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Using the Menus........................................................... 4 Autofocus Focusing with Autofocus ............................................. 7 Behind the Goal ........................................................11 Tracking erratically moving subjects that are frequently obscured by other objects Pitcher or Runner? ....................................................12 Switching instantly between subjects at different dis- tances from the camera The Inside Track.........................................................13 Tracking subjects that are obscured by objects passing in front of the camera At the Finish Line ......................................................1 Quick shutter response Poor Li!htin! or Bad "eather ...............................1# Poorly lit or low-contrast scenes E$%osure Auto IS Sensiti!it" Control ...................................... #$ A &a'ti(e )tadiu( *atch ......................................1+ Switching between sunlight and shade Acti!e %&'ighting (A%') ............................................. #* A &a'ti(e )tadiu( *atch Re,isited ....................1igh-contrast lighting +as" +,-osure Co.-ensation ................................... /#

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I(a!e .ualit' F0 and %0 For.ats .....................................................// 1ignette Control........................................................./7 Lens /%tions 1ibration 2eduction (12) .........................................../3 -tions for 'ong 'enses ............................................45 0a(era )ettin!s Sharing Settings.........................................................4#

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i!ate the (enus. 4 . G button 4 button Multi selector 1: Move Center: Select cursor up highlighted item 2: Select high- : Cancel and return to previous menu lighted item or display sub-menu 3: Move cursor down the menus. 1 Display Press the G 2utton to dis%la' the (enus. 2 Press to hi!hli!ht the icon for the current (enu.Using the Menus 1se the G 2utton3 4 2utton3 and (ulti selector to na. Highlight the icon for the current menu.

Press 2 to dis%la' o%tions for the hi!hli!hted (enu ite(. 5 Press 1 or 3 to hi!hli!ht a (enu ite(. selected Highlight a menu item. 3 Press 1 or 3 to select the desired (enu. Display options.Select a menu. . 4 Press 2 to %osition the cursor in the (enu. Position the cursor in the selected menu.

" Press 1 or 3 to hi!hli!ht an o%tion. # Select Press 4 to select the hi!h5 li!hted ite( 6so(e ite(s can also 2e selected 2' %ressin! 27.!sing the Menus Highlight an option. the highlighted item. To e$it 8ith5 out (akin! a selection3 %ress the G 2utton. 6 .

2 Rotate the AF5area (ode selector to I 6d'na(ic5 area AF7.o AF7 and the AF5area (ode selector rotated to I 6d'na(ic5area AF7. If the su29ect 2riefl' lea.Autofocus6 Focusing with Autofocus The a Autofocus !rou% in the first le. This cha%ter details o%tions that can 2e used to fra(e (o.in! su29ects at s%ortin! e.el of the 0usto( )ettin!s (enu contains a . 7 . These o%tions are 2est used 8ith the focus (ode selector rotated to C 6continuous5ser.ic AF area73 and a 6Focus trac7ing with loc7&on7. Select dynamic-area !.ents: a1 6AF&C -riorit" selection73 a3 6%"na.anced autofocus o%tions. continuous-servo !.es the se5 lected focus %oint3 the ca(era 8ill focus 2ased on infor(ation fro( sur5 roundin! focus %oints.ariet' of ad. The ca(era 8ill continuall' ad9ust focus 8hile the shutter5 release 2utton is %ressed half8a'. 1 Select Rotate the focus5(ode selector to C .

$uto%ocus 3 #hoose an option for #ustom Setting a$.es %riorit' to focus or to shutter re5 s%onse in focus (ode C . 0hoose 8hether the ca(era !i. 0hoose the nu(2er of focus %oints used for d'na(ic5area AF.ents or for su25 9ects that (o. 4 #hoose an option for #ustom Setting a3. )elect * -oints or /# -oints for track5and5field e. " .e un%redicta2l'.

