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Nikon D750 Fast Start

Lesson 9 of 16

Nikon D750 Menu: Playback


Nikon D750 Fast Start

Lesson 9 of 16

Nikon D750 Menu: Playback


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Nikon D750 Menu: Playback

So we have gone through the entire outside of camera top bomb sides and so forth and now is time to dive into the menu system. So if you remember that the class you do get the pdf and on the back towards the back, what is his page? Six and seven find us in here way have pdf and what we're going to be doing this going, going through this entire list? Yes, I know this seems really boring, but it actually we want to get our cameras set up there's a lot of things we don't need to worry about coming back in here, so we're going to going to setting up the cameron, so I recommend having the camera out going through the menu and making these changes as we go right through the class. Now in general, I view all these items and put them all in three different categories. The first category are things that you don't care about and will have no impact on your foot hard fi there's a lot of little customizing things in here that are nit picky to people who don't care, but for other people they're lik...

e, oh, I can change that that's awesome, the second type of item is something that you're going to want to change. Once and just leave it there the rest of the time you own that camera just for your type of photography. The third type is the type that you need to stay aware of, and those are the ones that you want to come back and change from time to time back and forth because when we get to the end this menu, we have something called my menu and in my menu you could put a few of your favorite items in there so that you can change them a little bit more quickly and you don't have to hunt them down in the menu system. So what we're gonna do is we're just going to go through the list, uh, reasonably quickly, as we can explaining these items as we move along the way so you might want to have your notes open to that page, have your hands on the camera and let's get started into the menu system, so hit the menu button on the back left of the camera and you're going to get into the menu system where you are. Well, it depends on where you last word on the menu, but you're going to be using the control pad on the back of the camera to navigate around, and what nikon has done is it has organized, is all the information into different tabs or groupings, and each of these are fairly well logically ordered by nikon, in my opinion, I don't have a lot of complaints about him, but the one thing that you do need to be aware of is that when you go to one of these tabs, there is often a long list of information and what you'll need to do is you'll need to use a scroll bar or you'll need to be aware of the scroll bar going up and down and where it is in the frame because sometimes you'll only see the top one quarter of what is in that particular file. And so just be aware that just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not in there, you just got to scroll down by using the up or the down arrow keys on that little control pat on the back of the camera. So if everyone would hit menu and you'll go left to go up and down up into the menu system, we're going to go to the playback folder and then you go right to kind of enter into that folder we can start going through the items in there first off the delete this is the same as the garbage can on the back of the button on the back of the camera, and the only difference here is that if you did want to individually delete a lot of pictures, there's going to be a little less a button pressing by using this delete option than the one on the back side of the camera but the one of the back is just a little bit quicker when you're just wanting to delete one or two photos playback folder I highly recommend changing this to all and this is because the camera as it comes from the factory is currently set to on lee look at images that have been shot by this camera so let's just say that you have another digital camera you take a memory card from that camera plug it in here it will not recognize it into you select all and this is I think a little bit of a safety thing that will prevent you from deleting pictures that you didn't even see or didn't realize that were on that memory card next up moving down to hide image if you wanted to hide the image and the reason that you might want to that is if you were doing a slide show and you only wanted to show a grouping of certain images in your slide show you could potentially hide it next up is playback display options we mentioned this earlier in the class and I highly recommend going into this mode and checking off all of the boxes and so when you do go in here to check off all the boxes, you have to kind of figure out how nikon likes to have their buttons pressed. And so if you highlight a particular feature to select it, you will go right and that will check the box off and so if you can see me on my camera here selected I go to the right it checks it off, I go down, I select the next one and in this case I'm selecting all of these and then when I'm done, I'm going to hit the ok button and that's going to kick me back to the next menu and then it's going to be set so what's gonna happen if I play back an image in here a little bit better and let's go find in it or interesting image okay, there we go and if I hit up I get a straight image only I go up again, I get some information, more information going up up against shows me my s o shutter speed aperture and there what lands what aperture lands, what focal length and then I get to see my history graham I talk about history, ramzan, my fundamentals class and my starter kit class. I'm not going to worry about explaining it here, but it's a great way of judging exposure and so if I go up again then I get back to just the highlights which this doesn't have any overblown highlights which is good and then I get back to seeing what focusing point I chose and then back to just a plain, simple straight view with no information, and so I recommend checking off all of those to start with, and then if you really don't use him, you could go back and unchecked them a little bit later on one of the things that the highlights will do is if you turn that on is it will show you ooh pixels that are overexposed. And so this is a problem when you are shooting in certain types of conditions where you might have very bright lights or lots of reflection, and this is just a warning that you have probably over exposed or just possibly exposed. It really depends on the exact photo and so nice little thing to check out in some types of suit shooting situations. The camera has to card slots, and so you could be shooting with one card at some point later on, put a second card into the second slot and copy images from the first card to the second card. Nice feature to have if you want to do a manual backup like this out in the field before cameras had two cards like this, you would have to literally download the information to a computer or plug in to drives into a computer to do it so it's nice to be able to do it straight in the camera image review most people are going to want to leave this turned on, and this is because when you take a picture you want to see what the digital version of it looks like on the back of the camera after delete. So if you delete an image, which image do you want to be the next image that the camera will show you and generally this will just show you the next picture, but you can have it show the previous picture that was before the deleted picture it's a minor nuance that is not going to make a big difference for most people rotating tall images so this one's a little tricky on pay attention to the visuals on this one. The camera wants to rotate the tall images in case you were say, perhaps plugging this into a tv and so you don't have to turn your head sideways but this is a camera and it's relatively small and it's in your hands probably and it's very easy to turn vertically in in order to get a bigger image on the back of the screen you want to turn rotate tall off. Chances are if you shot a vertical picture, the camera is already in a vertical position and so it makes sense seeing the image in that way and so I recommend turning the rotor a tall off. Next up is a slide show option and I'm not going to really go into this, but you, khun, select how many images and what images. You show it, how long they're shown on screen. If you want to do a slide show, either in the back of the camera or if the camera is hooked up to other some other device, whether it's, a projector or a tv screen. Another area I'm not gonna spend very much time in is getting prince directly from your camera so you can hook your camera to certain printers that have, ah, printing protocol. That understand what size of print and how many prints to print from the camera. And so it is an option. But if you do want to get really good quality prints, I highly recommend going into a computer and using a software program.

Class Description

Learn how to take advantage of the Nikon® D750’s capabilities and take great shots. Join John Greengo for a complete introduction to the Nikon D750 in this Fast Start.

You’ll learn why the Nikon D750 is the go-to camera for still and multimedia photographers and how you can get the most out all of its features and functions. 

John will teach you how to:

  • Ensure you come away with a high-resolution image every time you shoot
  • Take advantage of the 51 points of focus within each frame
  • Harness the power of the camera’s impressive frame rates

The Nikon D750 Fast Start tutorial will prepare you to take advantage of each and every one of your camera’s buttons, menus, and features.


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I am so glad I bought this class. I upgraded from a D5000 to the D750 about 2 weeks ago. This class help so much in teaching all the ins and outs that I never would have known by just trying to study the owners manual. I feel much more confident with my camera now. Thank you John and Creative Live. If anyone is trying to decide whether to buy this or not, I say YES do, it's a great help.


This class was well worth the money. If you invest in such a great camera, you are clearly invested in your craft. The best way to enhance that investment is to learn the camera top to bottom so you can use it to its full potential. Thank you John, this was so helpful! Now it is time to get out there and practice!

Robert Coates

Excellent educator! And fabulous print out guides! Having a D750 for three years, this course did not fall on deaf ears all this time later. This course put confidence back in my hands at the controls of this fabulous camera! Highly recommended.