D3 set up

Discussion in 'Nikon FX DSLR' started by Dale Miller, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Dale Miller

    Dale Miller

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    Jun 9, 2008
    California
    Just got my new D3 yesterday. I have been shooting Canon for many years now so all of this is a bit different for me. I shoot rodeos and only rodeos so I hoped I could get some recomendations on the set up of this camera.
     
  2. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    make sure you set AFC Focus to Release+Focus
    the D3's shutter will jam if you leave the setting on just Focus. You should not get many oof shots with release+focus even though it seems like you might...

    now this is a recomendation from the V1 firmware...i haven't updated yet
     
  3. StephanieHelen

    StephanieHelen

    Jun 9, 2006
    I used my D3 at a rodeo, not a 'real' one but the closest I came to one.

    I was very pleased with the performance, though I was quite excited to see my first rodeo and surely moved a lot, the camera was superb and nailed the shots in spite of me! :biggrin: