CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > d Shooting/display > d11 Peaking highlights > Peaking Level (set to 1, 2 or 3) and select a color (Red, Yellow, Blue or White). The Electronic Front Curtain is silent, so you won't hear the exposure start; there isn't even the tiny click we used to get with mirror lockup. The data is backlit with white LEDs, and the flash bolt is orange. I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon or at Crutchfield, or used at eBay if you know How to Win at eBay. With manual focus lenses (1959-today), be sure to set: MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Non-CPU lens data > to your lens' focal length and maximum aperture, and be sure to press OK when done. Here's the beauty of the U1 and U2 settings: ISO, exposure mode, white balance and more all are saved and recalled at once. This trick saves everything, including what's in the U1 and U2 memories, to a card so you can save it all to your computer or share it over the internet. Color is critical to my work. The D780 is a creator's dream come true. Each button paradoxically can't be programmed to all the different options at MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > f Controls > f3 Custom controls; only some different functions program to each of the many buttons. Always be sure to check your box, warranty card and serial numbers while you can still return it, or just don't buy from unapproved sources or at retail so you'll be able to have your camera serviced and get free updated firmware as needed. Fill flash improves the light and therefore the picture; I don't use flash in pitch dark as the only source of light; that went away with film. Buy only from the approved sources I use myself for the best prices, service, return policies and selection. Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 250mm at f/10 hand-held at 1/250 at Auto ISO 100 (LV 14.6), exactly as shot except for perspective correction in Photoshop CS6. That's good enough to focus in full moonlight! Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 180mm at f/10 at 1/320 at Auto ISO 100 (LV 15.0), as shot except for perspective correction and turd clean-up in Photoshop CS6. I support my growing family through this website, as crazy as it might seem. Manually-set white balance to a gray card and your strobe setup. Nikon D780 Review. 4K (3,840 × 2,160) at 23.976, 25 or 29.97 FPS. This is normal and how noise reduction works in every camera. Shoot in the AUTO AREA AF mode and the D780 will magically find faces and focus on the eyes — but if you don't set all this (or get it as part of my setup file), your D780 won't have any face recognition while shooting. If it suddenly stops working, be sure to check this lock and move it from the L (lock) position and back to the ● (operate) position. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. Bravo, Nikon! These are 600 × 450 pixel crops that vary in size to fit your browser window. This 100% all-content website's biggest source of support is when you use those or any of these links to approved sources when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. Nikon was able to integrate a lot of the technology from the mirrorless Z6 camera into the D780, which brings a whole new level of live view shooting, thanks to its hybrid autofocus system. You also can get it at eBay if you know How to Win at eBay. It's easy to enter my copyright text data (name, address, phone) using the touch screen. High ISOs do nothing to help here; the flash improves the quality of light rather than just the quantity. I set mine to ISO 51,200 because it looks fine if I need it. Ideally, you wouldn’t even have to open the menu except on rare occasions – instead, you’ll set as much as possible using these external controls to speed up the process. Personally I'd use a bellows and 105mm f/4 short-mount lens (see it on a bellows) and a film strip copying adapter so I can zoom-in if I prefer, at full resolution. It costs you nothing, and is this site's, and thus my family's, biggest source of support. Ideally update them to AI and they work great. Easy. This is just me; your preferences and results will vary. If I have a VR lens I set it to Auto Slow or Auto Slower, because I can hand-hold at even slower speeds. Manual exposure: x200 (1/200 flash sync speed) and whatever aperture works well with your strobe setup, typically f/22 for my setup. The Nikon D780 and the Nikon Z6 are two enthusiast cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2020 and August 2018. 1,920 × 1,080 at 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 or 23.976 FPS. Both cameras are equipped with a full frame sensor. Of course be sure you've downloaded all your pictures before formatting. The AUTO2 "keep warm lighting colors" limits the camera's ability to correct for tungsten light, leaving indoor shots to look warmer (more orange). I never shoot at defaults. 93 "The Nikon D780 a great DSLR and is an excellent choice of camera for anyone wedded to an optical viewfinder. This lets me shoot under flickering fluorescent, sodium, metal halide and dimmed LED lighting without the problem of random dark or off-color frames at high shutter speeds. Links If you haven't helped yet, please do, and consider helping me with a gift of $5.00. by cameraresources. Digital cameras used to lack the highlight dynamic range needed to show smooth sky colors around the sun, and now my images look glorious! Nasturtium, 9:17 AM, 07 February 2020. INFO and i buttons reversed (doesn't matter). Because the "P" is silent!). TIME exposure mode, but no timer displayed to count time (use the new Long Manual Exposures instead which do count-down on the top LCD). Color rendition is how pictures look in the real world. Offshored to Thailand; not made domestically in Japan. People have different tastes for everything; so just know that here is where you set how your pictures look. Edinburgh. Complete Images   Fine Detail Crops   Dark Detail Crops. It also prevents shots with pale yellows or oranges from being presumed to be under tungsten and made to look too blue. 3.5mm Mic-in jack with plug-in power overrides built-in mic. The touch screen works OK for typing in copyright text data. It only shoots at slower than this speed when it's shooting at the highest ISO just programmed above and the light gets even darker. If my picture is too light, I'll try -0.7, and if too dark, +0.7. My setup file has all this programing in it. Especially great are the D780's immediate low-light autofocus, and how well it handles highlight overload. Long Exposure NR has nothing to do with high ISO noise or grain. Set the lever to AF for Autofocus, and to M for manual focus. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24.3 megapixels. There is now a bogus "NC_FLLST.DAT" file in the DCIM folder along with your images. It also comes with the 24-120mm VR as a kit at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield. In AUTO and AF-C (or AF-A), AUTO will find and track a moving subject all over the finder! With Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-D (1986-today). This is the highest ISO to which the camera will set itself in Auto ISO as the light gets darker. I use the stores I do because they ship from secure remote warehouses where no one gets to touch your new camera before you do. Paradoxicallyt there is no similar option in MENU > MOVIE SHOOTING MENU (movie camera icon), so you can't record movies to Card 2, and likewise when you Save Menu Settigns they only save to Card 1. The orange LED lights while charging, and turns off when done. Also unlike any mirrorless camera, saving my settings to a card saves and recalls everything without forgetting anything. To 15 minutes in Manual mode, hallelujah! bigger or camera-original © JPG file. See D780 Lens Compatibility as covered at my D780 review for specifics, and also see Nikon Lens Compatibility for a broader overview. I shoot my iPhone for video, so I haven't tried this. Even at ISO 100 there is slightly less detail in the mesh fireplace grill. review Feb 18, 2020 at 15:27. There are two ways to format the cards. I leave it at AUTO, and my D780 usually finds the right subject, eyes and faces all automatically. You might want to set one of these for your studio setup with strobes. Nikon D850: $1,700. The D780 isn't smart enough to be able to do this in-camera. The D780 has an optional front-curtain electronic shutter mode to eliminate vibration at MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > d Shooting/display > d5 Electronic front-curtain shutter. ISO button now up by the shutter button while the Metering Mode button moves to the back of the camera. Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 44mm at f/16 hand-held at 1/50 at Auto ISO 110 (LV 13.5), exactly as shot in square-crop mode. Home I got my D780 body at B&H. This way when I accidentally delete a good image or format over a card before downloading it, I have the second card (card 2, the bottom one) with those images untouched. No mention of the availability of a battery grip. I release my shutter slowly for sharp shots; I don't jab my shutter button. Picture Controls set how the pictures look: sharpness, saturation, contrast, etc. ), Still autofocuses with all AF and AF-D lenses made since 1986! This page will teach you how to be an expert D780 operator, but this page can't teach you how to take great pictures. I get better results faster and easier with my iPhone. Ken. I got mine at B&H. In this mode the D780 slightly delays the shutter by a few milliseconds if it needs to so it doesn't shoot during the instant the lighting is dark. The other second-card options are Overflow (records to card 2 if card 1 gets full) or recording RAW to card 1 (top) and JPG to card 2 (bottom). There's an orange charge LED on the top left on the back marked "CHG.". If you see a flashing "fEE" in your finder, that means that your lens has an aperture ring and that it's not set to the smallest aperture (the largest number), usually in orange. At three- and four-digit ISOs the images from each of these three cameras are indistinguishable from each other. I always format a card when I put it in my D780 because it lowers the risk of any problems from anything that may have been corrupted while the card was out of the camera, or if the card was formatted for a different camera. (No Nikon Z camera can do this; the FTZ has no focus motor.). The Front-Curtain mode only shoots at up to 1/2,000, and only from ISO 50 ~ 51,200, so I don't use this mode unless I'm shooting long exposures with long lenses on a tripod. Modest Contemporary American Home at Dusk, 5:58 PM, 06 February 2020. In the CL (Continuous Low) mode you can set the frame rate to your choice of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 FPS at CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > d Shooting/display > d1 CL mode shooting speed. Gone are the rings around the sun that used to be a tell-tale defect in all digital camera photos of the sky or sunsets; the D780's images look just as they should; the first I've ever noticed in a digital camera. Alle Rechte vorbehalten. In the D780, the most detail is at ISO 50, and becomes softer at every higher ISO. In this section, We are going to illustrate Nikon D780 and Nikon D500 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Thank you! Feel free to selects a different default zoom level if you prefer. The Natural Light Auto setting is expecting light from the sun, so it doesn't correct for tungsten at all and it stays very orange. Now you'll have full color Matrix Metering and EXIF data! It's unlikely, but possible that US customs won't let your camera back in the country if you bought a gray-market version in the USA, carried it overseas, and try to bring it back in. (831.5 g) with battery and two cards, actual measured weight. To save all of your camera settings to your card, press: MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Save/load menu settings (at the bottom; not "Save user settings" at the top) > Save menu settings > OK. You can save that file to your computer and share it as you like. Once you're learned how to take better pictures, you'll be able to take great pictures with any camera. Contact, 03-04 March 2020, 06-08, 11, 26-27 February 2020, 05-07 January 2020, (old way; only use for exposures longer than 15 minutes), photography is all about seeing the picture in the first place, The D780 can work with most Nikon lenses made since 1959, almost all of which work great on the D780, Exposure Delay and Electronic Front Curtain tricks, Saving and Recalling Camera Menu Settings to & from a Card, use the settings of anyone else who's shared this file with you, update your copyright and contact information, virginal NCSET004.BIN from when I first got my new D780. The Nikon D780 is available now with an MSRP of $2,299.95 (the same price as the D750 in 2014), or as a kit with the AF-S 24-120mm F4G ED VR lens for $2,799.95. Always flawless color; these next three, as the above, are the exact colors that come right out of my D780 as deliverable JPGs, no editing, no RAW files or other dilly-dallying to get between delivering my images and getting on to the next job: Red Wall and Lamp, 8:53 AM, 07 February 2020. Superb Nikon image quality: better looking JPGs direct-from-camera than from Sony or Fuji if you demand the vivid colors I do. With lenses as slow as f/8, 11 AF points work. The box is completely unsealed. With Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G (2008-today). Workshops Nikon, you have fulfilled the dreams of a lot of Nikon cameras lovers. Single lets me pick just one sensor, and 3D lets me pick one sensor and then the camera moves it around the finder to track the subject. I prefer to use AUTO AF Area select, so long as it usually finds the correct subject and tracks it. While it look glorious in my studio photo above, in actual use it's smaller than I'd like, and unless you look at it from directly above as I've shown, the camera body cuts off the bottom of the LCD! At ISO 204,800 even the iron scrollwork is half gone. Focus stacking, or "Focus Shift Shooting," snaps a sequence of raw files with different focus distances. No 4:3 or 4:5 "Ideal Format" crop modes (only square, 16:9 and DX crops). There is no right or wrong; just whatever makes your picture look the way you want it. Live View with f/2 lens: LV -4 ~ +17; LV -6 ~ +17 in low-light AF mode. This should be an incentive to update your copyright and contact information, otherwise your photos will be marked with my information. This is set as a tweak inside any of the main picture controls. About I got mine at B&H. With Nikon F 5.8 cm f/1.4 (1959-1962), AI converted. I set this at MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > Image area > Viewfinder mask display > ON. Like all the other features in the D780, they are there because some people like them, but no one ever uses all the options. The D7000 was Nikon's most advanced camera at any price in 2010. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. The D780 has a resolution of 24.3 megapixels, whereas the D850 provides 45.4 MP. People start looking bad with too much saturation; just as often I leave it as 0. 29.265 oz. It also comes with the 24-120mm VR as a kit for $2,797 at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield. I don't use Nikon's AUTO Picture control, which does its best to guess what you're shooting and set itself accordingly. It won't do anything in your browser here and it won't open or run on your computer. This is Nikon's first full-frame DSLR in over two years, and it feels so much better using a real camera for a change rather than the pokey mirrorless excuses that have come out since the D850 in 2017. It's great people like you who allow me to keep adding to this site full-time. I rarely need to select anything other than AUTO 1 or NATURAL. Lenses for the 40-year-old prehistoric F3AF. Thanks! Nikon Z7: $1,400. Mine draws 478mA at 5V through a 99¢ USB-C cord and generic 5V USB charger. I shoot almost everything in Program exposure mode. Wide compatibility with tens of millions of Nikon lenses made for over 60 years. With my D780, it just goes and I get work done, instead of waiting in quiet desperation for firmware fixes that never come. Which of these is the best — for you — doesn't depend on anything technical like high ISOs or resolution. It has a … If you're in the USA and have a legal USA version, just phone Nikon at (800) NIKON-US and they'll walk you though whatever you need. Use whatever works for you; these are what works for me. © Ken Rockwell. Which is best for you depends on what you want to do with it in the first place. By ISO 3,200 the lines between the bricks in the back of the fireplace are starting to disappear. Losers! ISO 50  ~  204,800 in pull and push modes. I use VIVID for wild colors, and STANDARD for natural shots of people. The newest and easiest way is to enable the long shutter speeds at: MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > d Shooting/display > d6 Extended shutter speeds (M) > ON. 10-bit N-Log or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) video. Press the red movie dot button and the rear trash button at the same time to format a card). All legitimate cameras come with printed warranty cards, even if you prefer to register online. Negative Digitizer is a selection in MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > f Controls > f2 Customize i menu. It's great people like you who allow me to keep adding to this site full-time. You'll need a Nikon 60mm f/2.8G Macro lens and ES-2 slide copying attachment #27192. a 55mm f/2.8 macro lens, PK-13 extension tube and Nikon ES-1 slide copying attachment. Thanks for helping me help you! If money matters, this D7000 is still your best buy in 2014. Home  Donate  New  Search  Gallery  Reviews  How‑To  Books  Links  Workshops  About  Contact, Nikon's Basic D780 PDF and Nikon's complete D780 Guide PDF, Intro   Free Live Help   Charging   Power Switch, Menus   Formatting Cards   Dual-Card Shooting, AF Settings   Focus Peaking   Focus Stacking, Exposure Compensation   Level   Finder Grid, Film Scanning   Playback   Instant Playback Zoom, U1 & U2 Modes   Save & Recall Menu Settings. We test out Nikon's newest addition to the DSLR family, their D780. Gallery That's why when you buy, or choose a Steinway for your tour as a Steinway Artist, you go to Steinway's Astoria factory and pick from among several samples of the same model which suits your style best. On the other hand, Nikon D750 has a 24.0MP Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor and features Expeed 4 processor. There are three of the usual AWB settings: AUTO0, AUTO1 and AUTO2, and a new Natural Light Auto setting. Monitor Brightness: I leave it at 0 indoors, and +5 outdoors. You can set these in the menus or by holding the WB button and turning the dials. If money mattered, I'd get the D750 and never look back. First Nikon DSLR ever with phase-detection live-view AF (Nikon 35mm SLRs have used phase-detection since at least 1986). No Prontor-Compur (PC) terminal; use a hot-shoe adapter for corded sync. To look at details, remembering that overall everything works better and faster on the D780 versus a mirrorless camera: The [ FORMAT ] marking between the movie and ISO buttons near the shutter release doesn't make clear to which of these two buttons it refers (hint: it's the red dot button. (755g) stripped. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. Search Nikon D780 has a 25.0MP Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor and features Expeed 6 processor. Set this at MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > d Shooting/display > d10 Framing grid display > ON. Set it there and the problem goes away. By default the D780 only deletes from card 1, the top card. I use AF-A mode, unless I know I'm shooting sports that session. I love that I can charge via USB-C; no more external charger needed even though one is included. The lock is electronic so you won't feel it when it's locked — it will just stop responding. It's like pianos: anyone can talk forever about how pianos are made, but to most ordinary players the subtle variations between different samples of a Steinway Model D are eclipsed by their own limitations in playing, but when you're a virtuoso even subtle differences become obvious to the seasoned master. If you need two cards for live backup to protect you from accidental deletions, card formatting and card errors, get the D780 or D750. The Mode Dial lock is a pain; taking three fingers or two hands to move the dial. If you have the program shifted and save it into U1 or U2, that setting recalls the shifted program. bigger. Ultimately you'll need whatever setup you prefer to rephotograph film. I'm pickier about color than almost anyone; I see things most people don't. The AUTO0 "keep white" setting allows the camera to correct more fully under tungsten light to let indoor shots look whiter (less orange). Nikon D780 (29.3 oz./830g with battery and one card, two SD slots, $2,297) and Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 AI-s. bigger. The D500 has a resolution of 20.7 megapixels, whereas the D780 provides 24.3 MP. To save your settings, first set everything about your camera however you like it (as I've explained above), then press: MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Save user settings > Save to U1 (or U2) > Save settings > OK. When you set it to Natural Light Auto, it knows there isn't any fluorescent light, and lets the leaves look green as they should. This is why Nikon added Natural Light Auto: green plants in shade are often confused with fluorescent lights, and the usual AWB will try to remove what it thinks is too much green, making greens duller and everything else too magenta (purple). You'll see a number on the top LCD or in the finder as you set this. How‑To To restore your D780 to those settings, or to use the settings of anyone else who's shared this file with you, either use your card with your settings or a card to which you've copied an NCSET004.BIN file from anywhere to the root card directory (not in any folder), put it in slot 1 (it doesn't work from slot 2) then press: MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Save/load menu settings > Load menu settings > OK. Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 32mm wide-open at f/3.8 hand-held at 1/8 of a second at Auto ISO 1,400 (LV 3.0), exactly as shot. Nikon USA enforces its trademarks strictly. You select this at MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > Image area > Choose image area > (choose one) > OK. As this page is copyrighted and formally registered, it is unlawful to make copies, especially in the form of printouts for personal use. Nikon D850's sensor provides 22MP more than Nikon D750's sensor, which gives a significant advantage in real life. Once shot, you have to process these in your computer using whatever software you prefer to composite them into a single image that has everything in focus. Fast autofocus for sports and action — worlds better than Nikon's mirrorless cameras. I buy only from these approved sources. The serial number on the card must match the serial number on the bottom of your camera, or you have no warranty. Fuji X-T3: $600. My iPhone focuses better and faster, has rock-like stabilization even hand-held (no gimbals needed) and has far better ability to capture highlights and shadows than any interchangeable lens camera I've ever tried; the physics of the iPhone's camera and the brilliance inside its firmware give it many advantages over larger cameras. The biggest help is when you use any of these links when you get anything. If you need a built-in flash, get the D750. TIME mode that keeps the shutter open until you press the shutter button again. This D780 is a new take on Nikon's most popular FX DSLR, 2014's D750. Set up your My Menu menu at MENU > MY MENU (checkmark icon) > Add items. This is why I never buy anyplace other than from my personally approved sources. Autofocus modes are set with the lever and little button near the bottom of the lens mount as shown above. Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 200mm wide-open at f/5.6 hand-held at 1/25 of a second at Auto ISO 51,200 (LV 0.6), as shot. I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon or at Crutchfield. Set this at MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control/Maximum sensitivity. If money matters and you're mostly a stills shooter or don't want to carry an external flash for use for critical fill-flash, get today's deeply discounted D750. Charges via USB-C, and comes with Nikon's usual dorky MH-25a charger. Autofocus is fast and sure in any light. I very much prefer how my pictures look from my Nikons over the colors I get from my Fujis and Sonys for the sorts of crazy things I shoot. Auto ISO programs the camera to set ISO automatically based on lighting and your lenses. These are set on the bottom ring of the top left dial. What you can't see is that all these images have more detail than I could see with my naked eye at the time; the D780, even with a slow lens, is more sensitive to light than my own two eyes! Oddly they are not displayed in minutes, but instead as long numbers of seconds, up to 900 seconds. (The Z6, Z7 and Sony A7R Mk IV erase the contents of their memory modes when you recall from a card, making this feature nearly useless in those half-finished mirrorless fiascoes! By ISO 6,400 the mesh grill is mostly gone. I ignore all the other AF area mode settings like group, d9 and etc. Nikon D780 24.5 MP Full Frame DSLR Camera (1618) - Accessory Bundle - with Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB Card + Additional ENEL15 Battery + Nikon Case + Cleaning Set + … Sun Setting into the Sea, 5:28 PM, 06 February 2020. Reviews Often if you forget to hit OK the D780 will ignore you. I never use the 16: 9 crop, but use whatever you want. The D780 can correct for any or all of distortion, diffraction and falloff, any of which you may turn ON or OFF. AUTO AF-AREA MODE usually works wonders picking the right AF areas all by itself, or you can use the rear controller manually, but you can't use a finger on the rear LCD while looking through the viewfinder to select them as is common today on mirrorless. Touch screen works great for entering text and data and working menus, much better than Sony. In the USA, be sure your box has a "US" after "D780 BK" above the UPC code. If I had to reset these by had every time I walked into my studio or back out in the world, I'd forget half of them and blow the first shots I made each time. To a master, the subtle details are everything, just like subtle differences in color rendition between different brands of camera. There is no indication of charge percentage while charging. Battery now rated 2,260 shots, up from 1,230 in the D750, but the lack of flash is one of the big reasons behind that. The D780 is for someone who wants the best features of both mirrorless and a DSLR in the same camera, and is willing to pay for it and forgo a built-in flash. Nikon D780 (29.3 oz./830g with battery and one card, two SD slots, $2,297) and Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 AI-s. bigger. The Nikon D780, which is available as a body only or with an AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR zoom, is a refinement over the D750 on a number of counts, including advanced features previously reserved for Nikon’s flagship DSLR and newer mirrorless offerings. bigger. It allows the camera to correct from about 10,000 K to 5,000 K on the amber/blue axis, and doesn't let it vary much on the green/magenta axis. The Natural Light Auto setting can look better (warmer) in shade or indoors lit by window light, and also prevents the camera from confusing green subjects or plants in shade with fluorescent light so these shots stay green instead of turning too purple. Also see How to Shoot Sequences with Flash and How to Shoot Sports. I find my D780 matches the colors and tones I get from all my other modern Nikons introduced since 2007. Search By ISO 12,800 the bricks in the back of the fireplace are gone. The hand grip is a bit skinny, and otherwise fits my big American hands. If you wish to make a printout for personal use, you are granted one-time permission only if you PayPal me $5.00 per printout or part thereof. (The serial number on the box doesn't have to match, but if it doesn't it means you bought from a shady dealer who took cameras out of boxes and then resold them as new.). The brightest setting of +5 is great for use outdoors: it's bright but not washed out as in earlier cameras. I usually leave exposure compensation at 0. MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > Focus shift shooting. Press the little unlock button and turn the dial to P. This lets the camera pick the same apertures and shutter speeds I would have, but it does it for me faster so I can concentrate on what really matters: what's in my picture. When I do this their thumbnails also appear much bigger in my sorting program, speeding my workflow. I see no need to wait around for the camera to make dark-frame exposures, at least with 4-minute exposures. $2,297 at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H and at Crutchfield. If a gray market version saves you $1,000 it may be worth it, but for $200 or less I wouldn't risk having no warranty or support. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. If I set 5 FPS or faster I often get two shots by the time I remove my finger. 29.330 oz. On Nikon's fancier cameras like the D5, D6 and D850 I have to stop and fiddle in idiotic "Shooting Menus" and in "Settings Menus" to do what happens with one click on my D780, ensuring I get my shot as conditions change rapidly. Not shown here is that for sunsets, Natural Light Auto keeps sunsets and warm afternoon light looking like sunsets and afternoon light, leaving everything in its warm brilliance. This matters when you shoot multiple cameras (or this camera and an iPhone) and then sort all the images based on capture time to compare the similar views of each scene. I rarely change aperture or shutter speed or ISO directly. For action, sports and moving things, get the D780 or D750. Does it manage to do both well? If you wish to make a printout for personal use, you are granted one-time permission only if you PayPal me $5.00 per printout or part thereof. Use regular AUTO1 most of the time, and especially under artificial light, and consider using Natural Light Auto in under natural light. bigger. To see a level in the finder, press MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > f Controls > f3 Custom controls > select a control button you'd like to use for the level > and then select "Viewfinder Virtual Horizon.". All mirrorless attempts at this easy function today have failed: the Nikon Z6, Z7 and Sony A7R Mk IV all forget and reset their shooting memories when you recall settings from a card! I change Auto ISO Minimum Shutter Speed depending on my subject and that makes all the other settings optimize themselves the same way I would manually. Thanks! ), Still has full-aperture Matrix metering and focussing with AI manual focus lenses! Use the Self Timer (set on the top left dial) or the Exposure Delay mode and you don't need to use a release cord. This D780 User's Guide will teach you tricks and secrets to get the most from your D780, however photography is all about seeing the picture in the first place, not simply how to operate a camera. Reviews Rubbery plastic: Grip coverings, front and rear control dials and connector crappy flaps. Explicit details at Nikon Lens Compatibility. In the D780, the most detail is at ISO 50, and becomes softer at every higher ISO. The Nikon D780 and the Nikon D850 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2020 and July 2017. If snapping people, I set 1/125 for Minimum Shutter Speed as that keeps them sharp. It autofocuses with every Nikon autofocus lens made since 1986. The D780 can work with most Nikon lenses made since 1959, if you want it to: With Nikon F 5.8 cm f/1.4 (1959-1962), AI converted. ISO AUTO, range 100 - 51,200, Auto ISO slowest shutter speed AUTO (or AUTO Slower with a VR lens). Art is not the duplication of reality; art is the expression of imagination. S - t - e - r - e - O microphone built in. March 2020   Better Pictures   Nikon Reviews   Nikon Lenses   Nikon Flash   All Reviews. 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By ISO 25,600 the minute marks are mostly gone. It also comes with the 24-120mm VR as a kit for $2,797 at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield. Cropped from Nikon Z50 with flash, Nikon Z 16-50mm DX VR at 35mm wide-open at f/5.3 hand-held at 1/15 of a second at Auto ISO 640 (LV 6.0), Perfectly Clear. HDR mode: This is where I turn the HDR mode on and off. bigger, full resolution 20MP file or camera-original © JPG file. The D780 is what you get when the Z6 and D750 have a baby; it's got the best features of both — except the D750's flash. Each card is formatted one at a time. The lens mounting index is on the side of the camera, not up on the front near the mount where we could see it better. Better than mirrorless rubbish like the defective Nikon Z6, Z7 and Sony A7R Mk IV, saving to card the D780 recalls all the contents your U1 and U2 modes. If I need a different shutter speed or aperture, I just turn the rear dial and it shifts them exactly as I'd do manually, but it does it much faster so I can spend my time taking better pictures rather than fiddling with settings manually. Two SD card slots - but oddly only can use the second card as backup, overflow, or raw/JPG split for still photos. I always leave it ON. Movies only record to one card at a time (card 1 or card 2), and settings only save to and recall from card 1. I don't use the LONG EXPOSURE NR (dark-frame subtraction) menu setting (MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > Long exposure NR). Manual exposures settable to 15 minutes in Manual mode, hallelujah! I always use two SD cards, setting my D780 to record the same thing to both of them. How‑To I would put the Minimum Shutter Speed setting for Auto ISO in my My Menu, but the D780 won't let us do that. ISO AUTO, range 100 - 51,200, Auto ISO slowest shutter speed 1/125. U1 and U2 are on the top left dial, here set to P mode. U1 and U2 save sets of shooting settings. Likewise, the Format options only format one card at a time. There are now two ways to make long time exposures. Last I checked, they're open from 9AM ~ 8PM NYC time. Set this at MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Monitor Brightness. ISO 50 is a "pull" ISO, and thus has more highlight contrast. All rights reserved. Faster lenses won't look any brighter than they do at f/2. I only force 3D if I have to select an area manually. They all look the same in daylight and under most conditions. bigger. (No Nikon Z camera can do this; the FTZ has no aperture-ring feeler. Books These colors and images are exactly as they came out of my D780, no editing needed between shutter-click and publication: Sun Setting into the Sea, 5:23 PM, 06 February 2020. Card are properly titled as "NIKON D780.". Nikon MH-25a charger, included with Nikon D780. How to Use the D780's Auto White Balance Settings. $1399.00 (78% less) 26.2 … This is because when our eyes adapt to the dark, we tend to prefer images that are too dark on the LCD. For normal use under any sort of light, use the default AUTO1 setting. Color rendition is dependant on how a maker programs all the color matrices, curves, and look-up tables to generate color from the data read from the sensor, and varies widely between makers once you set a camera away from its defaults. