Nikon D80 settings

The D80 was a classic.  Here are the settings I used.

Playback Menu Custom Settings Continued
Playback Folder all autobracket ord default
Rotate Tall off Command Dials off
Shooting Menu Function Button spot metering
Optimize Image Custom (although if you’d like a simpler operation and willing to give up control, utilizing one of the other appropriate settings will work well.  Normal, softer, vivid portrait, will set image sharpening, tone comp, color mode, saturation and hue for you). Illumination On

Image Quality Fine AE-L/AF-L AF
Image Size L (medium if you don’t plan onmaking prints bigger than 8×10) AE Lock off
White Balance Direct sunlight when outside, flash with flash, pre-set when indoors with artificial or unusual lighting focus area
Long Exp NR off (on when exposure is longer than 1 sec) AF Area Illumination On
High ISO NR normal (high when ISO 1600 or higher) Built-in Flash
TTL or commander when using wireless TTL system.
ISO 100 outside and in studio, 400 with flash, 400-800 outdoor sports, 1600-3200 indoor or nightime sports Flash shutter speed 1/30
Image Sharpening normal Auto FP on
Tone Compensation normal Modeling Flash off
Color Mode mode 2 AdobeRGB for publication and home printing. sRGB if you’re using a lab to have prints made.  sRGB1 for people, sRGB3 for nature and more saturated colors.

Monitor Off 20s
Hue Adjustment 0

Auto meter-off 6s
Saturation normal Self-timer 10s
Multiple Exposure off unless in use Remote on duration 1m
Exp delay mode off unless, long exposure on tripod
Custom Settings MB-D80 batteries whatever you are using
Restores default settings

Off Setup Menu
AF Area Mode Dynamic Area Format —-
Center AF Area Normal Zone CSM/Setup Menu


AF-assist off World time set accurately on first use
No Memory Card Lock Video Mode ntsc
Image Review on USB M
ISO Auto off LCD Brightness -1
Grid Display on Mirror Lockup
only for cleaning
Viewfinder Warning on Language En (whatever you speak)
EV Step 1/3 Image Comment On- input your name
Exposure Comp off File No. Sequence
Center-weighted 8mm Firmware Version
A1.01  B1.01
Auto Bkt set AE & Flash Auto Image Rotation on
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