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Adding Auto ISO settings to "My Menu"

Discussion in 'Nikon FX DSLR Forum' started by tfboy, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. tfboy

    tfboy

    734
    Aug 22, 2008
    Berkshire, UK
    Apparently, it can be done, but I'm having a mental breakdown here and can't get it working. :redface:

    Go to My Menu and Add

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    Then Shooting Menu

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    Then ISO Sensitivity Settings

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    Which brings me here:

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    Now if I select ISO Sensitivity auto control (the highlighted item), that gets added to My Menu, but I only get the option to turn it on or off.

    The other sub-settings are what I really want: Max sensitivity and Minimum shutter speed. But I can't select those: if I try, I get a "This item can not be used in "MY MENU" popup"

    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: 
     
  2. Rob T

    Rob T

    870
    Aug 27, 2008
    SoCal
    That really is odd. I would delete my ISO control from "my menu" and try to add it back to go through the steps, but now you have me worried that I might not be able to figure it out! :eek: 

    Unless someone else here can figure it out, I recommend calling Nikon support. I had an issue with my bracketing menu that I could not figure out for the life of me. I called Nikon support and they walked me through it. Somehow I messed up a button somewhere by accident and it had to be cleared.

    You might try doing a complete "reset" and see if that works.

    Can you show a picture of what your "my menu" looks like after you add the ISO auto control to it?
     
  3. my D90 does the same, it really sucks, because i change that A LOT
     
  4. If I recall correctly you only add the Auto ISO on/off to "My Menu" and not the settings. This question has come up a lot on various forums.
     
  5. StinkyD

    StinkyD

    508
    Nov 29, 2008
    Utah
    I also have the same issue and have not found a work-around (yet).
     
  6. tfboy

    tfboy

    734
    Aug 22, 2008
    Berkshire, UK
    Rob, if you're sure you have the sub setting in My Menu, don't touch them. Looks like your D700 is special!!! :eek: 

    Can I swap yours for mine? Low shutter count, mint condition :tongue:
     
  7. Xavier (& Rob), I just tried this on my D300. I have the same problem as you if I follow the exact same steps you describe - only the ON/OFF sub-menu will be added to My Menu.

    But if I stop right here at ISO Sensitivity Settings and press OK without going into the sub-menu, the whole ISO Sensitivity Settings meny is added to My Menu!

    I think this is quite cryptic on Nikon's behalf, since the arrow seems to indicate that you need to go to the sub-menu before you can press OK - but this is not so, just try it out :smile:

    Cheers

    Mike
     
  8. Rob T

    Rob T

    870
    Aug 27, 2008
    SoCal
    We have a winnah!

    I believe that this is your answer Xavier.
     
  9. tfboy

    tfboy

    734
    Aug 22, 2008
    Berkshire, UK
    I've yet to try it (at work and stupidly left camera in hotel room), so for the moment, Mike, you are an honorary star, hero, sir and a gentleman :biggrin:
     
  10. yes, this is correct. thats how i got it working on my D700. i had the same problem at first though.
     
  11. whoo ohh thanks i'll do that soon as my camera is back

    can some try this on the D90 ?
     
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  12. StinkyD

    StinkyD

    508
    Nov 29, 2008
    Utah
    ...running to other room to get camera...
     
  13. StinkyD

    StinkyD

    508
    Nov 29, 2008
    Utah
    thanks!
     
  14. splitpin

    splitpin

    654
    Jul 29, 2009
    England
    brilliant that works but its so clever once you work it out

    same with the flash control etc.

    you can load the 4 options or just [say] the commander mode so less clicks to get where you want
     
  15. Rob T

    Rob T

    870
    Aug 27, 2008
    SoCal
    Get back to your room already and let us know if it works!
     
  16. Nice!!! Thanks everyone for the input! I'll add it to My Menu.
     
  17. tfboy

    tfboy

    734
    Aug 22, 2008
    Berkshire, UK
    Uhm, completely forgot when I got back to my room, but that was because it was 5am after a lengthy and scary night shift upgrading database controllers for a broadcaster which can't afford downtime and go off-air! :eek: 

    Now at TXL waiting for my flight. Just tried it and :cool:  Only slight thing is that it's only the menu heading, you still have to go into it to change the settings, and as I don't have that much on My Menu, it would be nice to have the options detailed at the top level.

    Still, it's very nice to have this and certainly a lot quicker than delving into the deep menu structure to get to the items you want. :smile:
     
  18. It's nice to see that this works on the D700 and I was able to help out a few folks :smile:

    Cheers

    Mike
     
  19. Rob T

    Rob T

    870
    Aug 27, 2008
    SoCal
    Glad it worked for you. You are correct, you still have to go into the main menu heading for Auto ISO to get to the setting for ISO and Shutter Speed range.

    Well done Mike. :cool: 
     
  20. heiko

    heiko

    May 15, 2005
    Israel
    Many thanks for this help! I've set it up in My Menu. Since I have the Fn button set to go to the first entry in My Menu, which is Auto ISO On/Off, I have a convenient way to reach the menu via the Fn button. I also added some flash options, like minimum shutter speed and flash mode (commander, etc.), as well as the AF-C focusing modes and delay so now I got quick access to the stuff I need.
    Again thanks for this great help - it cleared up my mind on how to use the My Menu.
     
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