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. This is why I never buy anyplace other than from my personally approved sources. If you find this page as helpful as a book you might have had to buy or a workshop you may have had to take, feel free to help me continue helping everyone. The D780 adds two-stops (four times) higher ISOs, more battery life, USB charging and various video, autofocus and Live View features, but removes the built-in flash. Which is best for you depends on what you want to do with it in the first place. Tous droits réservés. Just like packages of ice cream that kids open, lick and put back in store freezer sections or mouthwash that's been gargled and put it back on the store shelf, there is no way to know if anyone else has been fiddling with your camera or lens, swapping parts and accessories, or even if it's a dropped, returned, damaged or used lens or camera. Real-world color rendition has nothing to do with color accuracy measured in a lab. Movies only record to one card at a time (card 1 or card 2), and settings only save to and recall from card 1. Unlike mirrorless, everything works instantly; there's no delay or waiting for anything. Autofocus is fast and sure in any light. People have different tastes for everything; so just know that here is where you set how your pictures look. This is typical for Nikon DSLRs. You get the idea: set everything about your camera, then save it to U1 or U2 so you always can get right back to in in a click. As you've seen at Sample Images, I can wander around in the dark with my slow Nikon 28-300mm VR and shoot anything I can see, handheld. It also comes with the 24-120mm VR as a kit 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. This is much better than average, but every sample is different. Donate (840 g) with battery and card; 26.7 oz. Nikon D780 has external dimensions of 144 x 116 x 76 mm (5.67 x 4.57 x 2.99″) and weighs 840 g (1.85 lb / 29.63 oz) (including batteries). 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. USA versions include two printed manuals, one in English y uno en español. bigger. HDR mode: This is where I turn the HDR mode on and off. These only save to and recall from card 1. Cost aside, I'd get this new D780 for its better low-light high-ISO performance and I'll just have to be sure my SB-400 is always on top. 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. (The Nikon Z6, Z7 and Sony A7R Mk IV erase these settings as you recall them from a card, making this feature not as useful on those sorry cameras!). With Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G (2008-today). Thanks! bigger or camera-original © file. Both cameras offer a resolution of 24.3 megapixels. Once programmed, just hold the unlock button in the middle of the dial and select either U1 or U2, and voilà, everything about the camera programmed into that position is recalled. Nasturtium, 9:17 AM, 07 February 2020. Set it there and the problem goes away. INFO and i buttons reversed (doesn't matter). 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. 93 "The Nikon D780 a great DSLR and is an excellent choice of camera for anyone wedded to an optical viewfinder. 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. It looks great without this and saves me from waiting around long periods of time while the camera makes duplicate dark-frame exposures. I never use the 16: 9 crop, but use whatever you want. 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. Optional By default the D780 only deletes from card 1, the top card. 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. Click any for the camera-original © LARGE FINE JPG files: Click any for the camera-original © LARGE FINE JPG files (about 15 MB each). 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. If this is my biggest complaint, this is a very good camera! Gallery The AUTO2 "keep warm lighting colors" limits the camera's ability to correct for tungsten light, leaving indoor shots to look warmer (more orange). Live View with f/2 lens: LV -4 ~ +17; LV -6 ~ +17 in low-light AF mode. I got mine at B&H. TIME mode that keeps the shutter open until you press the shutter button again. How‑To 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. Set this at MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control/Minimum shutter speed. Far better than any mirrorless camera or the crummy FTZ adapter, the D780 is compatible with every Nikon SLR and DSLR lens made since 1977. Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 × 2,160 (when quality is fixed at high) and 1,920 × 1,080 slow-motion (when quality is fixed at normal). Be sure to read all my articles at How to Take Better pictures, especially the classics like F. A  R. T. and What Makes a Great Photo. bigger. If you find this page as helpful as a book you might have had to buy or a workshop you may have had to take, feel free to help me continue helping everyone. It has a green LED backlight if you twist the power lever to the ☀ position. This is because when our eyes adapt to the dark, we tend to prefer images that are too dark on the LCD. The new Natural Light Auto setting is specifically for shooting under natural light, which means light from the sun either directly, under clouds or shade, or indoors as lit from a window without other lights. 