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. Fill flash is a critical part of almost all people, animal and pet pictures made indoors and out, where it gives catchlights in the eyes, makes faces stand out and softens shadows so we can see our subjects and make them look much, much better. If you want a combination of great video and Live-View capabilities and the superior autofocus of a DSLR for action along with superb ultra-ultra-high ISO performance, get this D780. The charger is clumsy, requires you slip the battery into the hole instead of popping it in from the top like most good chargers, is useless unless you also bring another cord and plug, and the light is Nikon's standard blink while charging and solid when done. bigger. At ISO 204,800 even the numbers and hands are starting to disappear. Tous droits réservés. Only the rear dial shifts program exposure; the front dial is ignored. Focus Stacking: the D780 will save a set of raw files at different focused distances, but you have to try to composite all these later in your computer. Nine Balls, 6:19 PM, 06 February 2020. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. Inside the box, a legal USA version has a warranty card from Nikon USA. I leave it at AF, unless I'm doing something more serious like time exposures on a tripod — and even then, I'm usually on AF. This D780 will be a worthy successor, better than it's mirrorless counterparts (nikon z6 but also Sony A7 III) for various reasons (battery life, lens compatibility and ergonomics for big hands). If you mostly want to shoot video or Live View stills, get the less expensive Z6 which works better for video and Live View and adds a great electronic finder (the finders of the D750 and D780 turn black during Live View). In this typical shot under normal backlight, I had no on-camera flash so my little dog's face wound up being in shadow, with dark holes for eyes devoid of the life-giving catchlights usually given from a pop-up fill flash: No Flash: Sad Christmas Zoey Misses the Built-in Flash, 8:01 AM, 21 December 2016. Sony A6600, no flash, Sony E 18-135mm OSS at 108mm, f/5.6 at 1/200 at Auto ISO 1,250 (LV 9.0), Perfectly Clear v3.) To use Focus Peaking for stills and for movies, which highlights in-focus areas with a bright color during Live-View only during manual focus, set: MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > d Shooting/display > d11 Peaking highlights > Peaking Level (set to 1, 2 or 3) and select a color (Red, Yellow, Blue or White). The Electronic Front Curtain is silent, so you won't hear the exposure start; there isn't even the tiny click we used to get with mirror lockup. The data is backlit with white LEDs, and the flash bolt is orange. I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon or at Crutchfield, or used at eBay if you know How to Win at eBay. With manual focus lenses (1959-today), be sure to set: MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Non-CPU lens data > to your lens' focal length and maximum aperture, and be sure to press OK when done. Here's the beauty of the U1 and U2 settings: ISO, exposure mode, white balance and more all are saved and recalled at once. This trick saves everything, including what's in the U1 and U2 memories, to a card so you can save it all to your computer or share it over the internet. Color is critical to my work. The D780 is a creator's dream come true. Each button paradoxically can't be programmed to all the different options at MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > f Controls > f3 Custom controls; only some different functions program to each of the many buttons. Always be sure to check your box, warranty card and serial numbers while you can still return it, or just don't buy from unapproved sources or at retail so you'll be able to have your camera serviced and get free updated firmware as needed. Fill flash improves the light and therefore the picture; I don't use flash in pitch dark as the only source of light; that went away with film. Buy only from the approved sources I use myself for the best prices, service, return policies and selection. Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 250mm at f/10 hand-held at 1/250 at Auto ISO 100 (LV 14.6), exactly as shot except for perspective correction in Photoshop CS6. That's good enough to focus in full moonlight! Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 180mm at f/10 at 1/320 at Auto ISO 100 (LV 15.0), as shot except for perspective correction and turd clean-up in Photoshop CS6. I support my growing family through this website, as crazy as it might seem. Manually-set white balance to a gray card and your strobe setup. Nikon D780 Review. 4K (3,840 × 2,160) at 23.976, 25 or 29.97 FPS. This is normal and how noise reduction works in every camera. Shoot in the AUTO AREA AF mode and the D780 will magically find faces and focus on the eyes — but if you don't set all this (or get it as part of my setup file), your D780 won't have any face recognition while shooting. If it suddenly stops working, be sure to check this lock and move it from the L (lock) position and back to the ● (operate) position. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. Bravo, Nikon! These are 600 × 450 pixel crops that vary in size to fit your browser window. This 100% all-content website's biggest source of support is when you use those or any of these links to approved sources when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you live. Nikon was able to integrate a lot of the technology from the mirrorless Z6 camera into the D780, which brings a whole new level of live view shooting, thanks to its hybrid autofocus system. You also can get it at eBay if you know How to Win at eBay. It's easy to enter my copyright text data (name, address, phone) using the touch screen. High ISOs do nothing to help here; the flash improves the quality of light rather than just the quantity. I set mine to ISO 51,200 because it looks fine if I need it. Ideally, you wouldn’t even have to open the menu except on rare occasions – instead, you’ll set as much as possible using these external controls to speed up the process. Personally I'd use a bellows and 105mm f/4 short-mount lens (see it on a bellows) and a film strip copying adapter so I can zoom-in if I prefer, at full resolution. It costs you nothing, and is this site's, and thus my family's, biggest source of support. Ideally update them to AI and they work great. Easy. This is just me; your preferences and results will vary. If I have a VR lens I set it to Auto Slow or Auto Slower, because I can hand-hold at even slower speeds. Manual exposure: x200 (1/200 flash sync speed) and whatever aperture works well with your strobe setup, typically f/22 for my setup. The Nikon D780 and the Nikon Z6 are two enthusiast cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2020 and August 2018. 1,920 × 1,080 at 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 or 23.976 FPS. Both cameras are equipped with a full frame sensor. Of course be sure you've downloaded all your pictures before formatting. The AUTO2 "keep warm lighting colors" limits the camera's ability to correct for tungsten light, leaving indoor shots to look warmer (more orange). I never shoot at defaults. 93 "The Nikon D780 a great DSLR and is an excellent choice of camera for anyone wedded to an optical viewfinder. This lets me shoot under flickering fluorescent, sodium, metal halide and dimmed LED lighting without the problem of random dark or off-color frames at high shutter speeds. Links If you haven't helped yet, please do, and consider helping me with a gift of $5.00. by cameraresources. Digital cameras used to lack the highlight dynamic range needed to show smooth sky colors around the sun, and now my images look glorious! Nasturtium, 9:17 AM, 07 February 2020. INFO and i buttons reversed (doesn't matter). Because the "P" is silent!). TIME exposure mode, but no timer displayed to count time (use the new Long Manual Exposures instead which do count-down on the top LCD). Color rendition is how pictures look in the real world. Offshored to Thailand; not made domestically in Japan. People have different tastes for everything; so just know that here is where you set how your pictures look. Edinburgh. Complete Images   Fine Detail Crops   Dark Detail Crops. It also prevents shots with pale yellows or oranges from being presumed to be under tungsten and made to look too blue. 3.5mm Mic-in jack with plug-in power overrides built-in mic. The touch screen works OK for typing in copyright text data. It only shoots at slower than this speed when it's shooting at the highest ISO just programmed above and the light gets even darker. If my picture is too light, I'll try -0.7, and if too dark, +0.7. My setup file has all this programing in it. Especially great are the D780's immediate low-light autofocus, and how well it handles highlight overload. Long Exposure NR has nothing to do with high ISO noise or grain. Set the lever to AF for Autofocus, and to M for manual focus. