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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #270 on: November 30, 2020, 13:36:22 »
The viewfinder mask display on/off choice seems to be available only on the D850. Other cameras either have just the outline, or a masked area but not a user choice of which to display. 

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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #271 on: November 30, 2020, 19:49:28 »
Yes, I was wrong with the D800E - it offers no choice but provides the frame in the viewfinder I prefer to use over the masking
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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #272 on: January 26, 2021, 06:40:56 »
Back in business. Here this weekend at Daytona (FL) for the prologues. The 24h of Daytona coming coming weekend.


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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #273 on: January 26, 2021, 07:22:53 »
Your panning are fantastic, once more.

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« Reply #274 on: January 26, 2021, 07:38:34 »
Yes, great shot.

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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #275 on: January 26, 2021, 14:25:27 »
Your panning are fantastic, once more.

Yes, great shot.

Too kind  :), Covid-19 contingencies don’t make things easier. And an oval track is new to me. A lot of things to learn.


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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #276 on: April 15, 2021, 12:00:33 »
The D6 got new firmware, US link https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/545/D6.html

Updates “C” Firmware Version 1.11 to 1.20:

"A Recall shooting functions (hold) item has been added to Custom Setting f3 Custom controls. Assigning this role to a control lets you recall previously-saved values for settings such as exposure and metering by pressing the control once during viewfinder photography. The previous values can be restored by pressing the control a second time. Recall shooting functions (hold) can be assigned to the Preview button, Fn1 button, Fn2 button, Fn button for vertical shooting, AF-ON button, Sub-selector center, AF-ON button for vertical shooting, Movie record button, or Lens focus function buttons.
• A new option, Prefer sub-selector center, has been added to the Custom Settings menu at position f13. Although at default settings the sub-selector cannot be used to position the focus point while the center is pressed, selecting Off for Prefer sub-selector center lets you hold the center and still position the focus point by pressing the sub-selector up, down, left, or right. You can, for example, assign AF-area mode to the center of the sub-selector and then use the sub-selector to position the focus point while the center still serves in the AF-area mode role.
• A Focus point selection speed item has been added to Custom Setting a17 Focus point options. The speed at which the focus points for viewfinder photography can be cycled by holding the sub-selector or keeping the multi selector pressed up, down, left, or right can be chosen from Normal, High, and Extra high.
• Ratings are now displayed at all times during playback zoom, even when None (image only) is selected for playback display options.
• The camera can now more reliably focus on poorly-lit low-contrast subjects when dynamic-area AF is selected for AF-area mode."

I will personally appreciate the first one a lot, as I use recall shooting functions to switch between settings for a slowly moving subject and a fast-moving subject and I always found it awkward to have to hold the button down, I'm getting used to it but this "hold" function will presumably allow one to use this custom function as a toggle. This will help a lot.

Dynamic area AF improvements in low light are also welcome; in low light sometimes there is a "wait while it figures out what to do" kind of delay in very low light in dynamic-area modes, now they seem to have made improvements into this area, hopefully significant ones. ;-)

Improvements to the joystick function should make it easier to use multiple different focus area modes fluidly.

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« Reply #277 on: April 16, 2021, 10:56:48 »
Installed yesterday. I reprogrammed my Recall function to Hold. Some interesting additions, and improvements.
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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #278 on: April 19, 2021, 16:19:12 »
Brad Hill latest blog (16 April) discussed these fixes with respect to his particular Customs uses. Hopefully, Nikon learns they are widely appreciated - indeed hoped for - beyond the D* flagship cameras. (see recent thread on Fredmiranda)

For how else to optimize the impressive potential of the D500/D850/D780 tier DSLRs, and Z6 and Z7 Series? They each present with a 1/2 dozen and more AF modes/options, plus exposure settings, alternative frames, and more.....

Standardizing a Recall Shooting Function, ie C3 settings, will ultimately sell more cameras.

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Re: Nikon D6 formally announced by Nikon
« Reply #279 on: April 20, 2021, 13:41:08 »
After using the new firmware for a few days, I noticed a few things.

When using the sub-selector center to switch focus-area modes, turn on focusing, and at the same time, move the focus point around requires a certain amount of finger dexterity and I eventually turned this feature off for the time being. I may start using it at a later point but I found it requires some practice which I don't have time to do right now.

The "Recall shooting functions (hold)" feature is something I really like but it too has a minor glitch. It's not like the recalled settings are held indefinitely. If you turn the camera off, the recalled settings are not in effect and the function needs to be reactivated by pressing the programmed custom function button (the settings themselves are remembered). Also, if you adjust exposure compensation by pressing +/-, again the recalled settings are not held active. It's a bit difficult for me to remember which operations cancel the "holding" of recall shooting functions, so I have to keep looking at the screens to see which settings are in effect.

I'll try to figure it out. In any case I am definitely using recall shooting functions (hold), it is just not as persistent as I would like.