Nikon d3s User Manual (en)

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D
Active D-Lighting
Contrast and Brightness can not be adjusted when Active D-Lighting 
(
0181) is on. Any manual adjustments currently in effect will be lost 
when Active D-Lighting is turned on.
D
“A” (Auto)
Results for auto contrast and saturation vary 
with exposure and the position of the subject in 
the frame. Use a type G or D lens for best 
results. The icons for Picture Controls that use 
auto contrast and saturation are displayed in 
green in the Picture Control grid, and lines 
appear parallel to the axes of the grid.
A
The Picture Control Grid
Pressing the 
N button in Step 2 displays a 
Picture Control grid showing the contrast and 
saturation for the selected Picture Control in 
relation to the other Picture Controls (only 
contrast is displayed when Monochrome is 
selected). Release the 
N button to return to 
the Picture Control menu.
A
Previous Settings
The line under the value display in the Picture 
Control setting menu indicates the previous 
value for the setting. Use this as a reference 
when adjusting settings.
A
Filter Effects (Monochrome Only)
The options in this menu simulate the effect of color filters on 
monochrome photographs. The following filter effects are available:
Option
Description
Y
Yellow
Enhances contrast. Can be used to tone down the brightness of 
the sky in landscape photographs. Orange produces more 
contrast than yellow, red more contrast than orange.
O
Orange
R
Red
G
Green
Softens skin tones. Can be used for portraits.
Note that the effects achieved with Filter effects are more pronounced 
than those produced by physical glass filters.