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David Busch’s Nikon® D700 Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 4. Setup: The Custom Setting Menu

Unlike the shooting menu options, which you are likely to modify frequently as your picture taking environment changes, Custom Settings are slightly more stable sets of preferences that let you tailor the behavior of your camera in a variety of different ways for longer term use.

Some options are minor tweaks useful for specific shooting situations. You can turn off the autofocus assist lamp, the back-panel LCD’s shooting information display, and the D700’s built-in beeper when you are shooting an acoustic music concert and you’d rather not disrupt the environment. Others make the camera more convenient to use. Perhaps you’d like to assign a frequently used feature to the Fn button, or turn on the viewfinder ...

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