decide what appeals to you most by browsing the other chapters, or browse the choices in the menu if you are familiar with the D7000 and know which functions you use regularly.
Where | In the custom settings menu or .
What | The AE-L/AF-L button is a programmable button with fewer possible functions, six in total. These are
Where | In the custom settings menu .
If you use the D7000 with an additional handle MB-D11, it also has an AE-L/AF-L button. The same settings are available for it, but in a separate menu
What | The D7000 is adaptable in several ways when it comes to how the command dials behave:
The menu itemmeans that scrolling to other photos with a command dial is not possible during automatic image replay directly after a shot.
In the camera modes P, S, A, M you can use the front dial to adjust either the exposure compensation or the ISO sensitivity. Directly and immediately, without pressing a button or accessing a menu and without taking the camera from your eye.
Where | The items in the above list are bundled in the custom settings menu .
You can enable direct change of exposure compensation or ISO sensitivity in the custom settings menus
Exposure lock | You can prevent the D7000 from constantly adjusting the exposure to a changed image frame when the shutter release button is pressed. Instead, it will activate the exposure lock as soon as and as long as you press the shutter button. You can arrange for this in the custom settings menu .
Starting autofocus | You can shift the start of autofocus from tapping the shutter release button to pressing the AE-L/AF-L button, in the custom settings menu .
The on/off switch can not only be toggled between ON and OFF, but also be pulled to the right with the index finger. This switches on an illumination for the LCD display.
In the custom settings menu
A very special, less important adjustment during shooting and for manual selection of the autofocus point: The custom settings menu determines whether the OK button
The custom settings menu allows you to select the behaviour of the many keys as follows: