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Nikon D7500 Fast Start

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Bottom Of Camera

John Greengo

Nikon D7500 Fast Start

John Greengo

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Lesson Info

12. Bottom Of Camera

Lesson Info

Bottom Of Camera

Moving on to the bottom of the camera. You have your standard tripod socket, for all your tripod, monopods and other tripod accessories. You'll have your serial number, record that for insurance purposes. We have access to our battery compartment in here. So, it takes the standard EN-EL battery, EN-EL 15 battery from Nikon. This has been around for a while, so it's a pretty common battery. Comes with what's known as a quick charger, nice little travel charger, small, packs around pretty easily. And it'll have a little charging light to let you know when it's charging, and then it will become steady when it is fully charged. If you do wanna know how good the battery is, you can dive into the Menu system, and the Setup Menu, and you can get very specific, detailed information about how good that particular battery is. Now, there is a bit of a battery warning that you should know about with Nikon is that they've had a change in their batteries and if you look very closely on the back of t...

he battery, the lithium-ion 20 is their new good battery, and the original battery had a very short battery life. It's not gonna damage your camera to my knowledge, but you're just not gonna get very good life from it. So, the original 01 version is not the good one, and so, be careful of that. Now what you also wanna look for is that there was a battery recall. And this came out a few years ago. I don't know if these batteries are still lingering around, but for those of you who had maybe the Nikon D7000, a predecessor to this camera, and you still wanna use your batteries, check your batteries and see if the ninth character, this is fun to do, folks, the ninth character is either an E or F. If it is, good news, bad news. Bad news is you shouldn't use that battery. The good news is, is that Nikon may replace it for you if you send it back to them. I don't know if they will, but they may. And so, take a look at any of those old batteries and just be careful about using those in the camera, here. Try to use the newer camera batteries that are available that have those newer indicators on it. In the side of the door there, there's a little rubber cover so that you put in the EP-5B power supply connector, and this allows you to power the camera continuously. This might be for scientific reasons, or if you're in a studio, or any time you need to have constant power to the camera, where you can't afford to have the battery running out. These units are available so that you can keep the camera fully powered at all times.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But trying to understand the manual can be a frustrating experience. Get the most out of your new Nikon D7500 with this complete step-by-step walk-through of the camera’s features.

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential. In this Fast Start class, you’ll learn:

  • Learn the finer nuances of the 51-point AF system for sports portraits and more
  • Customize the deep menu to fit your specific needs

John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This Fast Start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the Nikon D7500’s settings to work for your style of photography.


Thomas Sielaff

Great, great course. Could not be any clearer on what to know, what to do, and in all, making understanding my camera a fun thing! Well, well, worth that cost. A steal really!!


Helps you master the camera controls very quickly. I'm glad I took the course. Without it, I'm sure it would have taken me years to know and use the full power of this camera. Great Course. Highly recommend.

Roy Shenfield

This is a great course! I recently bought a D7500 and was somewhat stymied by the large number of different possible settings and the several hundred page user manual and menu guide. This course covers the vast majority of what I need to know and in a reasonable amount of detail. I especially liked the material on menus as he went through most of them in detail. Additionally all the slides shown in the course are available in pdf as well as several pages detailing the authors recommended settings. I highly recommend, especially given the $24.00 special offering for this.