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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-21-2008, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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Ok D300 guys Bank settings

Just curious as to how you guys have the custom settings and bank settings set for.
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I have one for "Everyday/Auto Mode", one for "Portraits w/ Flash", and one for "Vivid Motorsports".

I have not been able to try out any of the settings for the motor sports yet, as it is still snowing, but come April 12 and 13, I will hopefully be able to get the settings tuned a bit more.

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I have one for "Everyday/Auto Mode", one for "Portraits w/ Flash", and one for "Vivid Motorsports".

I have not been able to try out any of the settings for the motor sports yet, as it is still snowing, but come April 12 and 13, I will hopefully be able to get the settings tuned a bit more.
That's pretty much how I have mine setup.

Everyday (aperture - No flash - RAW - Auto-ISO)

Flash/Aquarium (Manual w flash [email protected] - RAW - ISO 200 possibly remote flash setup)

Motorsports which I don't recall the settings as I stole the setup suggestions from someone else on the web, nor have I tested them. I'll probably just be using it manaully with dynamic focus tracking...I'll be adjusting shutter speed to catch bikes with the wheels just slightly blurred so the image has a sense of motion.

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April 12 and 13, I will hopefully be able to get the settings tuned a bit more.
Apr 12-13 trackday at BHF? May show up. Maybe start a D300 attack squad.
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Apr 12-13 trackday at BHF? May show up. Maybe start a D300 attack squad.
Yep. I will be there sporting the D300, battery grip, and the 70-200 VR trying out some rapid fire 8 fps. I know it will be overkill, but it should help to tune in the auto focus system, and get the correct settings.

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I'm still toying with my settings, I liked Neutral and bump the contrast and saturation a little bit. Or Vivid and turn the contrast and sat down. Still learning, and holy hell it is awesome.

BTW, No Capture NX or code. I figured out the RAW viewer on Vista, Nikon sent me a link to d/l the codec raw viewer.

BTW, if you are shooting 8fps, I think the buffer only fits 15 frames when shooting in RAW/LArge jpg...
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BTW, if you are shooting 8fps, I think the buffer only fits 15 frames when shooting in RAW/LArge jpg...
Why on earth would I shoot in RAW at the track? Holy post processing Batman! Maybe once in a while for a couple shots, but not for the whole day. That would be killer on the computer.

But on Jpeg (Large/Fine) at 8 fps, I can shoot 100 shots without the camera flinching. I also have no idea why I would need a 100 shot sequence. That would also be an incredible amount of post processing.

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I gotcha. I read in the manual recently about the [r15] in the bottom right of the viewfinder meaning you have 15 pictures for the buffer and so on.

Raw/jpg is nice to shoow with so you have the jpg for quick uploads and if you want to work on them and for uncompressed reasons, you have the raw...
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