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Mastering the Nikon D800

Mastering the Nikon D800 [Kindle Edition]

Darrell Young
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Mastering the Nikon D800 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D800 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment.

This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.

Darrell's friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions, while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The learning experience for new D800 users goes beyond just the camera itself and covers basic photography technique.

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 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 13970 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook; 1 edition (17 Sep 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009CI1A4Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #144,634 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a must have.. 21 Feb 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase for your D800, this guy does explain things quite a bit more and then some, If you know Nikon cameras this may not be so nessary but as Im a new comer to Nikon it did teach a few hidden extras that is not that well explained in the Manual, so I would say its worth it
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was looking for... 8 Feb 2013
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I only recently truly moved from good old film (slides) photography to digital with the purchase of the D800. Having remained a faithful customer and fan of Nikon gears for the past 20 years. I therefore was looking for a book which would very clearly explain all the documented features of the superb D800. The reason why I chose this a book over spending too much time with the manual was because I wanted to see how someone would apply all the options offered by the D800 is real day to day photography activities. I can relate a lot quicker with what option to choose for what type of picture you want to take when someone tell you the setting chosen for his own type and style of photography. This simply resonate a lot easier and quicker with me and make it very easy to choose the options and configuration you really want and need. And Darrell's book does that just very well. Clear and easy to read, it helped me to make a quick and smooth transition from old configuration (if I still can call it that way on such old camera compare to a D800) of a, say F100, straight to the sophisticated options/settings of the D800.

I have only one critic for this book, which by no mean can justify to reduce my 5 start selection, that is the choice of pictures illustration made to choose to explain some functions of the camera. I would have made a different selection for such a well written book. But this is most likely a question off personal taste, isn't it?
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not an idiots guide. 4 Oct 2012
By Peter
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This is an all encompassing guide, to a very difficult Menue and system set up.
Had all previous D camera's from D100 to D3x . Never fully understood all of the functions, even though I am a pro user.
So many of the functions were left used.
Combine the D800 with this book and you have it all.
Well written, with authors own references.
Definitely a KEEPER.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review 13 Jan 2013
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Well written book but simply expands on the manual. Suggest that the Thom Hogan book gives more practical advice than this
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MAstering the Nikon D800 26 July 2013
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A well written book. It describes how to use the camera and how to use each part of the camera an essential book to buy it you do not have a manual in your own language when buying the camera.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Another mind-numbingly complicated camera that you will only use certain modes & functions that fit your practice. This book helps you find them fast and recognise what you don't need too. A couple of weeks working with this book by your side and you won't need it any more, hence the title word 'mastering' is correct
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nikon d800 25 Oct 2012
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Excellent book , worth every penny , read it cover to cover , can't be any better , glad I bought it ,very practical , easy to understand .
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good manual 27 Jun 2014
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I should point out that this book was downloaded for my partner who needed a comprehensive guide to how to get the best out of his new camera: the D800.

The book provided him with a good starting point to how to use this highly complex camera and he has made good use of it, so its a win-win in those regards.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Easy To Follow And Use.
Published 11 days ago by mr mark lidster
5.0 out of 5 stars Darrell Young 's Getting you head around the D800
Darrell has explained how to control an incredible camera in layman's terms, I have gained an immense amount of knowledge not just about the D800 but digital photography in... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michael Wood
4.0 out of 5 stars Insurance policy ...
I personally find the Nikon User Manuals difficult to absorb and uncomfortable to use. I have purchased a 'Mastering the D**** ' book with each new Nikon camera as a kind of... Read more
Published 5 months ago by David
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST TO ACCOMPANY THE NIKON D800
Easy to understand, very detailed, which is particularly useful if you are upgrading. Having read most of it; I feel more confident in using the D800. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tish
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive
Looks like a great book which I think my partner will love for part of his Christmas present this year
Published 7 months ago by sandra wade
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference book
Very nicely laid out, unlike original Nikon manual, and in a easily read format. Lots of interesting info that you don't get from Nikon
Published 8 months ago by Alan Capps
5.0 out of 5 stars D800 - Good reference
Although I have other Nikon DSLR professional cameras, it's amazing how many items can be customised to suit the way that you use your camera. Read more
Published 10 months ago by B. Hallam
5.0 out of 5 stars The mastering of the Nikon D800. Kindle version.
I recently purchased this camera to go with my D700 mostly for it's increase in image size as the majority of my images are portraits, model portfolios and weddings. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mr. ML EDDIFORD
5.0 out of 5 stars Far better than the Manual
I bought this book on but thought I would share my views on Amazon UK. This D800 is a very unforgiving camera and unless you have to have your technique spot on and know... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Noel Greene
3.0 out of 5 stars Good info but half the book wasted
Unfortunately this book is not laid out in an optimal manner for teaching. The first half goes through every single menu/sub-menu/sub-sub-menu and every setting on every one of... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Fiddler
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