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Nikon D7500 Fast Start

Lesson 13 of 26

Front Of Camera

John Greengo

Nikon D7500 Fast Start

John Greengo

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Lesson Info

13. Front Of Camera

Lesson Info

Front Of Camera

Looking around to the front of the camera, we have our sub-command dial that we have been using for a variety of functions. The function one button is something that you can press to turn on the virtual horizon. There's also a function two button, as well. And, both of these are fully customizable, so that you can go into the custom setting menu, f one, select these buttons, and choose one of the many different options that are available to customize those buttons. And so, a great way of customizing the camera to exactly your needs. Up on top, we have an auto-focus assist light, as well as a self-time lamp. Some people don't like this turning on, to indicate that they are shooting the camera, it can be distracting. And so, if you wanna turn this off, dive into the custom setting menu, and you can disable this if you want. For recording videos, there is a couple little microphones, stereo microphones. It's not the best sound in the world, but it's not bad. Over on the top right, we have...

an infrared receiver, so if you have something like the ML-L3 remote, which is working off of infrared technology, which is the same as a lot of TV remotes, it's gotta limited range, but it allows you to trigger the camera from a distance, without touching the camera. With the lenses, we have little white lens mark to indicate where you are suppose to align the lens, for mounting it. You'll have the lens release button, and a lens locking pin to let you know that you have properly mounted it. And so, for those of you who have not dealt with interchangeable lens cameras from Nikon, let's just do a little demo, right here. And so, for taking the lens off, we just press in on the lens release button, and give the lens a little bit of a turn here. So, we have our white dot, and our white dot. And so, anytime we want to mount up the lens, just mount up those dots, and give it a turn, and listen for the click, right there. And, that means that you the lens properly and fully mounted onto the camera. Be careful about changing lenses, in dusty, dirty environments. Dust can get into the mirror box housing, which can then get sucked into the sensor, and then be on top of all of your photographs, which ends up being the little black dots on all your photographs. So, you wanna try to keep your camera in a fairly clean environment, especially when you're changing lenses. There are CPU contacts which are communicating various bits of aperture and focusing information back and forth between the camera and the body. Make sure those are not obstructed and broken, in any manner. This camera does have the aperture stop down indicator, so it is able to work with older auto-focus lenses and older Nikon lenses, and so that's letting the camera know where the aperture is set. And so, not something that is totally necessary on newer lenses, but it does give us a little bit of legacy that we can go back into using those older lenses. The sensor behind the mirror there, is a 20.7 megapixel sensor. It's a CMA sensor, with a 1.5 crop factor.

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.