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Custom Control Assignments

Custom Setting f1 (Custom control assignment) is used to customize camera controls, starting with the function (Fn) buttons. Assigning frequently-used settings to camera controls lets you access them without using the menus.

Press

You can choose the roles played by the following controls:

In addition, Custom Setting f10 (Assign MB‑D17 buttons) can be used to choose the roles played by the Fn and AF‑ON buttons on optional MB‑D17 battery packs.

The functions that can be assigned to these controls are:

D500 MB-D17
Preset focus point
AF-area mode
AF-area mode + AF-ON
Preview
FV lock
AE/AF lock
AE lock only
AE lock (Reset on release)
AE lock (Hold)
AF lock only
AF-ON
Disable/enable
Bracketing burst
+NEF (RAW)
Matrix metering
Center-weighted metering
Spot metering
Highlight-weighted metering
Viewfinder grid display
Viewfinder virtual horizon
Sync. release selection
MY MENU
Access top item in MY MENU
Playback
Rating
Select center focus point
Highlight active focus point
None
Same as camera AF‑ON button

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Press +

The following controls can also be used with the command dials:

Custom Setting f10 (Assign MB‑D17 buttons) > Fn button + can be used to choose the role played by the command dials in combination with the Fn button on optional MB‑D17 battery packs.

The functions that can be assigned to these controls are:

D500 MB-D17
Choose image area
Shutter spd & aperture lock
1 step spd/aperture
Choose non-CPU lens number
Active D-Lighting
Exposure delay mode
Photo shooting menu bank
Exposure mode
Auto bracketing
Multiple exposure
HDR (high dynamic range)
None
ISO sensitivity
Exposure compensation
Metering

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“Press” and “Press +

Certain roles can not be assigned simultaneously to both the “press” and “press + ” functions for some controls. Assigning such a role to “press” when it is already assigned to “press + ” sets the “press + ” option None, while assigning such a role to “press + ” when it is already assigned to “press” sets the “press” option None.