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#18452 Nikon D3200-Analog Eposure Meter in Viewfinder

Posted by dbmcclus on 31 March 2014 - 06:54 PM

Talked with Nikon today. They say the exposure meter only works in Manual Mode. Thanks

#18120 Using AF-ON instead of the shutter button

Posted by dbmcclus on 25 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

Found this great article that explains AF-ON very well! Also has video demo. The author is Steve Perry, a famed nature photographer with 30 years experience. This is the way he shoots all the time. He says this article may change the way you shoot forever. I have made the switch. Check it out, it is well worth the read!


#17961 Alaska Cruise / First Big Trip w/Nikon D3200

Posted by dbmcclus on 22 March 2014 - 05:53 PM

Back in the day, I used a Nikon film camera w/multiple lenses. I am familiar with all the basics such as aperture, shutter speeds, and ISO. I have just purchased a new Nikon D3200 and have been trying to get famliar with it. Have purchased a very good book dedicated to this camera. In a couple of months,I will be on a 14 day cruise/land adventure in Alaska. Was thinking on maybe using this strategy: I have a Tamron 18-270mm VR zoom with circular polarizer and lens hood. Was thinking of using aperture priority most of the time to control depth of field (maybe F11, 16, or 22?) for most of my landscape photos and let the camera pick the shutter speed. I have the auto ISO turned on and set max to 3200 and min shutter to 1/30. Do you think this is a good plan or maybe just set the camera in the Landscape mode? Do not want to have to think a lot and miss shots. Will try to use it more before trip. Have spare SD cards and spare Nikon Batteries. Purchased a rubber lens hood to get some shots thru bus windows and glass railroad. I know circular polarizer will also help with these shots. Also have a clear rain cover for camera as it rains a lot there in May I am told. Have waterproof camera bag. Thanks in advance.

#17597 Using Older Nikor AI Lenses on D3200

Posted by dbmcclus on 16 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

Thanks to all for the replies. great info! Yes, I am familiar with the Sunny 16 rule, used it "back in the day". BTW, there is a free app for iphone called Honey 16 Rule. You select outside light conditions such as sunny, select your ISO and it gives you your Fstop and shutter spped. Does all the conversions for you if you want to change shutter speed or apertures. Did not know about focus using the green light and did not think about turning off the Auto ISO. I have a Nikor 35mm prime, 105mm prime, and the very sharp 55mm macro with extension ring. Sad to hear about the touchy focus, was looking forward to some nice macro shots. Will have to experiment. Thanks again everyone!