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24.3 megapixels. There is now a bogus "NC_FLLST.DAT" file in the DCIM folder along with your images. It also comes with the 24-120mm VR as a kit at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield. In AUTO and AF-C (or AF-A), AUTO will find and track a moving subject all over the finder! With Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-D (1986-today). This is the highest ISO to which the camera will set itself in Auto ISO as the light gets darker. I use the stores I do because they ship from secure remote warehouses where no one gets to touch your new camera before you do. Paradoxicallyt there is no similar option in MENU > MOVIE SHOOTING MENU (movie camera icon), so you can't record movies to Card 2, and likewise when you Save Menu Settigns they only save to Card 1. The orange LED lights while charging, and turns off when done. Also unlike any mirrorless camera, saving my settings to a card saves and recalls everything without forgetting anything. To 15 minutes in Manual mode, hallelujah! bigger or camera-original © JPG file. See D780 Lens Compatibility as covered at my D780 review for specifics, and also see Nikon Lens Compatibility for a broader overview. I shoot my iPhone for video, so I haven't tried this. Even at ISO 100 there is slightly less detail in the mesh fireplace grill. review Feb 18, 2020 at 15:27. There are two ways to format the cards. I leave it at AUTO, and my D780 usually finds the right subject, eyes and faces all automatically. You might want to set one of these for your studio setup with strobes. Nikon D850: $1,700. The D780 isn't smart enough to be able to do this in-camera. The D780 has an optional front-curtain electronic shutter mode to eliminate vibration at MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > d Shooting/display > d5 Electronic front-curtain shutter. ISO button now up by the shutter button while the Metering Mode button moves to the back of the camera. Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 44mm at f/16 hand-held at 1/50 at Auto ISO 110 (LV 13.5), exactly as shot in square-crop mode. Home I got my D780 body at B&H. This way when I accidentally delete a good image or format over a card before downloading it, I have the second card (card 2, the bottom one) with those images untouched. No mention of the availability of a battery grip. I release my shutter slowly for sharp shots; I don't jab my shutter button. Picture Controls set how the pictures look: sharpness, saturation, contrast, etc. ), Still autofocuses with all AF and AF-D lenses made since 1986! This page will teach you how to be an expert D780 operator, but this page can't teach you how to take great pictures. I get better results faster and easier with my iPhone. Ken. I got mine at B&H. In this mode the D780 slightly delays the shutter by a few milliseconds if it needs to so it doesn't shoot during the instant the lighting is dark. The other second-card options are Overflow (records to card 2 if card 1 gets full) or recording RAW to card 1 (top) and JPG to card 2 (bottom). There's an orange charge LED on the top left on the back marked "CHG.". If you see a flashing "fEE" in your finder, that means that your lens has an aperture ring and that it's not set to the smallest aperture (the largest number), usually in orange. At three- and four-digit ISOs the images from each of these three cameras are indistinguishable from each other. I always format a card when I put it in my D780 because it lowers the risk of any problems from anything that may have been corrupted while the card was out of the camera, or if the card was formatted for a different camera. (No Nikon Z camera can do this; the FTZ has no focus motor.). The Front-Curtain mode only shoots at up to 1/2,000, and only from ISO 50 ~ 51,200, so I don't use this mode unless I'm shooting long exposures with long lenses on a tripod. Modest Contemporary American Home at Dusk, 5:58 PM, 06 February 2020. In the CL (Continuous Low) mode you can set the frame rate to your choice of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 FPS at CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > d Shooting/display > d1 CL mode shooting speed. Gone are the rings around the sun that used to be a tell-tale defect in all digital camera photos of the sky or sunsets; the D780's images look just as they should; the first I've ever noticed in a digital camera. Alle Rechte vorbehalten. In the D780, the most detail is at ISO 50, and becomes softer at every higher ISO. In this section, We are going to illustrate Nikon D780 and Nikon D500 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Thank you! Feel free to selects a different default zoom level if you prefer. The Natural Light Auto setting is expecting light from the sun, so it doesn't correct for tungsten at all and it stays very orange. Now you'll have full color Matrix Metering and EXIF data! It's unlikely, but possible that US customs won't let your camera back in the country if you bought a gray-market version in the USA, carried it overseas, and try to bring it back in. (831.5 g) with battery and two cards, actual measured weight. To save all of your camera settings to your card, press: MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Save/load menu settings (at the bottom; not "Save user settings" at the top) > Save menu settings > OK. You can save that file to your computer and share it as you like. Once you're learned how to take better pictures, you'll be able to take great pictures with any camera. Contact, 03-04 March 2020, 06-08, 11, 26-27 February 2020, 05-07 January 2020, (old way; only use for exposures longer than 15 minutes), photography is all about seeing the picture in the first place, The D780 can work with most Nikon lenses made since 1959, almost all of which work great on the D780, Exposure Delay and Electronic Front Curtain tricks, Saving and Recalling Camera Menu Settings to & from a Card, use the settings of anyone else who's shared this file with you, update your copyright and contact information, virginal NCSET004.BIN from when I first got my new D780. The Nikon D780 is available now with an MSRP of $2,299.95 (the same price as the D750 in 2014), or as a kit with the AF-S 24-120mm F4G ED VR lens for $2,799.95. Always flawless color; these next three, as the above, are the exact colors that come right out of my D780 as deliverable JPGs, no editing, no RAW files or other dilly-dallying to get between delivering my images and getting on to the next job: Red Wall and Lamp, 8:53 AM, 07 February 2020. Superb Nikon image quality: better looking JPGs direct-from-camera than from Sony or Fuji if you demand the vivid colors I do. With lenses as slow as f/8, 11 AF points work. The box is completely unsealed. With Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G (2008-today). Workshops Nikon, you have fulfilled the dreams of a lot of Nikon cameras lovers. Single lets me pick just one sensor, and 3D lets me pick one sensor and then the camera moves it around the finder to track the subject. I prefer to use AUTO AF Area select, so long as it usually finds the correct subject and tracks it. While it look glorious in my studio photo above, in actual use it's smaller than I'd like, and unless you look at it from directly above as I've shown, the camera body cuts off the bottom of the LCD! At ISO 204,800 even the iron scrollwork is half gone. Focus stacking, or "Focus Shift Shooting," snaps a sequence of raw files with different focus distances. No 4:3 or 4:5 "Ideal Format" crop modes (only square, 16:9 and DX crops). There is no right or wrong; just whatever makes your picture look the way you want it. Live View with f/2 lens: LV -4 ~ +17; LV -6 ~ +17 in low-light AF mode. This should be an incentive to update your copyright and contact information, otherwise your photos will be marked with my information. This is set as a tweak inside any of the main picture controls. About I got mine at B&H. With Nikon F 5.8 cm f/1.4 (1959-1962), AI converted. I set this at MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > Image area > Viewfinder mask display > ON. Like all the other features in the D780, they are there because some people like them, but no one ever uses all the options. The D7000 was Nikon's most advanced camera at any price in 2010. