Choose the operations performed in photo mode using camera or lens controls, including the camera buttons and sub-selector and the lens control ring.

  • Choose the roles played by the controls below. Highlight the desired control and press J.

Option

w

[Fn1 button]

y

[Fn2 button]

1

[Fn3 button]

n

[Fn button for vertical shooting]

b

[Protect/Fn4 button]

V

[AF-ON button]

8

[Sub-selector center]

p

[OK button]

W

[Audio button]

B

[QUAL button]

F

[Vertical multi selector center]

j

[AF-ON button for vertical shooting]

z

[Video record button]

y

[Command dials]

S

[Lens Fn button]

3

[Lens Fn2 button]

l

[Lens control ring]

  • The roles that can be assigned are listed below. The roles available vary with the control.

Role

Description

A

[Preset focus point]

Pressing the control selects a preset focus point.

  • To choose the point, highlight it, hold the control, and press the focus-mode button until the focus point flashes.

  • Separate focus points can be selected for “wide” (landscape) orientation and for each of the two “tall” (portrait) orientations if an option other than [Off] is selected for Custom Setting a5 [Store points by orientation].

  • The behavior of the selected control can be chosen by pressing 2 when [Preset focus point] is highlighted.

    • [Press to recall focus point]: Pressing the control recalls the preset focus point.

    • [Hold to recall focus point]: The preset focus point is selected while the control is pressed. Releasing the control restores the focus point selected before the control was pressed.

K

[Select center focus point]

Pressing the control selects the center focus point.

d

[AF-area mode]

Holding the control selects a preset AF-area mode. The AF-area mode previously in effect is restored when the control is released.

  • To choose the AF-area mode, press 2 when [AF-area mode] is highlighted.

5

[AF-area mode + AF-ON]

Holding the control selects a preset AF-area mode and initiates autofocus. The AF-area mode previously in effect is restored when the control is released.

  • To choose the AF-area mode, press 2 when [AF-area mode + AF-ON] is highlighted.

A

[AF-ON]

Pressing the control initiates autofocus, duplicating the function of the AF-ON button.

F

[AF lock only]

Focus locks while the control is pressed.

E

[AE lock (Hold)]

Exposure locks when the control is pressed. Exposure lock does not end when the shutter is released. Exposure remains locked until the control is pressed a second time or the standby timer expires.

N

[AWB lock (hold)]

If [Auto] or [Natural light auto] is selected for white balance, white balance will lock when the control is pressed (white-balance lock). White-balance lock does not end when the shutter is released. The lock will however be released when the control is pressed a second time or the standby timer expires.

O

[AE/AWB lock (hold)]

Exposure locks when the control is pressed. White balance will also lock provided [Auto] or [Natural light auto] is selected for white balance. Exposure and white-balance lock do not end when the shutter is released. The lock will however be released when the control is pressed a second time or the standby timer expires.

D

[AE lock (Reset on release)]

Exposure locks when the control is pressed. Exposure remains locked until the control is pressed a second time, the shutter is released, or the standby timer expires.

C

[AE lock only]

Exposure locks while the control is pressed.

B

[AE/AF lock]

Focus and exposure lock while the control is pressed.

r

[FV lock]

Press the control to lock flash value for optional flash units; press again to cancel FV lock.

h

[c Disable/enable]

If the flash is currently enabled, it will be disabled while the control is pressed. If the flash is currently off, front-curtain sync will be selected while the control is pressed.

q

[Preview]

While the control is pressed, the shooting display will show how color, exposure, and depth of field are affected by current photo settings.

o

[Recall shooting functions]

Hold the control to recall previously-selected settings.

  • To choose the settings recalled, press 2 when [Recall shooting functions] is highlighted.

    • Highlight items using 1 or 3 and press J to select (M) or deselect (U). Only items marked with a check (M) will be recalled while the button is pressed.

    • Highlight items using 1 or 3 and press 2 to view options. Press J to save changes and exit.

    • To store current camera settings for later recall using this option, select [Save current settings].

  • Settings such as shutter speed and aperture can be changed by holding the control and rotating a command dial.

    • In mode P, you can adjust flexible program settings.

    • If an option other than [Off] is selected for Custom Setting b3 [Easy exposure compensation], exposure compensation can be adjusted by rotating a command dial.

1

[Bracketing burst]

  • If the control is pressed when an option other than [WB bracketing] is selected for [Auto bracketing] > [Auto bracketing set] in the photo shooting menu in continuous release mode, the camera will take all the shots in the current bracketing program and repeat the bracketing burst while the shutter-release button is pressed. In single-frame release mode, shooting will end after the first bracketing burst.

  • If [WB bracketing] is selected for [Auto bracketing set], the camera will take pictures while the shutter-release button is pressed and apply white balance bracketing to each shot.

c

[Sync. release selection]

When [Synchronized release] is selected for [Connect to other cameras] in the network menu, or when a wireless remote controller is used for synchronized release, the chosen control can be used to toggle between remote release and master or synchronized release. The options available depend on the setting chosen for Custom Setting d4 [Sync. release mode options].

  • The following options are available when [Sync] is selected for [Sync. release mode options]:

    • [Master release only] (c): Keep the control pressed to take pictures with the master camera only.

    • [Remote release only] (d): Keep the control pressed to take pictures only with the remote cameras.