% .&ocusing with $uto%ocus 5 #hoose an option for #ustom Setting a4. 0hoose ho8 .uickl' the ca(era res%onds 8hen an o29ect (o.es 2et8een the su29ect and the ca(era.

al3 and Short. 0hoose the len!th of ti(e 2efore the ca(era refocuses fro( 'ong3 8or.$uto%ocus Focus Trac7ing with 'oc7& n Focus trackin! 8ith lock5on controls ho8 the ca(era re5 s%onds to a2ru%t chan!es in focus distance.ent the ca(era fro( i((ediatel' refocusin! 8hen o29ects (o.ed a8a'.e throu!h the s%ace 2et8een the su29ect and the ca(era3 ensurin! that the ca(era 8ill continue to track the (ain su29ect once the o2stacle has (o. Camera will wait be%ore re%ocusing on ob'ects behind the sub'ect Camera will trac( and %ocus on ob'ects the same distance %rom the camera as the sub'ect Camera will wait be%ore re%ocusing on ob'ects behind the sub'ect $ & . It can 2e used to %re.

ic AF area: 2elease * -oints or /# -oints Focus trac7ing with loc7&on: 8or.&ocusing with $uto%ocus '(ample $ Behind the Goal Photo!ra%hers %ositioned 2ehind the !oal at a soccer (atch are faced 8ith su29ects that (o. 0hoose the follo8in! focus o%tions: AF&C -riorit" selection: %"na.al $ $ .e un%redicta2l' and that (a' 2e inter(ittentl' o2scured 2' o29ects co(in! 2et8een the su29ect and the ca(era durin! fra(in!.

namic-area $&* . AF&C -riorit" selection: %"na.ed focus res%onse 8hen 'ou (a' ha.e to s8itch .ic AF area: 2elease * -oints or /# -oints Focus trac7ing with loc7&on: Short or ff )note that ff reduces e%%ectiveness o% dy.'(ample 2 Pitcher or Runner? 0hoose lo8er lock5on ti(es for i(%ro.uickl' 2et8een su29ects at different distances fro( the ca(era.

el' lon! %eriods.'(ample 3 The Inside Track 0hoose lon!er lock5on ti(es 8hen %hoto!ra%hin! a runner on the inside track or in other situations in 8hich 'our su29ect (a' 2e 2locked for relati.ic AF area: 2elease * -oints or /# -oints Focus trac7ing with loc7&on: 'ong . +our sub'ect AF&C -riorit" selection: %"na.

uick shutter res%onse and faster fra(e ad.ance rates.ic AF area: 2elease * -oints or /# -oints Focus trac7ing with loc7&on: 8or.'(ample 4 At the Finish Line )electin! 2elease for 0usto( )ettin! a1 ensures a .al . AF&C -riorit" selection: %"na.

'(ample ) Poor Li!htin! or Bad "eather )elect 2elease 9 Focus for .uick shutter res%onse 8hile slo85 in! fra(e ad.ic AF area: 2elease 9 Focus * -oints or /# -oints Focus trac7ing with loc7&on: 8or.ance rates in continuous release (ode for i(5 %ro.ed focus 8ith scenes that are %oorl' lit or lo8 contrast.al 8ote: If Focus is selected for 0usto( )ettin! a13 the shutter can onl' 2e released 8hen the ca(era is in focus. . AF&C -riorit" selection: %"na.

it' if o%ti(al e$%osure can not 2e achie.-osure6 Auto IS Sensiti!it" Control If n is selected for IS sensiti!it" < IS sensiti!it" auto control in the shootin! (enu3 the ca(era auto(at5 icall' ad9usts I)/ sensiti. $6 . =ote that ca(era fir(8are .ed at the (ini(u( shutter s%eed selected 2' the user.aila2le in (odes e3 f 3 and ! .1>?B 1.ersion A 1.11 or later is re. An e$a(%le of ho8 to use this feature a%%ears on the %a!es that follo8.uired for (ini5 (u( shutter s%eeds faster than 1?2#> s.it' control is a. *atri$ (eterin! is reco((ended. 8otes Auto I)/ sensiti.+.

aria5 tions in 2ri!htness.'(ample 6 A &a'ti(e )tadiu( *atch Auto I)/ sensiti.it' control is ideal for scenes 8ith lar!e . Sunlight Shade $7 .

