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Please help: D500 ISO Button display behavior
Aug 8, 2021 13:15:37   #
seeker613 Loc: Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
I have a Nikon D500. I do NOT want to re-assign the ISO button to another function. I just want to change the display behavior after the ISO Button is pressed.

I seem to recall that there is a "hack"/setting that makes pressing the ISO Button show the current ISO value PERSISTENTLY on the "Top Right Shoulder" Control Panel; until the ISO button is pressed again.

That would make it so much easier, changing the ISO w/just one finger, by turning the Main Command dial; & NOT have to hold down the ISO Button.

Thanks in advance!

Oldwolf

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Aug 8, 2021 14:19:18   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
 
I am not sure what you are asking...
ISO value is always visible in the top display as well as when using the viewfinder or the live display.

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Aug 8, 2021 19:30:52   #
seeker613 Loc: Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
Thanks for jumping in!

Please re-read my first post in the context of this reply, keeping in mind the subject line…

I was not asking _where_ the 'current ISO Value' is displayed.

I was asking abt _possible_ changes to the BEHAVIOR of the D500 displaying the 'current ISO Value' in the Control Panel, EVEN after releasing the button (via a "hack" / setting), so you do NOT have to hold the ISO Button down _while_ turning the Main Command dial to change the ISO.

This would make for a much simpler, one-finger process … with the "hack" / setting in place. In this scenario, after changino the ISO setting, you'd press the Button again to get the Control Panel to revert it's display to SS, ƒ-stop, etc.

I seem to recall having that "hack" / setting implemented, but someone changed my settings & I can't find how to get it back.

Thanks in advance!

Oldwolf

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Aug 8, 2021 21:48:24   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
 
Ask Steve Perry. If anyone knows, it is him. (He writes books on Nikons.)

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Aug 9, 2021 06:45:45   #
tshift Loc: Overland Park, KS.
 
seeker613 wrote:
I have a Nikon D500. I do NOT want to re-assign the ISO button to another function. I just want to change the display behavior after the ISO Button is pressed.

I seem to recall that there is a "hack"/setting that makes pressing the ISO Button show the current ISO value PERSISTENTLY on the "Top Right Shoulder" Control Panel; until the ISO button is pressed again.

That would make it so much easier, changing the ISO w/just one finger, by turning the Main Command dial; & NOT have to hold down the ISO Button.

Thanks in advance!

Oldwolf
I have a Nikon D500. I do NOT want to re-assign th... (show quote)



Jules might have an answer, he uses a D500 very well. Maybe he will jus in. BE SAFE!

Tom

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Aug 9, 2021 07:02:30   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
 
tshift wrote:
Jules might have an answer, he uses a D500 very well. Maybe he will jus in. BE SAFE!

Tom


Can you provide the link to 'Jules'?

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Aug 9, 2021 07:57:00   #
seeker613 Loc: Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
Rongnongno, thanks for reply. I'll gladly use your link to Steve! & Thanks also for pointing out a lik is needed for the other reference! Have a good one

Oldwolf

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Aug 9, 2021 08:51:40   #
Rongnongno Loc: FL
 
Steve website

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Aug 9, 2021 09:06:51   #
avemal Loc: BALTIMORE
 
Yes it is. Wonderful guy.

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Aug 9, 2021 11:11:04   #
aflundi Loc: Albuquerque, NM
 
seeker613 wrote:
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I seem to recall that there is a "hack"/setting that makes pressing the ISO Button show the current ISO value PERSISTENTLY on the "Top Right Shoulder" Control Panel; until the ISO button is pressed again.
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Oldwolf


I think you are referring to Custom->f6 "Release Button to Use Dial"?? (Page 114 of D500 Menu Guide)

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Aug 9, 2021 12:06:08   #
seeker613 Loc: Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
Rognongno, your referral worked like a charm! Steve quickly & succintly provioed me w/the reference in Settings->Custom Settings->F->6 Release Button To Use Dials; which yields a yes or no option.

When choosing Yes, one need only press the ISO Button , let go, thumb the Main Command dial, change to the desired ISO & then press the ISO button again to go back to the Control Panel (C.P.) displaying the default info i.e. SS, ƒ-Stop, etc.

Also, releasing the shutter, or the Time-Out that is set on the camera will also return the display fm the current ISO Value to the default info display in the C.P.

Thanks again!

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Aug 9, 2021 12:14:07   #
seeker613 Loc: Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
aflundi…

Thanks, that is exactly what I needed. Rongnongno earlier (to what I saw) steered me to a working pro / author who writes on Nikons, & he gave the same answer.

BTW, since you gave that answer, it also made me feel better, that I was able to include the relevant info well enough to get the "hitting-the-nail-on-the-head" answer.

Thanks again,

Oldwolf

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Aug 9, 2021 12:32:12   #
seeker613 Loc: Brooklyn, N.Y.
 
Rongnongno, tnx for posting Steve's site!

To All: Steve Perry's ebook (Secrets To Nikon AutoFocus System - DSLR" (available at the site given above) is a great resource.

It was recommended to me when I first got into Back Button Focus (BBF) & it helped me greatly to uderstand all the ins & outs of BBF, & the rest of the great Nikon AF system & what makes it tick.

The book improved my knowledge & understanding greatly; & the camera-targeted section on BBF is worth the whole price of the book… I use BBF exclusively now & it is quite reasonable for a technical book of this quality- I believe back then i paid just $15 for it.

Get the book, read it & benefit fm better understanding of how your Nikon AF works, & improve your photography by better knowing "what is going on under the hood" & using that knowledge in making your images!

Oldwolf

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