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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook; 1 edition (20 Aug 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933952806
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933952802
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is an information technology engineer by trade. He's been an avid photographer since 1968 when his mother gave him a Brownie Hawkeye camera.

Darrell has used Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses since 1980. He has an incurable case of Nikon Acquisition Syndrom (NAS) and delights in working with Nikon's newest digital cameras.

Living near Great Smoky Mountains National Park has given him a real concern for, and interest in, nature photography.

He loves to write, as you can see in the Resources area of the Nikonians.org community. He joined the community in 2000 and his literary contributions led to an invitation to become a Founding Member of the Nikonians Writers Guild.


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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Hotwired on 26 Dec 2011
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Over the years I have owned several Nikon DSLRs, D40, D80 and now the superb D7000. I thought I had pretty much got to grips with most DSLR settings but the D7000 added a whole new slew of options and so after reading other reviews of "super-manuals" succumbed to Darrel Young's as my guide. What a great choice. As my wife will testify, I keep exclaiming. Wow I never knew you could do that, what a cool feature etc etc.

Darrel's incredibly thorough, patient style takes you through every detail of this camera with some excellent general commentary on key topics, eg histograms and HDRI, fastflash sync etc. This really is a masterwork which will satisfy the relatively inexperienced user seeking a rapid but pleasurable ride up the learning curve right up to the highly experience user wanting to flesh out understanding of every buried menu feature, why it's there, what it can do togther with a well informed reccomendation for initial settings.

The space devoted to the various Auto and Scene functions is perfectly adequate but fortunately takes up only 22 of the book's 479 pages. You can see where the emphasis is here, if you simply want a beginners guide this is not it. I am so impressed with this book that I shall be buying a kindle version to ensure I am never without it.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Richard D300 on 29 Oct 2011
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Having bought "Mastering the D700" which enhanced my experience with that camera greatly, I bought the D7000 book and was not to be disappointed. At 479 pages, a full 240 pages longer than the D700 book, it is a one stop reference for anyone struggling to master their D7000 and the more experienced user alike. I was not exactly struggling, as I am an experienced Nikon user, but the book is crammed full of top notch advice written in real English that even the newbie to world of the Nikon dSLR can understand. Buy this book and you'll need no other. It's a large book, but that said it's an essential reference for users of the D7000 at all levels. If only books like this could be prepared and published at the launch of the camera, it would be wonderful. Of course that's unrealistic unfortunately.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By PSYCHIC1975 on 26 Oct 2011
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I would say this book, is more ideal for someone that has already learnt DSLR photography, and then changed or upgraded their camera to a D7000. So when they pick this book up and start reading what is being explained about the camera, they are fully aware, and fully understand what's being demonstrated. On that note, the book is absolutely brilliant, and covers completely everything hassle free. So if you are looking for a book to take you through every menu, button and dial etc. Then i would seriously look no further. Mastering the Nikon D7000 is superb! 10/10 for Darrell Young.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michele on 3 July 2012
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Digital SLR cameras are much more complex than their analogical counterparts we used to know until a few years ago, so they need to be deeply understood to make the best use of their amazing possibilities. This book not only provides a clear and detailed description of all features of the D7000, but also some theory about digital photography in general, to make the reader better understand how and why make use of this or that function provided by this powerful camera.
As a bonus this book is never boring to read!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Nat L on 10 Jun 2012
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I've been using a D80 for about four years and am very familiar with all of its controls and menus. Having just bought a D7000 I was struck by its manual having 325 pages compared with the 149 pages in the D80's manual. This led me to buy `Mastering the D7000' by Darrell Young and I'm very glad that I did. The book covers all of the buttons and menus. It's written in a clear language and gives an in depth explanation of everything that you need to know. At the end of each section Darrell Young gives his recommendations for the best settings.

When the book arrived, I sat down and started reading it with the D7000 to hand. It took me about a week to read the book and I now think I've got a pretty clear idea as to how to set up and use the camera for my style of photography.

The book itself is 479 pages and is printed on good quality paper with excellent photographs of the all the settings and of every menu. One of the things I liked about the book was that he did not pad it out with loads of basic things such as how to remove a lens or charge up the battery. The book assumes the D7000 is not your first DSLR. If it is, however, he gives a link to the publisher's website from where you can access and download 10 different pdf files which provide a wealth of additional information. For example, there is a fifteen page file entitled "Understanding Depth of Field, Aperture and Shutter Speed"

I was very impressed with this book and it is certainly the best camera guide that I've read to date. Highly recommended regardless of the level of your experience with other cameras.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bonzer on 4 Nov 2012
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A very well produced and wide ranging manual style book that includes just about everything a new owner of the Nikon D7000 might need to know. Over twelve chapters it covers every aspect of the cameras operation and then explains in some detail how each relevant control and function can be adjusted, the effect these adjustments have, and what that means for the final image. Even though the book has to cover an awful lot of material (the D7000 is a complex camera ) the liberal use of photos and notes makes it easy to follow, and the excellent table of contents and detailed index makes it simple to find stuff.

For those (like myself) who have just upgraded from a D90 its pretty much the perfect way to get to grips with this top end camera, although I suspect newcomers to the DSLR game might find it a little overwhelming. Its also worth noting that in a couple of places (interval timer, Auto focus modes) you have to work quite hard to understand exactly what the author means, but other than that it does what it intends to do and is fully worth its four stars.
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