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How to Transfer Images to a Smartphone on the Nikon D7200

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Learn how to transfer photos from your Nikon D7200 to your iPhone or Android phone. NFC and Android If you have an Android device, transferring images can be very easy with NFC, or Near Field Communication. From the Menu, go to the Setup Menu which is indicated by the Wrench icon and scroll down to NFC and turn it ON. Install Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Utility application on your (Android) Simply tap to connect and hold your NFC capable Android phone up to the side of the camera near the SD Card slot, and your phone will connect to the D7200. For iPhones and non-NFC Android phones From the Menu, go to Setup Menu which is indicated by the Wrench icon and scroll down to Wi-Fi to ensure that it’s turned ON. Install Nikon’s Wireless Mobile Utility application on your phone. Wireless Mobile Utility (iPhone) Wireless Mobile Utility (Android) From the Wi-Fi settings menu on the D7200, select Network settings. Select View SSID. It will display the name of the network created by the D7200. Go to the Wi-Fi settings menu on your phone and look for the Wi-Fi SSID of the D7200. You will see that there is no lock, or security icon indicated next to the network, which means this network is insecure. This means that anyone with the Nikon App installed on their phone can connect to the D7200’s network and access the photos and video when Wi-Fi is enabled on your camera. Therefore, I recommend that you only enable Wi-Fi on your D7200 …

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Top 5 Photo Settings to Change on the GoPro Hero 5 Black

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Taking great photos on your GoPro Hero 5 Black means knowing your camera settings. Here are the top 5 settings to change in your GoPro Hero 5 Black to get the best photos. Switch from Video Mode to Photo Mode Set your field of view to WideIt appears as though this camera was engineered around being set in wide mode. The other FOV options seem to go through an internal conversion processs within the GoPro Camera and the picture just isn’t as good as what’s produced in Wide Mode. Enable ProtuneThis will give you additional control over specific settings on your GoPro. While GoPro does a decent job with producing a nice image using their built-in presets, having more control over your image by enabling Protune will give you a cleaner image for when you’re editing your photos later. Set your color to FLATHaving your color set to GoPro will make your photos extra “Contrasty” which will technically have less color information and details to work with in editing software. Only utilize the GoPro color setting if you intend to upload without any editing. Set Sharpness to LowThe internal settings do a good job, but again, you’ll want the ability to adjust that later with a nice clean image that hasn’t been affected by the Presets. Decrease the ISO MAX from 1600 to 800When you have an ISO of 1600, you will start to see a lot of grain in your photo. It is a lot easier to increase the exposure of a clean photo at a …

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How to use Wifi on Canon 5D MKIV with an iPhone

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Learn how to use Wifi & NFC on your Canon 5D MKIV to transfer photos to your iPhone. Go into your Menu and on the fourth page, select Communications settings. Choose Built-in wireless settings. Customize the Nickname of your Camera or leave it at its default name. Select Wi-Fi/NFC and choose Enable. The NFC Function is for use with Android phones only. To turn off this function, uncheck the box by hitting the Info button. Go to Wi-Fi function and select the Connect to smartphone. Choose from any of the available SET slots to save these settings for future use. Select Easy Connection and hit OK. It will show you the SSID of the Wi-Fi connection created by the 5D MKIV as well as its Encryption Key. Download the Canon Camera Connect App for the iPhone and go to the Wi-Fi Settings on your iPhone and connect to the network created by the 5D MKIV. Open the App and it will see that there is a New camera found. Select the listed Camera. On the 5D MKIV it will ask if you want to Connect to this smartphone: iPhone. Select OK.Once the connection is established, you can: View individual photos from your 5D MKIV with the GalleryDownload selected photos to you phone with the Phone icon Favorite selected photos with the Star icon Delete selected photos with the Trash Can icon Canon 5D MKIV Body (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2ckeCaM Canon 5D MKIV 24-70mm Kit (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2d4EAOy Canon 5D MKIV 24-105mm Kit (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2cPMWKo

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How To Enable Back Button Focus On Nikon D7200

