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Mastering the Nikon D300 by Darrell Young

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3.5. Release Modes in Detail

The D300 has several Release modes, which decide how many images can be taken, and how fast. In Figure 10, we see the Release mode dial with its lock button (press the lock button, turn the dial).

Here is a look at each release mode in more detail.

D300 Release Modes:

  • S – Single Frame

  • CL – Continuous low speed

  • CH – Continuous high speed

  • LV – Live View

  • Self-timer

  • MUP – Mirror Up

In the good-old-film-days, some of the release modes would have been called "Motor-Drive" settings, since those modes are concerned with how fast the camera is allowed to take pictures.

We've already talked about these modes to some degree in the consideration of the AF-Area modes.

Single frame (S) mode

This is the simplest frame rate, since it ...

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