Odd factory error in the D300 of a student

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  1. Hooligan Dan

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    So, I was asked by a co-worker to give photo lessons to his parents. They each recently bought D300s(one for him, one for her) and they don't know anything about photography. And since I have one too it makes the lessons a little smoother. So there's the back story.

    Today I was going over some exposure stuff and I went into bracketing. I told them what it was, how to use it, which button it was(lower button on the front right next to lens). I also pointed out that the button above that was the aperture preview button.

    The lady said the bracket button wasn't working so she gave it to me to take a look. I assumed she was just hitting the wrong button, but somehow Nikon managed to make both buttons the aperture preview button.

    I told them to take it back to best buy and have them replace it. And if they gave them any trouble go straight to nikon with their warranty.

    That was a bit long winded, but I haven't heard of anyone else having that problem.
     
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    Yeah, probably just a mis-soldered wire.
     
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    Jut go through your menus and reset that function button to bracket.

    Mine came without the lower button being set to anything. Just read that there manual, it'll make things a million times easier than returning a perfectly good camera.
     
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    Ah. Thank you, sir. I will go in a fix it.
     
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    This is the only thing I hate about the D300. I use the function button to disable flash on the fly. I'd hate to dig through menus now to set up bracketing. :(
     
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    Hopefully it's just a misconfiguration, but I've heard about many defects with the D300.
     
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    Garbz, if you are like me and never use the focus/exposure lock, set that button to disable the flash or to enable bracketing.
     
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    Oh now I didn't know that was possible :). Mind you moot point really since I have a D200 which includes a dedciated bracketing button, but I'll pass that along to someone else who has moaned about this D300 issue to me.

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