-posure $uto .it' 8ill auto(aticall' 2e raised to a (a$i(u( of I)/ @ >> if o%ti(al e$%osure can not 2e achie. In (odes e and ! 3 sensiti. sensiti!it": $455 Mini.ed at I)/ 2>>.u.it' 8ill 2e raised onl' if the shutter s%eed re.it' settin!s: IS sensiti!it": /55 IS sensiti!it" auto control: n Ma.55 s In this e$a(%le3 I)/ sensiti.uired for o%ti(al e$%osure 8ould 2e slo8er than 1?#>> s 6slo8er s%eeds 8ill 2e used if a s%eed of 1?#>> s 8ould still result in undere$%osure at I)/ @ >>7.i.S/ Sensitivity Control 0hoose the follo8in! I)/ sensiti. $" .. shutter s-eed: #:.u.

e &5Li!htin! %reser. .es details in hi!hli!hts and shad5 o8s3 creatin! %hoto!ra%hs 8ith natural contrast.e &5Li!htin! for co(%ositions that include areas of shar%l' contrastin! 2ri!htness.+.-osure6 Acti!e %&'ighting (A%') Acti. '(ample 7 A &a'ti(e )tadiu( *atch Re.isited 1se Acti.

3.-osure .. =oise (a' 2e (ore noticea2le in %hoto!ra%hs taken at hi!her .or" card <igh or 8or.uicker %rocessin! 8hen takin! lar!e nu(2ers of %hoto!ra%hs.ode IS sensiti!it" Me.alues. 0hoose cards 8ith faster 8rite ti(es for . 2& .e &5Li!htin! has no effect in e$%osure (ode h . Acti.al *atri$ 1 e3 f 3 or ! 2 I)/ 1@>> or less 3 1&*A5co(%liant (e(or' card 1.e &5Li!htin! 8ill not %roduce the desired effect 8hen used 8ith center58ei!hted or s%ot (eterin!.-posure The follo8in! settin!s (ended: $ctive 0-1ighting )$01* are reco(5 Acti!e %&'ighting Metering +. Acti. 2. .

-ensation73 e$%osure co(%ensation can 2e set si(%l' 2' rotatin! a co((and dial 6at default settin!s3 the su25co((and dial is used for eas' e$%osure co(%ensation in e$%osure (odes e and f 3 and the (ain co((and dial is used in e$%osure (ode !7. The len!th of ti(e the e$%o5 sure (eters re(ain on is controlled 8ith 0usto( )ettin! c2 6Auto .-osure6 +as" +.-ensation "hen n or n (Auto reset) is se5 lected for 0usto( )ettin! 2 6+as" +.eter&off dela"7. 8otes Auto reset also resets e$%osure co(%ensation 8hen the e$%osure (eters turn off.-osure Co.-osure Co. 2$ .+. If n (Auto reset) is selected3 e$%osure co(%en5 sation 8ill auto(aticall' 2e reset to > 8hen the ca(era is turned off.

enu ban7 for 0usto( )ettin! f 6Assign FU8C.age =ualit"6 F0 and %0 For. 0reate one shootin! (enu 2ank for FA for(at and a second shootin! (enu 2ank 8ith hi!her i(a!e .ualit' as FA5for(at i(a!es 8hen %rinted at the sa(e siBe.ats At default settin!s3 i(a!e . button7 < FU8C.ualit' is not auto(aticall' ad5 9usted 8hen 'ou s8itch 2et8een FA and &A i(a!e areas.>>? B 2. button 9 dials. Fro( ca(era fir(8are . Cou can then use the Fn 2utton and co((and dials to s8itch instantl' 2et8een the t8o 2anks. 8 )elect Shooting .>> or later3 'ou can auto(aticall' s8itch i(a!e . 02-%ormat image area &2-%ormat image area 22 .ersion A 2.ualit' settin!s 8hen 'ou s8itch 2et8een FA and &A for(ats: .ualit' and siBe settin!s for &A for(at.I. As a result3 %ictures taken usin! the s(aller &A i(a!e area 8ill not 2e the sa(e .