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Nailing focus every time can be challenging. Every time you press down the shutter button, your camera activates auto focus. This can be problematic if you are ready to shoot, but are just waiting for the right moment. Switching auto focus to back button auto focus on your Nikon D7200 will assure you get auto focus when you want it. In this video, I show you how to turn on back button auto focus on your Nikon D7200. Go to Custom Settings Menu and select ControlsSelect Assign AE-L/AF-L buttonSelect Press and Enable AF-OnNow, when you hold down the AE-L AF-L button you will enable auto focus. But we’re not finished, because the Shutter Button still needs to be disabled from Pre-Focusing. Within the Custom Settings Menu go up to the Auto Focus optionSelect AF ActivationChoose AF-ON only Now, half pressing down the shutter button will not auto focus and instead the back button (AE-L AF-L button) will perform this function. Having this option enabled means that you will now be in control of when your camera will auto focus. If you want to manual focus, simply let off the back button. If you want continuous auto-focus, simply hold down the back button and your camera will continuously auto focus as you are shooting. You will never miss focus by fumbling around with the shutter button’s pre focus feature. Get the Nikon D7200 Body Only on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iQSFUP Get the Nikon D7200 Kit on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iMFqSN Learn how to Ditch Auto and take better photos with our free Ditch …

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How To Use Wifi & NFC on Canon 80D

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Learn how to use Wifi & NFC on your Canon 80D. Transfer images to your iPhone or Android phone easily using your Canon 80D Wifi & NFC and the Canon Camera App. Newer Android phones have a great NFC feature while Apple only has NFC with Apple Pay, which means you will need to do another step for IPhones and older Androids. For Android phones with NFC: On your phone download the correct application from the Google Play store, called Canon Camera Connect. Go into the Menu of your 80D and access the Wireless Communication Settings and enable WiFi / NFC and have the Allow NFC Connections box checked. The 80D will ask you to register a nickname for this connection. Hit the Menu Button to save. Label the connection something that makes sense to you. Leaving it the default, EOS80D, is also okay. Simply hold your Android phone up to the side of your 80D to automatically bring up the Canon Camera Connect App and it will ask to connect to your 80D. It will ask you if you’d like to connect. Simply select OK and you’re now connected and ready to use all the great features of the preview and download pictures from your phone and utilize all of the other great features of the app. For Apple or Android phones without NFC: On your phone download the application called Canon Camera Connect. Go into the Menu of your 80D and access the Wireless Communication Settings and enable WiFi / NFC.Then select Wi-Fi Function to setup your network connection. …

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How To Use Manual Mode On Canon 80D

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Since this website is about getting out of auto, this post is about learning how to use manual mode on the Canon 80D. The first step to learning to use manual mode is to learn how the controls on the camera work together. This post is about learning the basics of those controls. If you want to use Manual, the first thing to do is to put your camera into the proper mode, which is indicated by the ‘M’ on the mode wheel. Terms to be familiar with on the top LCD Screen Shutter Speed: Indicates the speed of the shutter as it allows light to pass through and hit the sensor. With a faster or higher number, less light will come in and will result in less blur. With a slower or lower the number, more light will come in and will result in a greater likelihood of blur. Aperture: Indicates how wide the lens opens to allow light in to hit the sensor. ISO: Indicates the sensitivity of the image sensor to the light that is hitting it. The higher the ISO, the more noise your image will have. These days, the ISO is much better than it used to be on many cameras due to better image sensors. This setting will often be adjusted to compensate for poor lighting conditions. The Controls The Shutter Speed is adjusted with the rocker switch right behind shutter button. Rotate it to the right for a faster shutter speed, and rotate it to the left for a …

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How to shoot video on the Canon 5D MKIV

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Learn how to shoot video on the Canon 5D MKIV. The Canon 5D MKIV shoots amazing photos and video. This article will teach you how to set up your camera for video so you can start shooting video on your 5D MKIV. Video Settings Switch the rocker over to Video Mode. This will lock up the mirror within the camera making it so you can no longer look through the viewfinder, instead you will use the lcd screen to monitor your shoot. To navigate through the menus, you can use either the touch screen or various toggle switches and wheels. Within the Settings Menu go to the fourth menu page and select Movie rec quality. You have two different formats to choose between. MOV will give you more recording format options than MP4. If you want to record 4K video, keep in mind that you will need either an extremely fast SD Card or CF Card with a lot of storage. The 4K video files that are created by this camera have a huge file size and require a fast write speed. Suggested cards are linked below.For most scenarios, I recommend 1920×1080 at 59.94 FPS to shoot video with the 5D MKIV. High Frame Rate This mode is useful for capturing slow motion or intense action at up to 120 FPS, but there are some serious drawbacks to using this mode. Not only will you lose the audio recording capabilities, but you will also reduce the resolution to a maximum of 1280×720 which is lowest possible resolution …

