Nikon D50 setting ISO with button + dial

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by squirrelmaster, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. I'm researching the Nikon D50 before I purchase one. One important
    feature is the ability to quickly change the ISO sensitivity. Ideally,
    this could be done without going into the menus.

    On page 39 of the D50 manual, it states "If the monitor is off,
    sensitivity can be set by pressing the ISO button and rotating the
    command dial ...". My question is, if the monitor is on, can I still
    use ISO button + dial to set the ISO?

    Thanks! SM
    squirrelmaster, Mar 8, 2006
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    ben brugman Guest

    On page 39 of the D50 manual, it states "If the monitor is off,
    The iso button has two functions. The iso value for if the monitor
    is off, mosaic if the play monitor is on.
    The other buttons have different functions as well when the monitor
    is on.
    Monitor on <--> monitor off
    iso <--> mosaic
    wb <--> lock or explain
    quality <--> enlarge or enter

    Just depressing the shutterrelease button half, will switch the
    monitor off and then all the direct controls will work.
    This works realy quickly
    ben brugman, Mar 8, 2006
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Try it. On a D70 that changes the display mode to thumbnails so I have
    to remember to tap the shutter to turn off the monitor.
    Paul Furman, Mar 8, 2006
  4. That's also the case for the D50.
    Jim C
    James Copeland, Mar 8, 2006
  5. Valid question ... except .. you have the manual, you have the camera?
    Why don't you just try it and report back?
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Mar 9, 2006
  6. No, but you are not in "picture taking mode then". It is quite easy to
    press the shutter button and get into "monitor off" mode and changing
    the ISO is then very fast. I don't see this as any major problem. You
    can't be in green "Auto" mode when you do this, of course.


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    babalooixnay Guest

    Just to add to the above, you'll be tapping the shutter a lot using it
    as a toggle for different functions when outside of the Auto mode.
    You'll be using it to engage the meter and activate shutter and
    aperture as well so it becomes an integral part of using the camera.
    You get used to it real quick like any other control. The thumb dial
    with one hand and the other thumb on the buttons and you've still got
    your forefinger for the shutter button. Gerald Ford might have a
    problem but it's pretty fluid after a few days.
    babalooixnay, Mar 10, 2006
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