D2x & D2xs Guide
p 91: The charging life indicator wording still seems to be causing confusion. I didn't fix the "below 4" to "below the 4" as indicated in a previous errata.
p 23: "no longer and issue" should be "no longer an issue..."
p. 86: "so it is always to see" should be "so it is always easy to see..."
p. 266: Custom WB records into Preset D-0 and then must be copied to the other preset labels, if desired.
p 337: "Merlinger" should be "Merklinger."
p 451: The default is 6s, not 10s.
p. 491: Multiple TTL strobe cannot be done via cabling, it requires wireless i-TTL preflashes.
p 517: Rear sync works with i-TTL wireless as well as hot shoe flash work.
p 584: The new Web location for this is www.swissarmyfork.com/photo_resources.html
Initial Production Version 1.0.3
Acknowledgements for corrections and suggestions should go to Ralph Arwood, Mac Bradford, Mike Flood, George Horne, John Mallory, Peter Novick, Steve Smith, Bernie Weinzimmer, and George Wilkins.
Page 20: "That's" should be "that are."
Page 21: "than the other's" should be "better than the other's."
Page 23: "is average about" should be "is averaging about" and "who wants one" should be "who want one."
Page 26: "yet still manages" should be "yet still manage."
Page 31: "relatively contiguous" should be "almost contiguous."
Page 38: Something I missed: you can store the caps that cover the 10-pin connector and PC Sync socket on the inside of the upper rubber door on the left side of the camera. Of course, that door on my D2x now comes off on its own, so it isn't exactly a safe storage spot.
Page 46: "Nikon that did" should be "that Nikon did" and "as while" should be "while." and "product, it appears that" should be "product,"
Page 49: "eek out" should be "eke out." Eek!
Page 51: "describe this more" should be "discuss this further" and "are currently unknown" should be "are currently unavailable."
Page 52: "on the previous page" should be "in the above image" or "in the previous image."
Page 55: "Unfortunately, the" should probably simply be "The" for better understanding, or perhaps the entire sentence should be reworded to "The smallish photosites have the side of effect of making it easier..." Someone also objected to "Ai AF Nikkor 50mm" in the chart heading, but that's exactly as Nikon publishes it, so I didn't alter it. I think Nikon might be trying to say that the Ai and AF versions of that lens are identical (all 50mm f/1.8 share the same basic lens design).
Page 57: "There's" should be "there are."
Page 70: "is supplied" should be "are supplied."
Page 71: "Slide it onto the cover" should be "slide the battery into the cover."
Page 73: "and has that" should be "and that" and "isn't fully charged, nor that it is" should be "is neither fully charged nor almost empty."
Page 79: "apparel have" should be "apparel has."
Page 82: "ever then" should be "even then." Also: "...indicator is below 4" should probably be "...indicator is below the 4" just to be clear as to what I mean.
Page 88: And cards get ever faster. The SanDisk Extreme III seems to be the fastest at the moment.
Page 97: "information tracking it is tracking is lost" should be reworded to "information it is tracking is lost..."
Page 100: At least one reader was confused by "also stores a JPEG...as a thumbnail" and thought I was referring to NEF+JPEG. Nope. A NEF file has an embedded JPEG Normal image even if you don't select to save an additional JPEG file.
Page 118: "can make trigger" should be "can trigger."
Page 123: "The D2x..." should be "The way the D2x..."
Page 124: "were essentially rounded" should be "are essentially rounded."
Page 128: "compliment" should be "complement."
Page 155: "you use again use" should be "you again use."
Page 166: The key button doesn't enter characters--you have to use the center press on the Direction pad.
Page 178: Remove Step 8. Unlike some Nikon screens, the focus marks aren't on them in the D2x.
Page 220: "that are trigger" should be "that trigger."
Page 236: "several two" should be "two."
Page 237: "is lowered" should be "are lowered."
Page 256: "2500K and 10,000K" should be "2500K to 10,000K."
Page 260: "example)" should be "example,"
Page 279: "not the" should be "note the..."
Page 280: "not in" should be "note in..."
Page 287: "by they way" should be "by the way."
Page 301: "same affect" should be "same effect" and "sharpening is when" should be "sharpening when."
Page 310: Some folk called me about my comment on "reframing after the mirror goes up." Believe it or not, I've seen people do this.
Page 317: "to either the" should be "to the."
Page 321: "360 pictures" should be "3600 pictures."
Page 322: "big of a" should be "big a."
Page 364: The blinking indicators are in the lower left, not lower right.
