Custom Settings Menu - What do you do
Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:29 AM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 05:56 AM
which contain my custom settings...
... but I still have to fiddle with AF and strobe mode from time to time, not to mention white balance.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:21 PM
But my custom modes on my camera are:
- General closeup shooting- lens slightly zoomed in (you can see I don't use an DSLR), relatively high shutter speed, spot focus, internal flash on TTL (to light up the external strobes)
- Reefscape mode - lens fully zoomed out, no flash, auto ISO (light condition never the same), a bit more color saturation, custom WB to custom 1 (which I usually set, to be roughly the distance of subject that I would usually take..e.g...on 80 ft dive, I will take pix of sandy bottom when I am 60ft down, to simulate whiteboard at 20ft away, which would be my general subject distance. If no sandy bottom).
- Macro mode - lens set to macro, full time AF (maybe I took it off, eating up too much batteries), internal flash set to slave at minimum power (camera doesn't do TTL in macro) to light up external strobe, which I would set to manual and adjust accordingly.
- General closeup mode again - so that when I turn the knob the wrong way, it will take me back to this instead of doing a simulated full turn of the knob on my screen.
Plus, since when going into video mode, it is a PITA to jump to custom WB to select the proper one, I would, before switching to video mode, change to Reefscape mode, which sets the WB to UW, then when I go to video mode, it will be ready to shoot. I do usually have another WB set, which is subject of around 5 ft away, so if I am shooting video of something more closer, I would have to manually select that WB.
Edited by Lwang, 26 October 2012 - 12:38 PM.