Nikon D700 settings

These are the D700 settings I usually use.  Past performance is no guarantee of future return.


Playback Folder- all

Display Mode- check highlight only

Image Review- off

After Delete- show next

Rotate Tall- off



File Naming- something that identifies you or the camera.

Slot 2- Varies depending on situation. All 3 options can be valid but I usually shoot overflow or backup.

Image Quality- Your choice JPG Fine or Raw preferred.

Image Size- Large

Image Area- Auto DX Crop on

JPEG Compression- Optimal

NEF Recording- 14-bit, lossless compressed.

White Balance- appropriate for your shooting situation.

Set Picture Control- Standard, with Saturation dialed down one increment for shoooting people. Vivid for shooting landscapes.

Color Space- AdobeRGB. sRGB if large amounts of prints from commercial lab are to be made.

Active D-Lighting- Off unless needed for contrasty situations.

Vignette Control- off, except with 70-200mm, then on Low.

Long Exp NR- Off unless needed shooting in contrasty situations. Then low or normal.

High ISO NR- Low

ISO Sensitivity- As low as practical. Excellent quality achievable up to 4000. Usable up to 6400.

Live view mode- handheld

Multiple exposure- off

Interval timer shooting- off


LCD Brightness-0

Video Mode- NTSC


Image Comment-on add your name here

Auto Image Rotation-on

Audio Output- via speaker


Image Authentication-off

Copyright information- Input your name and copyright date.

Firmware Version- check for current firmware.


RETOUCH MENU- use to your heart’s content.


MY MENU- set up the menu items you use the most. These are the items in my, my menu.

Battery Info

Set Picture Control

Active D-Lighting

Slot 2


AF-C Priority- Release

AF-S Priority- Focus

Dynamic AF Area-51

Focus Tracking with lock-on-normal

AF Activation-off (AF-on only)

AF point illumination-on

Focus point wrap around-off

AF point selection-AF51

Built-in AF assist illuminator-off

AF-ON for MB-D110- AF-ON

ISO step value- 1/3

EV steps- 1/3

EV comp/fine tune- 1/3

Easy expsoure com.- ON Auto reset

Center-weighted area- 12mm

Fine tune optimal exposure-no

Shutter release AE-L-off

Auto meter off- 8secs

Self-timer delay- 10secs

Monitor off delay:
Playback-20 secs
, Menus-20 secs, Shooting Info-10secs, Image Review-4secs

Beep -OFF!

Viewfinder grid display-on

Screen tips-on

CL Shooting speed- 3fps

Max continuous release- 100

File Number Sequence- ON!

Shooting info display- Auto

LCD illumination-off

Exposure delay mode- off

MB-D10- not applicable unless using AA’s

Battery order- use MB-D10 first

Flash sync speed -1/320 auto fp

Flash shutter speed- 1/30

Flash control for built-in flash- ttl when using built in flash for exposure

Modeling Flash- off

Auto Bracketing Set- AE

Auto Bracketing Mode M- flash/speed

Bracketing order- under>mtr>over

LCD Illuminator siwtch- both

Multi selector center button- shooting mode:select center focus point. Playback mode- zoom on/off medium magnification.

Multi selector-off do nothing

Photo info/playback- off, info up/down, playback left/right

Assign Function Button- Func button press-spot metering. Func button+dials-choose image area.

Assign Preview Button- Preview button press-bracketing burst. Preview+command-none.

Assign AE-L/AF-L- AE-L/AF-L button-AE/AF lock. AE-L/AF-L+command dials- none.

Customize Command dials- reverse rotaion and change main/sub: off. Aperture setting on: sub-command dial. Menus and playback on.

Release button to use dial- off

No Memory Card-lock

Reverse Indicators- minus on left, plus on right.

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