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Top 5 Settings to Change on the Canon 80D

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The Canon 80D is a fantastic camera, but it does not come set up optimized to produce the best photo, so I make some changes to the camera settings. Here are my top 5 settings to change in the Canon 80D. Whenever you get a new camera, or there is a time change, or you are in a different time zone, make sure you set the time and date. This might not seem like a big deal, but it will save you a lot of time and frustration later. Image sharing websites and photo software use the time stamps to organize your photos. If these settings are wrong, you will have a head ache trying to organize the mess it creates. Image Quality Set the Image quality to save both Raw and JPEG if you are editing your photos later while also needing to quickly share your photos during the shoot. However, there are situations where it makes sense to only save the RAW image. Because writing the second file to the SD Card takes extra buffer time and space, there might be occasions where you need to take photos more rapidly. Saving only the RAW image might give you an extra boost in the time between writing your current photo and the camera’s readiness to take the next. Go to the Photo Shooting Menu, scroll to Image quality and select Raw + JPEG or simply RAW depending on your situation. Medium RAW is okay and is the minimum RAW setting I would ever suggest. If your SD …

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Top 5 Settings To Change On The Nikon D7200

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After spending some time with the Nikon D7200, I found that there were a few settings I wanted to adjust to make the camera work a bit better for my workflow. Here are 5 settings to change on the Nikon D7200. Set Image Quality to NEF Raw + JPEG Within the Photo Shooting Menu, scroll to Image quality and select NEF Raw + JPEG Raw photos will be useful for editing on a computer. JPEG photos won’t take up a lot of storage space and this filetype is useful for sharing to social media.Auto Focus Settings I prefer to shoot in AF-S Servo Modewith Spot Mode selected. Hold down the button on the side of the camera, next to the Auto/Manual Focus switch, to toggle between different Auto Focus Settings.To activate AF-S: Turn off Live View, look through Viewfinder and hold down the button next to the Focus Mode Switch, and rotate the wheel with your right thumb to select AF-S Mode.AF-S allows the camera to refocus every time you press the shutter button, or in my case, when I press down the “Back Button” focus. This allows the camera to refocus when needed as opposed to AF-A Single Mode, where your camera is only going to focus once. Spot Mode: When you hold down the button next to the Focus Switch and toggle between Auto Focus Modes, rotate the ‘rocker’ on the front of your camera (under the shutter button) and you can then cycle through your Focus Modes: Wide, Normal, Spot, and Portrait. I …

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Top 5 Video Settings to Change on the GoPro Hero 5 Black

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If you want to get the best footage out of your GoPro Hero 5 Black, there are some settings you might want to change. Here is my recommendation on the top settings to change for video on your GoPro Hero 5 Black. Resolution and FPS Settings First power on your camera and see that you are in video mode. Touch the camera icon and set the resolution to 2.7k rather than 1080p or 4k. This will allow you to utilize Image Stabilization with enough “extra” resolution to operate smoothly. This resolution will also give you enough of an image to stabilize the footage within editing software as well. This process will shrink your overall video frame down, and will degrade your overall quality. 2.7k will maintain the most quality and is therefore the best resolution setting if you have stabilization in mind. Set your FPS (Frames per second) to 60 FPS. Most footage will be viewed and edited at 30 FPS, so shooting at 60 FPS will allow you to smoothly slow down your video on your editing timeline. If you intend to do super slow motion, lower your resolution to 1080p and change FPS to 120 FPS. Camera Settings Swipe from right to left to access the Camera Settings Menu. These settings, such as shutter speed, will often reset or auto adjust when other settings are changed. Be sure to check your settings before you shoot again. Having Protune turned on gives you control over advanced settings like shutter speed. Set your shutter speed to double …