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Exactly what I was looking for...
on 8 February 2013
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?