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. The D780 has a resolution of 24.3 megapixels, whereas the D850 provides 45.4 MP. People start looking bad with too much saturation; just as often I leave it as 0. 29.265 oz. It also comes with the 24-120mm VR as a kit for $2,797 at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield. I don't use Nikon's AUTO Picture control, which does its best to guess what you're shooting and set itself accordingly. It won't do anything in your browser here and it won't open or run on your computer. This is Nikon's first full-frame DSLR in over two years, and it feels so much better using a real camera for a change rather than the pokey mirrorless excuses that have come out since the D850 in 2017. It's great people like you who allow me to keep adding to this site full-time. I rarely need to select anything other than AUTO 1 or NATURAL. Lenses for the 40-year-old prehistoric F3AF. Thanks! Nikon Z7: $1,400. Mine draws 478mA at 5V through a 99¢ USB-C cord and generic 5V USB charger. I shoot almost everything in Program exposure mode. Wide compatibility with tens of millions of Nikon lenses made for over 60 years. With my D780, it just goes and I get work done, instead of waiting in quiet desperation for firmware fixes that never come. Which of these is the best — for you — doesn't depend on anything technical like high ISOs or resolution. It has a … If you're in the USA and have a legal USA version, just phone Nikon at (800) NIKON-US and they'll walk you though whatever you need. Use whatever works for you; these are what works for me. © Ken Rockwell. Which is best for you depends on what you want to do with it in the first place. By ISO 3,200 the lines between the bricks in the back of the fireplace are starting to disappear. Losers! ISO 50  ~  204,800 in pull and push modes. I use VIVID for wild colors, and STANDARD for natural shots of people. The newest and easiest way is to enable the long shutter speeds at: MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > d Shooting/display > d6 Extended shutter speeds (M) > ON. 10-bit N-Log or HDR (Hybrid Log-Gamma) video. Press the red movie dot button and the rear trash button at the same time to format a card). All legitimate cameras come with printed warranty cards, even if you prefer to register online. Negative Digitizer is a selection in MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > f Controls > f2 Customize i menu. It's great people like you who allow me to keep adding to this site full-time. You'll need a Nikon 60mm f/2.8G Macro lens and ES-2 slide copying attachment #27192. a 55mm f/2.8 macro lens, PK-13 extension tube and Nikon ES-1 slide copying attachment. Thanks for helping me help you! If money matters, this D7000 is still your best buy in 2014. Home  Donate  New  Search  Gallery  Reviews  How‑To  Books  Links  Workshops  About  Contact, Nikon's Basic D780 PDF and Nikon's complete D780 Guide PDF, Intro   Free Live Help   Charging   Power Switch, Menus   Formatting Cards   Dual-Card Shooting, AF Settings   Focus Peaking   Focus Stacking, Exposure Compensation   Level   Finder Grid, Film Scanning   Playback   Instant Playback Zoom, U1 & U2 Modes   Save & Recall Menu Settings. We test out Nikon's newest addition to the DSLR family, their D780. Gallery That's why when you buy, or choose a Steinway for your tour as a Steinway Artist, you go to Steinway's Astoria factory and pick from among several samples of the same model which suits your style best. On the other hand, Nikon D750 has a 24.0MP Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor and features Expeed 4 processor. There are three of the usual AWB settings: AUTO0, AUTO1 and AUTO2, and a new Natural Light Auto setting. Monitor Brightness: I leave it at 0 indoors, and +5 outdoors. You can set these in the menus or by holding the WB button and turning the dials. If money mattered, I'd get the D750 and never look back. First Nikon DSLR ever with phase-detection live-view AF (Nikon 35mm SLRs have used phase-detection since at least 1986). No Prontor-Compur (PC) terminal; use a hot-shoe adapter for corded sync. To look at details, remembering that overall everything works better and faster on the D780 versus a mirrorless camera: The [ FORMAT ] marking between the movie and ISO buttons near the shutter release doesn't make clear to which of these two buttons it refers (hint: it's the red dot button. (755g) stripped. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. Search Nikon D780 has a 25.0MP Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor and features Expeed 6 processor. Set this at MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > d Shooting/display > d10 Framing grid display > ON. Set it there and the problem goes away. By default the D780 only deletes from card 1, the top card. I use AF-A mode, unless I know I'm shooting sports that session. I love that I can charge via USB-C; no more external charger needed even though one is included. The lock is electronic so you won't feel it when it's locked — it will just stop responding. It's like pianos: anyone can talk forever about how pianos are made, but to most ordinary players the subtle variations between different samples of a Steinway Model D are eclipsed by their own limitations in playing, but when you're a virtuoso even subtle differences become obvious to the seasoned master. If you need two cards for live backup to protect you from accidental deletions, card formatting and card errors, get the D780 or D750. The Mode Dial lock is a pain; taking three fingers or two hands to move the dial. If you have the program shifted and save it into U1 or U2, that setting recalls the shifted program. bigger. Ultimately you'll need whatever setup you prefer to rephotograph film. I'm pickier about color than almost anyone; I see things most people don't. The AUTO0 "keep white" setting allows the camera to correct more fully under tungsten light to let indoor shots look whiter (less orange). Nikon D780 (29.3 oz./830g with battery and one card, two SD slots, $2,297) and Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 AI-s. bigger. The D500 has a resolution of 20.7 megapixels, whereas the D780 provides 24.3 MP. To save your settings, first set everything about your camera however you like it (as I've explained above), then press: MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Save user settings > Save to U1 (or U2) > Save settings > OK. When you set it to Natural Light Auto, it knows there isn't any fluorescent light, and lets the leaves look green as they should. This is why Nikon added Natural Light Auto: green plants in shade are often confused with fluorescent lights, and the usual AWB will try to remove what it thinks is too much green, making greens duller and everything else too magenta (purple). You'll see a number on the top LCD or in the finder as you set this. How‑To To restore your D780 to those settings, or to use the settings of anyone else who's shared this file with you, either use your card with your settings or a card to which you've copied an NCSET004.BIN file from anywhere to the root card directory (not in any folder), put it in slot 1 (it doesn't work from slot 2) then press: MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Save/load menu settings > Load menu settings > OK. Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 32mm wide-open at f/3.8 hand-held at 1/8 of a second at Auto ISO 1,400 (LV 3.0), exactly as shot. Nikon USA enforces its trademarks strictly. You select this at MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > Image area > Choose image area > (choose one) > OK. As this page is copyrighted and formally registered, it is unlawful to make copies, especially in the form of printouts for personal use. Nikon D850's sensor provides 22MP more than Nikon D750's sensor, which gives a significant advantage in real life. Once shot, you have to process these in your computer using whatever software you prefer to composite them into a single image that has everything in focus. Fast autofocus for sports and action — worlds better than Nikon's mirrorless cameras. I buy only from these approved sources. The serial number on the card must match the serial number on the bottom of your camera, or you have no warranty. Fuji X-T3: $600. My iPhone focuses better and faster, has rock-like stabilization even hand-held (no gimbals needed) and has far better ability to capture highlights and shadows than any interchangeable lens camera I've ever tried; the physics of the iPhone's camera and the brilliance inside its firmware give it many advantages over larger cameras. The biggest help is when you use any of these links when you get anything. If you need a built-in flash, get the D750. TIME mode that keeps the shutter open until you press the shutter button again. This D780 is a new take on Nikon's most popular FX DSLR, 2014's D750. Set up your My Menu menu at MENU > MY MENU (checkmark icon) > Add items. This is why I never buy anyplace other than from my personally approved sources. Autofocus modes are set with the lever and little button near the bottom of the lens mount as shown above. Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 200mm wide-open at f/5.6 hand-held at 1/25 of a second at Auto ISO 51,200 (LV 0.6), as shot. I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon or at Crutchfield. Set this at MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control/Maximum sensitivity. If money matters and you're mostly a stills shooter or don't want to carry an external flash for use for critical fill-flash, get today's deeply discounted D750. Charges via USB-C, and comes with Nikon's usual dorky MH-25a charger. Autofocus is fast and sure in any light. I very much prefer how my pictures look from my Nikons over the colors I get from my Fujis and Sonys for the sorts of crazy things I shoot. Auto ISO programs the camera to set ISO automatically based on lighting and your lenses. These are set on the bottom ring of the top left dial. What you can't see is that all these images have more detail than I could see with my naked eye at the time; the D780, even with a slow lens, is more sensitive to light than my own two eyes! Oddly they are not displayed in minutes, but instead as long numbers of seconds, up to 900 seconds. (The Z6, Z7 and Sony A7R Mk IV erase the contents of their memory modes when you recall from a card, making this feature nearly useless in those half-finished mirrorless fiascoes! By ISO 6,400 the mesh grill is mostly gone. I ignore all the other AF area mode settings like group, d9 and etc. Nikon D780 24.5 MP Full Frame DSLR Camera (1618) - Accessory Bundle - with Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB Card + Additional ENEL15 Battery + Nikon Case + Cleaning Set + … Sun Setting into the Sea, 5:28 PM, 06 February 2020. Reviews Often if you forget to hit OK the D780 will ignore you. I never use the 16: 9 crop, but use whatever you want. The D780 can correct for any or all of distortion, diffraction and falloff, any of which you may turn ON or OFF. AUTO AF-AREA MODE usually works wonders picking the right AF areas all by itself, or you can use the rear controller manually, but you can't use a finger on the rear LCD while looking through the viewfinder to select them as is common today on mirrorless. Touch screen works great for entering text and data and working menus, much better than Sony. In the USA, be sure your box has a "US" after "D780 BK" above the UPC code. If I had to reset these by had every time I walked into my studio or back out in the world, I'd forget half of them and blow the first shots I made each time. To a master, the subtle details are everything, just like subtle differences in color rendition between different brands of camera. There is no indication of charge percentage while charging. Battery now rated 2,260 shots, up from 1,230 in the D750, but the lack of flash is one of the big reasons behind that. The D780 is for someone who wants the best features of both mirrorless and a DSLR in the same camera, and is willing to pay for it and forgo a built-in flash. Nikon D780 (29.3 oz./830g with battery and one card, two SD slots, $2,297) and Noct-NIKKOR 58mm f/1.2 AI-s. bigger. The Nikon D780, which is available as a body only or with an AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR zoom, is a refinement over the D750 on a number of counts, including advanced features previously reserved for Nikon’s flagship DSLR and newer mirrorless offerings. bigger. It allows the camera to correct from about 10,000 K to 5,000 K on the amber/blue axis, and doesn't let it vary much on the green/magenta axis. The Natural Light Auto setting can look better (warmer) in shade or indoors lit by window light, and also prevents the camera from confusing green subjects or plants in shade with fluorescent light so these shots stay green instead of turning too purple. Also see How to Shoot Sequences with Flash and How to Shoot Sports. I find my D780 matches the colors and tones I get from all my other modern Nikons introduced since 2007. Search By ISO 12,800 the bricks in the back of the fireplace are gone. The hand grip is a bit skinny, and otherwise fits my big American hands. If you wish to make a printout for personal use, you are granted one-time permission only if you PayPal me $5.00 per printout or part thereof. (The serial number on the box doesn't have to match, but if it doesn't it means you bought from a shady dealer who took cameras out of boxes and then resold them as new.). The brightest setting of +5 is great for use outdoors: it's bright but not washed out as in earlier cameras. I usually leave exposure compensation at 0. MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > Focus shift shooting. Press the little unlock button and turn the dial to P. This lets the camera pick the same apertures and shutter speeds I would have, but it does it for me faster so I can concentrate on what really matters: what's in my picture. When I do this their thumbnails also appear much bigger in my sorting program, speeding my workflow. I see no need to wait around for the camera to make dark-frame exposures, at least with 4-minute exposures. $2,297 at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H and at Crutchfield. If a gray market version saves you $1,000 it may be worth it, but for $200 or less I wouldn't risk having no warranty or support. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. If I set 5 FPS or faster I often get two shots by the time I remove my finger. 29.330 oz. On Nikon's fancier cameras like the D5, D6 and D850 I have to stop and fiddle in idiotic "Shooting Menus" and in "Settings Menus" to do what happens with one click on my D780, ensuring I get my shot as conditions change rapidly. Not shown here is that for sunsets, Natural Light Auto keeps sunsets and warm afternoon light looking like sunsets and afternoon light, leaving everything in its warm brilliance. This matters when you shoot multiple cameras (or this camera and an iPhone) and then sort all the images based on capture time to compare the similar views of each scene. I rarely change aperture or shutter speed or ISO directly. For action, sports and moving things, get the D780 or D750. Does it manage to do both well? If you wish to make a printout for personal use, you are granted one-time permission only if you PayPal me $5.00 per printout or part thereof. Use regular AUTO1 most of the time, and especially under artificial light, and consider using Natural Light Auto in under natural light. bigger. To see a level in the finder, press MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > f Controls > f3 Custom controls > select a control button you'd like to use for the level > and then select "Viewfinder Virtual Horizon.". All mirrorless attempts at this easy function today have failed: the Nikon Z6, Z7 and Sony A7R Mk IV all forget and reset their shooting memories when you recall settings from a card! I change Auto ISO Minimum Shutter Speed depending on my subject and that makes all the other settings optimize themselves the same way I would manually. Thanks! ), Still has full-aperture Matrix metering and focussing with AI manual focus lenses! Use the Self Timer (set on the top left dial) or the Exposure Delay mode and you don't need to use a release cord. This D780 User's Guide will teach you tricks and secrets to get the most from your D780, however photography is all about seeing the picture in the first place, not simply how to operate a camera. Reviews Rubbery plastic: Grip coverings, front and rear control dials and connector crappy flaps. Explicit details at Nikon Lens Compatibility. In the D780, the most detail is at ISO 50, and becomes softer at every higher ISO. The Nikon D780 and the Nikon D850 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2020 and July 2017. If snapping people, I set 1/125 for Minimum Shutter Speed as that keeps them sharp. It autofocuses with every Nikon autofocus lens made since 1986. The D780 can work with most Nikon lenses made since 1959, if you want it to: With Nikon F 5.8 cm f/1.4 (1959-1962), AI converted. ISO AUTO, range 100 - 51,200, Auto ISO slowest shutter speed AUTO (or AUTO Slower with a VR lens). Art is not the duplication of reality; art is the expression of imagination. S - t - e - r - e - O microphone built in. March 2020   Better Pictures   Nikon Reviews   Nikon Lenses   Nikon Flash   All Reviews.

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