  • The following options are available when [No sync] is selected for [Sync. release mode options]:

    • [Synchronized release] (6): Keep the control pressed to synchronize the releases on the master and remote cameras.

    • [Remote release only] (d): Keep the control pressed to take pictures only with the remote cameras.

4

[+ RAW]

  • If a JPEG option is currently selected for image quality, “RAW” will appear in the shooting display and an NEF (RAW) copy will be recorded with the next picture taken after the control is pressed. The original image quality setting will be restored when you remove your finger from the shutter-release button or press the control again, canceling [+ RAW].

  • NEF (RAW) copies are recorded at the settings currently selected for [RAW recording] in the photo shooting menu.

L

[Silent mode]

Press the control to enable silent mode. Press again to disable.

b

[Live view info display off]

Press the control to hide icons and other information in the shooting display. Press again to view.

b

[Framing grid]

Press the control to display a framing grid. To hide the grid, press the control again. The display type can be selected using Custom Setting d15 [Grid type].

p

[Zoom on/off]

Press the control to zoom the display in on the area around the current focus point. Press again to cancel zoom.

D

[Virtual horizon]

Press the control to enable the virtual horizon display. Press again to hide the display. The display type can be selected using Custom Setting d16 [Virtual horizon type].

k

[Starlight view (photo Lv)]

Press the control to toggle starlight view on. Press again to end starlight view.

W

[Focus peaking display]

Press the control once to enable focus peaking when MF is selected for focus mode. Press again to end focus peaking.

O

[MY MENU]

Press the control to display “MY MENU”.

3

[Access top item in MY MENU]

Press the control to jump to the top item in “MY MENU”. Select this option for quick access to a frequently-used menu item.

K

[Playback]

Press the control to start playback.

l

[Filtered playback]

Press the control to view only pictures that meet the criteria selected for [Filtered playback criteria] in the playback menu.

e

[Same as AF-ON button]

The control performs the role currently selected for the AF-ON button.

n

[Shooting menu bank]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to choose a shooting menu bank.

v

[Shooting mode]

Press the control and rotate the main command dial to choose a shooting mode.

J

[Choose image area]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to choose the image area.

8

[Image quality/size]

Press the control and rotate the main command dial to choose an image quality option and the sub-command dial to select image size.

h

[Set Picture Control]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to choose a Picture Control.

y

[Active D-Lighting]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to adjust Active D-Lighting.

w

[Metering]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to choose a metering option.

z

[Focus mode/AF-area mode]

Hold the control and rotate the main command dial to choose the focus mode, the sub-command dial to choose the AF-area mode.

t

[Auto bracketing]

Press the control and rotate the main command dial to choose the number of shots and the sub-command dial to select the bracketing increment or Active D-Lighting amount.

$

[Multiple exposure]

Press the control and rotate the main command dial to choose the mode and the sub-command dial to choose the number of shots.

2

[HDR overlay]

Press the control and rotate the main command dial to choose the mode and the sub-command dial to adjust HDR strength.

a

[Control lock]

  • Press the control and rotate the main command dial to lock shutter speed (modes S and M). To lock aperture (modes A and M), press the control and rotate the sub-command dial.

  • To lock focus-point selection, hold the control and press 1, 3, 4, or 2.

v

[1 step spd/aperture]

Make adjustments to shutter speed and aperture in increments of 1 EV, regardless of the option selected for Custom Setting b2 [EV steps for exposure cntrl].

  • In modes S and M, shutter speed can be adjusted in increments of 1 EV by holding the control and rotating the main command dial.

  • In modes A and M, aperture can be adjusted in increments of 1 EV by holding the control and rotating the sub-command dial.

w

[Choose non-CPU lens number]

Press the control and rotate a command dial to choose a lens number saved using the [Non-CPU lens data] item in the setup menu.

X

[Focus (M/A)]

Autofocus can be over-ridden by rotating the lens control ring (autofocus with manual override). The control ring can be used for manual focus while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway. To refocus using autofocus, lift your finger from the shutter-release button and then press it halfway again.

q

[Aperture]

Rotate the lens control ring to adjust aperture.

E

[Exposure compensation]

  • Assigning this function to the Fn button for vertical shooting allows exposure compensation to be adjusted by holding the button and rotating a command dial.

  • Assigning this function to the lens control ring allows exposure compensation to be adjusted by rotating the ring.

9

[ISO sensitivity]

Rotate the lens control ring to adjust ISO sensitivity.

[None]

The control has no effect.

Command Dials

The following roles can be assigned to the command dials. To view options, highlight items and press 2.

Role

Description

[Exposure setting]

Reverse the roles of the main and sub-command dials in selected modes. Press 4 or 2 to highlight a mode and 1 or 3 to switch roles.

[Focus/AF-area mode selection]

Switch the roles played by rotating the main and sub-command dials while the focus-mode button is pressed.

[Sub-command dial zoom role]

Choose the role played by the sub-command dial in the zoom display.

  • Choose [Exposure setting] to change the role played by the sub-command dial in each mode.

  • Choose [Zoom] to use the sub-command dial to zoom in or out.

A Custom Settings: Fine-Tuning Camera Settings

a: Focus

b: Metering/Exposure

c: Timers/AE Lock

d: Shooting/Display

e: Bracketing/Flash

f: Controls

g: Video