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Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official)
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It's not as if the new cameras were lacking of some kind of presets, But I find it very confusing to use "benches" for basic and advanced settings in the D810, which make in total 4 × 4 = 16 combinations of settings set (each with 133 possible base settings and 358 avanced) possible.

 

And having U1 and U2 presets in the D750. Even more confusing for owners of pro- and semi-pro models: While U settings are a base, you can always go back to and start fresh because you can willingly save them, each setting in a bench changes the whole set of this bench's presets immediately without an extra command "store user settings".

 

What I don't like, too: It's time-consuming and at times difficult to find the right setting. I counted some hundreds of possible changes on a D810, and each new body has more. Why not give the user an app to change settings on his big screen at home and see, how and what the differences are? After it's done, it could be transferred the same way user settings are transferred, or even better with bluetooth or WiFi. Scrolling through this tiny screen with the "multi-dial" really feels ancient.

 

Nikon's marketing calls the D5 a reportage-camera. I wonder how reporters being in a hurry navigate through this zoo of exotic settings... "focus points illuminated - yes/no/auto", and "focus points shown - manual focus/dynamic/focus point group" just as example. And we're not talking yet about the wordings or the translation... In German an AF-point is translated as "measure field LED". LEDs are a lot, but I never saw a black rectangular outline with rounded corners.

 

Summary: U settings would be much quicker to dial to - benches are always longer to change and very difficult to remember. Next to all other things we have in mind, a tool should be something to work with and not something you need a couple of weeks training.

  


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Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-06-2016, 07:27 AM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-06-2016, 10:04 AM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-06-2016, 06:11 PM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-06-2016, 06:59 PM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-06-2016, 07:50 PM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-06-2016, 08:40 PM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-07-2016, 06:34 AM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-07-2016, 08:07 AM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-07-2016, 08:40 AM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-07-2016, 09:15 AM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-07-2016, 09:53 AM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-07-2016, 11:40 AM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-07-2016, 12:16 PM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-07-2016, 01:21 PM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 01-07-2016, 07:10 PM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by JJ_SO - 01-08-2016, 07:28 AM
Finally: D500 announced (and D5 really official) - by Studor13 - 04-15-2016, 06:44 PM

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