David Berkowitz wrote:
My concern is on the effectiveness. My assumption is that Nikon's metering system is so good that it doesn't matter how you set the camera, except for manual.
Is this so?
I've had a small play around with some of the presets on the D80 and they don't just effect the metering/exposure settings. They also change odd little settings depending on the scene mode selected; For example, in sports mode it will change the focus mode to continuous-servo (to track moving subjects), or in other modes it sets the onboard flash in a certain way or disables it altogether.
If you like, I should be able to quickly throw up a list of the settings the camera changes in any given scene mode if that would be of help?
Also, here's a link to the D80 manual in .pdf - www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/noprint/D80_noprint.pdf