Page 372: "button both" should be "button to both."
Page 399: "LCD also appears" should be "LCD appears."
Page 405: "If there are" should be "If there is."
Page 406: "and Reset" should be "and reset."
Page 412-413: The table omits the setting for LCD Illumination (#D6). I leave mine at the default in all banks.
Page 414: "reset"); here's" should be "reset). Here's..."
Page 415: Two defaults are incorrect: CSM #A1 should be FPS rate, and #B4 should be 1/3 Step.
Page 417: The sentence beginning "Firmware 2.0..." should be deleted. Or, if you prefer, substitute "Firmware 2.0 for the D2h..." and the sentence makes sense in context.
Page 419: "in #5, "they interact" should be "these settings interact."
Page 420: "It's much less rare" should be "It's much more likely."
Page 422: "frame them" should be "frame him or her."
Page 423: "field and lens" should be "field and the lens" and "consistency sake" should probably be "for the sake of consistency." Also, I don't think Pattern 2 enamors me, so it should be "enamored of" not "enamored by."
Page 426: "if you're ever" should be "if you've ever."
Page 429: "too far to" should be "to far away to."
Page 431: "Unfortunately, we still don't know what ISO the camera sets" is incorrect. The D2x, unlike previous Nikon DSLRs, does indeed change the displayed ISO (viewfinder and back LCD) when Auto ISO changes it. Likewise on page 432 the statement "The ISO value displayed in the menu system..." is a little misleading. Yes, the menu system still shows the ISO value you set, but the viewfinder and back LCD show what the camera is about to set when the meter is active. My first recommendation on page 433 needs rework. But I still tend to say avoid Auto ISO. There's this funky problem that the rear LCD will display your set ISO value but the minute you touch the shutter release the ISO may jump to something else. If you're not paying close attention, you might not notice just how much the ISO is changing. If you do use Auto ISO, you absolutely need to get into the habit of looking at the ISO value in the viewfinder whenever you're metering.
Page 440: "said always" should be "said "always"".
Page 449: "camera is set" should be "camera is set to" and "varies" should be "vary."
Page 483: "set up" should be "setup."
Page 487: "WT-1 to WT-2" should be "WT-1 or WT-2."
Page 488: "shares" should be "share."
Page 508: "Again, -1EV" should be "Again, set -1EV."
Page 576: The automatic link to frog.netperson.net doesn't work, though the URL is correct.
p. 584: The actual curve file names are Thomstandard and Thommore (no D2x in their name).
Page 634: One of the references should be to Photoshop CS.
Page 658-659: I suggest that you create new tool settings and use them as your default. Too bad Capture doesn't agree. It always opens with the same defaults. You have to save your set and then re-apply them every time you open Capture.
Page 660: You have to doubleclick outside the crop on a PC.
Page 742: "Any all" should be "all."
Page 745: Nikon's new Southern California service address is:
841 Apollo St. Suite 100
El Segundo CA 90245
There's a contradiction between my recommendation to set Sharpening to None when shooting NEF (on page 300 and 302) and the comment that "most of us who shoot NEF set Sharpening to Medium High" (on page 577 and 582). Generally, I stick with the None recommendation for newcomers to digital and and specifically Capture. It's too easy to get duplicate sharpening going by not noticing the camera setting (especially true since Capture defaults to having the camera settings applied). That said, I do personally set sharpening to a high level while shooting NEFs. It does indeed help with evaluating focus using the color LCD. But don't do that if you're not going to pay close attention to your settings in Capture!
Custom Settings: Capture names and uses labels for some Custom Settings that are different than what the camera uses.
Capture: I imply it in A Word About Computers, but Capture users really should have 2GB of RAM to convert D2x NEF files. Anything less makes for poor performance and ocassional crashes.
One reader noted a strange phenomenon with CompactFlash cards and the D2x that I don't mention in the eBook. If you run a card through PhotoRescue's CardWipe program to test it for defects and then put it into the D2x, the D2x will not recognize the format on the card and just blink For. Further, if you take the card and then format it using your Windows-based computer, the D2x will accept the card and take pictures, but still can't erase the card (formatting in the camera doesn't get rid of the pictures on it!). This appears to be a FAT/partition table problem. The reader's fix was to (1) use CardWipe to blank the card out, (2) format the card on a Mac to create a partition, and (3) format the card again on the D2x.
Despite both me and Nikon saying that View and PictureProject can't run on the same PC, it is possible. Uninstall View, install PictureProject, then reinstall View. This is unsupported by Nikon, though.