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. You'll see a number on the top LCD or in the finder as you set this. I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon or at Crutchfield. Peaking does not show in autofocus mode, unless you both hold the shutter or AF-ON button and move a manual-focus ring for manual focus override at the same time. See also Best Full-Frame Lenses covered at Best Nikon Lenses. Now you'll have full color Matrix Metering and EXIF data! Touch screen works great for entering text and data and working menus, much better than Sony. If you don't have this card, if the card doesn't say "www.nikonusa.com/register" or the serial number on the card doesn't match the one on your camera exactly, you got ripped off with a gray market version from another country. Especially great are the D780's immediate low-light autofocus, and how well it handles highlight overload. 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. Set the lever to AF for Autofocus, and to M for manual focus. Negative Digitizer is a selection in MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > f Controls > f2 Customize i menu. I shoot my iPhone for video, so I haven't tried this. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. By ISO 25,600 the minute marks are mostly gone. The orange LED lights while charging, and turns off when done. The most amazing new thing about my D780 is that I can photograph a sunset and the sky looks natural, with no weird colored rings in the sky around the sun. Great news is that manual exposures of 60 seconds or longer are counted-down on the top LCD! 29.265 oz. We test out Nikon's newest addition to the DSLR family, their D780. These places always have the best prices and service, which is why I've used them since before this website existed. You will need to update your information in three places: MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Image Comment and MENU > SETUP > Copyright information for both Artist and Copyright. 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. By ISO 6,400 most of the detailed scrollwork between the clock numbers is gone. If you need a built-in flash, get the D750. Set this at MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Monitor Brightness. instantly. Everyone has different tastes for people photos, so feel free to experiment with the PORTRAIT setting if you like for people. Be sure to set the Quiet or Quiet Continuous modes on the top left dial for this to work. ISO 50 is a "pull" ISO, and thus has more highlight contrast. If you want a camera that responds instantly to everything and has fast autofocus, get the D780 or D750. I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon or at Crutchfield, or used at eBay if you know How to Win at eBay. If I set 5 FPS or faster I often get two shots by the time I remove my finger. 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. LV -3 ~ +20 (no lens specified) in Matrix and Center weighted. Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 78mm wide-open at f/5 hand-held at 1/40 at Auto ISO 5,000 (LV 4.3), exactly as shot. Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 82mm wide-open at f/5 hand-held at 1/50 of a second at Auto ISO 9,000 (LV 3.8). 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. There is no right or wrong; just whatever makes your picture look the way you want it. With my D780, it just goes and I get work done, instead of waiting in quiet desperation for firmware fixes that never come. I never shoot at defaults. bigger. Often I want to shoot square images. Ideally update them to AI and they work great. 1191. 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. The data is backlit with white LEDs, and the flash bolt is orange. + means brighter, and - is darker, Easy. It also comes with the 24-120mm VR as a kit for $2,797 at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H or at Crutchfield. AC adapters EH-5d, EH-5c or EH-5b and EP-B5 power connector. I set mine to ISO 51,200 because it looks fine if I need it. Press the red movie dot button and the rear trash button at the same time to format a card). bigger or camera-original © JPG file. Better than any Nikon mirrorless camera, the D780 has two card slots, and they're for world-standard SD cards, not QXD or other expensive boutique frou-frou cards you can't find anywhere. Sunset Palms, 5:28 PM, 06 February 2020. New I ignore all the other AF area mode settings like group, d9 and etc. You select this at MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > Image area > Choose image area > (choose one) > OK. With lenses as slow as f/8, 11 AF points work. 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. This is magnificent performance. How to Use the D780's Auto White Balance Settings. ISO AUTO, range 100 - 51,200, Auto ISO slowest shutter speed 1/125. At three- and four-digit ISOs the images from each of these three cameras are indistinguishable from each other. bigger or camera-original © JPG file. 