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Nikon D200 User's Guide
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How to Get Here

Press MENU, go to the left and select up and down to the pencil icon. You'll then see CUSTOM SETTING MENU on the color LCD. Click down to d SHOOTING/DISPLAY and click to the right.

What it Does

This menu is a random jumble. These ideally belong in other menus.

What I Change

I change items d1, d2 and d6. I leave d3, d4, d5 and d7 alone.

I'm sorry that Nikon put a menu called Shooting inside a menu called Custom Setting, since it has nothing to do with the larger Shooting Menu. This is something else that needs to be reorganized. Sorry.

d1 Beep Turn this OFF!!!

This is the idiotic and annoying focus confirmation beep. Turn it off!

d2 Grid Display are hairlines in the finder. I set them ON to help me keep everything straight and level.

d3 Viewfinder Warning superimposes warnings directly on top of the image in the finder if you do anything bone-headed like have no memory card, have the D200 set to B/W or if the battery is low.

I leave these ON. I want to know these things!

d4 Shooting Speed selects the maximum frame rate of the CL (continuous low) frame advance setting. I leave mine on 3 FPS.

d5 Exp. Delay Mode makes the D200 wait 4/10s of a second to release the shutter after you press it.

It flips up the mirror first. Try this if you're using a long lens on a tripod with exposures of between 1/60 and 1/2 second, where mirror shake is the biggest problem.

d6 File No. Sequence ensures your file number keep counting up. Set this ON.

If you leave it at default you'll start from DSC_0001 every time you reformat. Over time you'll have hundreds of photos on your computer all called DSC_0001. It will drive you crazy and it will be too late to do anything about it.

Set it to ON, which should be the default but isn't.

d7 Illumination turns on the top LCD light anytime the meter is on. Default only turns this on when you press the light button located with the power switch.

I leave this option off.

d8 MB-D200 Batteries tells the D200 what sort of batteries are in this grip. You'll get more accurate battery readings if you set this.

Leave this alone if you're using the usual EN-EL3e battery.


My D200 User's Guide continues below.

It took me two months to write this D200 User's Guide. No one pays me anything. If you find it as helpful as a book you might have had to buy or a workshop you may have had to take, feel free to help me share more.



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          a Autofocus

          b Metering/Exposure

          c Timers/AE&AF Lock

          d Shooting/Display

          e Bracketing/Flash < < NEXT

          f Controls



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