Nikon D5500 with AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G lens.
PENCIL (Custom Setting Menu)
- Set Number of Focus Points (AF39)
- Rangefinder (ON)
- Viewfinder grid display (ON)
CAMERA (Shooting Menu)
- Image Quality: set to NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine
- Image Size: set to Large 6000 x 4000; 24.0 M
- NEF (RAW) Recording: set to 14-bit 14-bit
- White balance: Set to Auto
Set mode dial to M for manual.
Press INFO to view settings on screen.
Shutter Speed: Turn drive dial to set. For low-light, usually 1/60 or 1/125.
Aperture: Press exposure compensation button (next to shutter release) and turn drive dial. Notice aperture icon on the right. For low-light, usually wide open at f/1.8.
ISO: Press Function (Fn) button and turn drive dial. For low-light, usually ISO priority, so I need to know, by feel, where this button is.
For low-light conditions, the D5500 with an AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1.8G lens is excellent. I use the rangefinder scale in the viewfinder or screen to adjust for lighting. I usually lock shutter speed at 1/60 or 1/125 sec and leave aperture wide open at F/1.8. I then adjust ISO levels until the rangefinder scale is sitting at zero.
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