Nikon Fn button

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  1. dyyylan

    dyyylan TPF Noob!

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    I have a D90 and I've tried to set the Fn button on the front to display grid lines and it doesn't seem to want to work. If I press Info it shows the little gridlines box, so I'm assuming when I press (or hold) the Fn button it should show me some grid lines.

    No such luck. Tried it in Live View as well to see if it was some dumb LV feature, and it won't show up there either. Am I missing something?
     
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    You can program it to do whatever you want. I have mine set to change my ISO on my D40.
     
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    I don't have a D90, but if it's anything like a D3, there should be a setting in the CSM for the Fn button.

    Ken Rockwell has a page on it here. Should also be in the manual.

    Nikon D90 Custom Menu: Controls
     
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    Thanks I realize that. I changed it to do some other things and they seem to work fine, so I guess it's just grid lines that won't show up...
     
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    I programmed mine to drop out skiddles through my eye piece. Extremely useful believe it or not.

    But, yes you can....the manual is your friend.
     
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    Original post updated, I'm just trying to get the grid lines to work. Other options such as setting spot metering, etc all work fine.
     
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    Geesh, it's been a while, but I don't think you have to set the Fn button for gridlines. That can be set through the custom menus. The Fn button should be reserved for some of the more important functions that you use. I have mine set to Commander Mode for off camera flash. As they say........ RTFM :lmao:
     
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    I guess never mind, since no one understands what I'm asking.
     
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    I don't think the Fn button can be assigned to toggle ISO on the D90. But you're able to do it on the D40? It would be nice to have that function on the D90 but I don't think it's possible...
     
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    doesn't really matter since ISO already has its own button
     
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    Oh jeez sorry I miss read your post
     

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