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Technical Solutions | Z 7II/Z 6II TIPS

Custom Controls for Sports Photography

The following custom control settings are recommended for sports photography:

Fn1 button Playback
Fn2 button Protect
AF-ON button AF-ON
Sub-selector center Select center focus point
Movie record button Focus mode/AF-area mode
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.

Protect

Assigning this role to an Fn button lets you protect pictures during playback at the touch of a button, saving you the time you would otherwise spend accessing the [Protect] option in the menu.

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.

Focus Mode/AF-Area Mode

Focus and AF-area modes can be selected by holding the control and rotating the main and sub-command dials. This role is normally assigned to the Fn2 button and we recommend you give it to another control when the Fn2 button is reassigned.

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. 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 .