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Custom Controls for Portrait Photography

The following custom control settings are recommended for portrait photography:

Fn1 button Playback
Fn2 button Focus mode/AF-area mode
AF-ON button AF-ON
Sub-selector center Select center focus point
Movie record button Active D-Lighting
button Shooting mode Zoom on/off; zoom ratio 1:1 (100%)
Playback mode Zoom on/off; zoom ratio 1:1 (100%)

Roles can be assigned to the button via Custom Setting f3 [OK button] and to other controls via Custom Setting f2 [Custom controls].

Playback

Assigning this role to the Fn1 button lets you start playback with your right hand while supporting the lens with your left, letting you view pictures without taking your eye from the viewfinder.

Select Center Focus Point

If you typically use the sub-selector for focus-point selection, assigning this role to the center of the control lets you use it to quickly choose the center focus point.

Active D-Lighting

Active D-Lighting can be adjusted by holding the button and rotating a command dial, easing the task of photographing subjects in high-contrast settings, as for example when framing a sunlit subject through a window from inside a darkened room or photographing subjects on a beach in direct sunlight.

Shooting Mode > Zoom On/Off

Use the button to quickly zoom the display in on the area around the current focus point and check focus before shooting. You'll find this particularly useful for improved focus when using manual focus in situations in which the camera has difficulty focusing using autofocus. To choose the zoom ratio, select Custom Setting f3 [OK button] > [Shooting mode], highlight [Zoom on/off], and press .

Playback Mode > Zoom On/Off

Use the button to quickly zoom in on the active focus point during playback and check whether your photos are in focus. To choose the zoom ratio, select Custom Setting f3 [OK button] > [Playback mode], highlight [Zoom on/off], and press .