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. Thanks! 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. Set MENU > CUSTOM SETTING MENU (pencil icon) > f Controls > f4 OK button > Playback Mode > Zoom on/off > 100%. Set Auto ISO at MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control : ON. MENU > PHOTO SHOOTING MENU (camera icon) > Role played by card in slot 2 > Backup. If you screw up or hate my settings, you can reset your camera at: MENU > SETUP MENU (wrench icon) > Reset all settings. Auto ISO is fully functional, with ±2 stops of shift in the automatically-selected minimum shutter speeds. Nikon D780 has a 25.0MP Full frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor and features Expeed 6 processor. Manual exposure: x200 (1/200 flash sync speed) and whatever aperture works well with your strobe setup, typically f/22 for my setup. 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 recommend them all personally. Losers! 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. There are three of the usual AWB settings: AUTO0, AUTO1 and AUTO2, and a new Natural Light Auto setting. 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 + … Nikon does not seal its boxes in any way, so never buy at retail or any other source not on my personally approved list since you'll have no way of knowing if you're missing accessories, getting a defective, damaged, returned, non-USA, store demo or used camera. Below are 600 × 450 pixel crops from the full images that vary in size to fit your browser window. I would put the Minimum Shutter Speed setting for Auto ISO in my My Menu, but the D780 won't let us do that. Both are DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) cameras that are based on an APS-C (D500) and a full frame (D780) sensor. The laser-cut matte screen is optimized for lenses of f/2. Most people prefer the default AUTO1 setting. I recommend them all personally. It finds their eye or eyes, focuses and tracks them all around as they move of breathe. If shooting sports, I set 1/500 or 1/1,000 for Minimum Shutter Speed as that keeps runners and other sports action sharp. Depending on what I shoot, I might set either U1 or U2 to any of these: ISO AUTO, range 100 - 51,200, Auto ISO slowest shutter speed1/500 (or 1/1,000). The D780 has a resolution of 24.3 megapixels, whereas the D850 provides 45.4 MP. I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon or at Crutchfield, or used at eBay if you know How to Win at eBay. Regular ISO to 51,200 and push ISO to 204,800. Art is not the duplication of reality; art is the expression of imagination. Auto White Balance works great. At ISO 204,800 even the iron scrollwork is half gone. 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. I always use two SD cards, setting my D780 to record the same thing to both of them. I often use the as-shot crop modes, and select them with a function button. Like all the other features in the D780, they are there because some people like them, but no one ever uses all the options. I got mine at B&H. Use regular AUTO1 most of the time, and especially under artificial light, and consider using Natural Light Auto in under natural light. Much better than I had expected, the D780 is still fully compatible with manual focus lenses. Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, AF-assist for multi-area AF (viewfinder photography), unified … Nikon D780, Nikon 28-300mm VR at 52mm wide-open at f/4.5 hand-held at 1/13 of a second at Auto ISO 22,800 (LV 0.2), split-toned print. I find my D780 matches the colors and tones I get from all my other modern Nikons introduced since 2007. If you need to see how the pictures is going to look before you take the pictures, get the Z6. The biggest help is when you use any of these links when you get anything. I got my D780 body at B&H. No news here; this is excellent. 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. If you haven't helped yet, please do, and consider helping me with a gift of $5.00. What's new and how it compares Buy only from the approved sources I use myself for the best prices, service, return policies and selection. Digital cameras used to lack the highlight dynamic range needed to show smooth sky colors around the sun, and now my images look glorious! As this page is copyrighted and formally registered, it is unlawful to make copies, especially in the form of printouts for personal use. 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. You'll notice when you delete an image you can delete it from both cards, but only if you choose that option. While new home security cameras, $5 CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays and bottles of milk and drinking water are sealed and quite obvious if anyone's opened them, paradoxically Nikon doesn't bother sealing anything, so your only insurance is to buy only from a trusted online dealer. By ISO 102,400 all the detail is gone from the clock face, leaving only the numbers. Hold the AF MODE Button and turn the front dial to select how the many AF Areas are used (single-point, group, auto select, 3D tracking, etc.). 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