Nikon D800 & D800E Digital Field Guide Paperback – Jun 26 2012
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'The book is helpfully arranged to allow you to find the correct guidance just when you need it.' (Digital Photography Enthusiast, September 2012)
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Explore your Nikon D800 and learn to get fantastic photos
Your Nikon D800 is built for the multimedia photographer. Featuring extremely low noise, incredible dynamic range, and the most faithful colors, it enables you to capture and create every image you can imagine. This colorful, portable guide shows you how to set it up, fine-tune and use every control, choose the right lens for every purpose, work with live view and video, master HDR, and much more. It helps you get everything your camera has to offer.
Master the menus, metering and autofocus modes, white balance settings, and picture controls
Compare lenses and select what you need for your type of photography
Explore various lighting options, including the built-in flash exposure modes and flash sync modes
Venture into video and explore assorted techniques
Check out specific techniques for photographing events, nature, landscapes, products, and people
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That's where this fine guide comes in from J. Dennis Thomas. He has written the manual that Nikon should have written - easy to understand, and full of great user tips that any photographer can utilize effortlessly. And on top of that, he's added great chapters on how to set up your new camera, how to work with video (which is new to many shooters), and even which lenses one should consider if they are going to be adding to their lens collection.
And there's more! Chapters with some good advice on how to shoot landscapes, portraits and even product shots. Once I read the chapters on the D800, I realized that many of the functions that weren't apparent when I purchased the camera about a month ago are now very clear to me because of this fine field guide.
Most people read these reviews because they wonder if the book is worth purchasing. If you'd like to learn how to get the most out of your new full frame D800, then you should pick this fine field guide up without hesitation.
I feared a repeat with my D800. But this time around I have been pleasantly surprised by the D800 Owners Manual, which is close to good, and more so by J Dennis Thomas' excellent Digital Field Guide. It is short, clear, well written and complete; anything more would be padding.
Mr. Thomas does us learners the courtesy and favor of writing clearnly and succintly, and most importantly, he has obviously explained to himself what each bell and whistle on the D800 does, and has written the explanation in lucid prose. For example, this is the first time I have read a clear and immediately understandable explanation of what the Focus Selector Lock and the AE-L/AF-L controls do; I immediately felt my confusion lift.
I them looked at the title page and saw the publisher is J. Wiley & Co. one of the very top scientific and technical book publishers. Should I need another camera guide, I shall look for a Digital Field Guide by Mr. Thomas, and/or a similar short book published by a highly reputable firm such as Wiley.