d.ust settings for shooting menu *an+ 2 )a(%le settin!s are listed 2elo8: > I.#hoose shooting menu *an+ . 1 In the shootin! (enu3 select Shooting .age si@e: * > I. Di!hli!ht 2ank A and %ress 4. 23 .age area: FA for(at 63@ E 2 7 #hoose shooting menu *an+ -.enu ban7 .age ?ualit": 4PEG 2asic > I. Di!hli!ht 2ank A and %ress 4. 3 In the shootin! (enu3 select Shooting .enu ban7 . .

een shooting menu *an+s.ust settings for shooting menu *an+ -. button7 < FU8C.age si@e: L > I. S.itch *et.. 5 In the 0usto( )ettin!s (enu3 select 0usto( )ettin! f 6Assign FU8C.age ?ualit": 4PEG fine > I.enu ban7 and %ress 4. $ 0 4 C 24 . 4 )a(%le settin!s are listed 2elo8: > I.mage 3uality d. Di!hli!ht Shooting .age area: &A for(at 62 E 1@7 #hoose the role of the Fn *utton. Press the Fn 2utton and rotate a co((and dial to c'cle throu!h shootin! (enu 2anks as sho8n 2elo8. button 9 dials.

ie85 finder.&2 and 02 &ormats 8otes Shooting .enu ban7 can also 2e assi!ned to the F2utton G dialsH o%tions for 0usto( )ettin!s f# 6Assign -re!iew button7 and f@ 6Assign A+&':AF&' button7.er shooting and Multi-le e. An' chan!es to 2ank A should also 2e (ade to 2ank B. If the settin!s in 2ank 0 are the sa(e as 2ank A and those in 2ank & the sa(e as 2ank B3 'ou 8ill 2e a2le to identif' the selected i(a!e area 2' the cro% dis%la'ed in the .-osure a%%l' to all 2anks. 2) . =ote that althou!h se%arate Picture 0ontrols (a' 2e selected for each 2ank3 (odifications to Picture 0ontrol settin!s 6includin! .uick ad9ust and other (anual ad9ust(ents7 and chan!es to In& ter!al ti.ualit'3 i(a!e siBe3 and i(a!e area3 set5 tin!s for 2anks A and B should 2e identical. A%art fro( i(a!e .

Shooting Menu Aan7s The ca(era has four shootin! (enu 2anks 6A3 B3 03 and &7.. &ifferent co(2inations of shootin! (enu settin!s can 2e stored in different 2anks3 allo8in! the user to s8itch instant5 l' fro( one co(2ination to another usin! the Shooting .ance rate 8hen FA for(at is selected for i(a!e area is fi$ed at .enu ban7 o%tion in the shootin! (enu.mage 3uality &2 and 02 &ormats Fra.f%s3 the (a$i(u( fra(e rate for &A for(at can 2e selected fro( -3 1>3 and 11 f%s usin! 0usto( )ettin! d2 6Shooting s-eed7.alue for the first %hoto!ra%h in each series if the su29ect is %oorl' lit.e 2ate (Continuous <igh&S-eed 2elease Mode) Althou!h (a$i(u( fra(e ad. =ote that at settin!s of 1> and 11 f%s3 focus 8ill 2e fi$ed at the settin! for the first %hoto!ra%h in each series3 and e$%osure (a' 2e fi$ed at the . 26 .

