I’ve been a happy user of my Nikon D7000 for over a year, and I’m not sure why I didn’t blog this sooner. There are two (okay, three) custom functions that make the user experience a lot nicer.
f7 Release button to use dial
By default (setting is OFF), adjusting many settings such as ISO or exposure compensation requires holding down the button and then turning a dial. By turning this setting ON, you can tap the button (and release) and then turn the dial. Sometimes the hold-and-turn can require a bit of finger acrobatics; I find it much simpler to tap/release and then turn.
f9 Reverse indicators
Whoever designed the in-camera exposure meter and other similar interfaces apparently works in backwards world. Remember back in fourth or fifth grade when we started learning about graphs, and we learned that on any horizontal scale, the positive numbers were always on the right? Nope. Not in the default Nikon settings. By default, left is positive.
Turn this option ON to make things, um, right.
You’ll probably also want to enable f6 Customize command dials in “Reverse dial rotation” so that the dials match the (now reversed, and correct) display.