Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What's On the Menu 4

Greetings, volks. Welcome to Hohenfels Volks, THE place for our place! Well, so much for no snow here in Hohenfels.

Today were going to talk about the playback pages in your camera’s menu. Of course, this is part 4, so you can read the originals right here. Grab your manual and your camera and follow along as we get started.

Today we’ll cover the playback menu. There are 2 pages in this section; they’re the blue tabs. Starting with the first tab, we have:

Protect images- this setting can prevent images from being erased. If you format your card, they will be deleted. After entering playback menu, select protect images; scroll the images on your card and press set for the desired images. After you have protected the images you want protected, press menu.

Rotate- this setting allows you to rotate your image to the desired format, either landscape or portrait. You can do that here or in your set up for auto rotate. Select rotate, press set and scroll to the desired images. Pressing set will rotate the image to 90, then 270, then back to 0 degrees. When you finish rotating your images, press menu.

Erase images- this allows you to erase images. Press set. After that, you will need to choose all images, all images in folder, or select and erase images. Highlight select and erase images and press set. Scroll through your images and press set at each image when you have it visible. When selected for erasure, a check mark will appear on the image. Once you have finished selecting images, press the delete button, the one that looks like a trashcan, and the selected images will be deleted.

Print order- this selection allows you to make settings for Digital Print Ordering. You can change print type here- standard, index, or standard and index; you can also choose to have the date printed on the image. The last change you can make is to print the file number on the image. These settings are for all images when ordered through DPOF, and cannot be set per image.

Moving on to tab 2, we have the following:

Highlight alert- this selection is either enabled or disabled. When enabled, areas that are overexposed will blink between black and white. You can enter a negative amount in your exposure compensation setting and shoot again, or leave it as is. This is what some folks call the blinkies and means blown highlights. Blown highlights will lose detail, as they extend into zone 9 or better.

AF point disp.- this is another enabled or disabled choice. Setting it to enabled allows the auto focus point or points that achieve focus to lighten, indicating where in the image your focus is before shooting.

Histogram- this allows you to choose between brightness or RGB as your main histogram display when you select the info button. We’ll be covering histograms in another post, so I’m not going to cover it too much here.

Image jump- this allows you to choose your method of scrolling through images during playback. Your options are to scroll 1 at a time, 10 at a time, 100 at a time, by date, by folder on your card, or by movies or stills. I find 1 or date to be the most useful.

Next time we cover the menu, we’ll be going into Set up 1, the yellow tabs. This can be a fun area to work with. It allows some level of customization of your camera and how it interacts with you.

I hope this little article has been of help. Is everyone working on their shots for the theme? Remember, it’s all about repeating patterns this week. I hope we’ll see something impressive, and everyone out there doing something. I’m shooting black and white film now, hoping to see something good this weekend when I get some developed. I hope to have something to post come Monday! Enjoy the rest of your week and have fun shooting!

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