ersion A 2.er5 sion A 1.11 6so(e lenses can onl' 2e used 8ith fir(5 8are .age =ualit"6 1ignette Control Cou (a' notice a dro% in %eri%heral illu(ination 6.I.i!nett5 in!7 8ith certain lenses3 %articularl' at (a$i(u( a%erture.aila2le fro( ca(era fir(8are .>>?B 2. 27 .al5 or 'ow 8otes 1ignette control is a. 1ignette control: Select 1ignette control in the shooting menu and choose <igh5 8or. This can 2e corrected usin! the 1ignette control o%tion in the shootin! (enu.>> or later7. It can 2e used t'%e G and & lenses onl' 6either alone or 8ith AF5)?AF5I telecon5 .aila2le 8ith &A5for(at or P0 lenses or 8hen FA5for(at lenses are used 8ith the &A5 for(at cro%.1>?B 1.erters7 2ut is not a.

ance rates and increased shutter la!.NG 6IF7 K AF5) IR Loo(5=ikkor E& 2>>M >> (( f? G 6IF7 K AF5) IR =ikkor E& 2>> (( f?2G 6IF7 K AF5) IR =ikkor E& 3>> (( f?2. /ther .NG 6IF7 T2IP % K AF5) =IOO/R >> (( f?2. Turn .NG E& IR K AF5) =IOO/R #>> (( f? G E& IR K AF5) =IOO/R @>> (( f? G E& IR 2" .'ens -tions6 1ibration 2eduction (12) The &3 su%%orts .i2ration reduction settin!s (a' result in slo8er fra(e ad.i2ration reduction 8ith IR lenses.i5 2ration reduction off 8hen shootin! at fast shutter s%eeds. ACTI1+ and T2IP % . The ta2le on the follo8in! %a!e lists the reco((ended set5 tin!s for different su29ects.aila2le 8ith the follo8in! lensesJ other IR lenses su%%ort onl' 8 and FF: ACTI1+ K AF5) IR Loo(5=ikkor E& +>M2>> (( f?2.i2ration reduction are a.

2.!.12 . ACTI1+ 1 )u29ects (o.in! su29ects 6e.3 shut5 ter s%eeds of 1?#>> s or faster7 8ot suggested for FF P K )tationar' su29ects 8 2MA' ( 8) 1 K Pannin! shots of (o.in! too fast to fra(e usin! %annin! Pannin! shots of (o.in! su29ects T2IP % Photo!ra%hs taken 8ith a tri%od. 2% . 0an 2e used 2oth for hand5held shots and 8ith a (ono%od. 2 *ono%od or hand5 held %hoto!ra%h' 1.ode Suggested for *o.in! su29ects Photo!ra%hs taken fro( a car3 2oat3 helico%ter or other unsta2le %latfor(. 0hoose 8 2MA' 8hen usin! the tri%od as a (ono%od.

er the focus rin! is used3 (akin! it eas' to use 6autofocus 8ith (anual focus in autofocus (ode. (anual %riorit'7 M The lens can onl' 2e focused (anuall'.ated 8hene.ents (anual focus fro( 2ein! acti. 6autofocus %riorit'7 M:A *anual focus is acti.at5 ed accidentall'. Pre.NG E& IR K AF5) =IOO/R #>> (( f? G E& IR K AF5) =IOO/R @>> (( f? G E& IR Mo d e A:M %escri-tion 0hoose 8hen focusin! %ri(aril' 8ith auto5 focus.ated if the focus rin! is rotated a lar!e a(ount. 6(anual focus7 3& . *anual focus 8ill onl' 2e acti.aila2le 8ith the follo8in! lenses: K AF5) =IOO/R >> (( f?2.'ens -tions6 -tions for 'ong 'enses The ta2le 2elo8 descri2es the focus (odes a.

3$ .e current ca(era settin!s to the (e(or' card in )lot 1 6if the (e(or' card is full3 an error (essa!e 8ill 2e dis%la'ed7. )a.Ca.ed settin!s7.ed settin!s can loaded into an' &3 ca(era usin! Sa!e:load settings < 'oad settings3 allo8in! the sa(e settin!s to 2e shared a(on! (ulti%le ca(eras 6note that 'oad settings is onl' a.aila2le if the (e(or' card in )lot 1 contains sa.era Settings6 Sharing Settings )elect Sa!e:load settings < Sa!e settings in the setu% (enu to sa.

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