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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Nikon® D90

Book Description

Anyone who is an avid or professional photographer will tell you that more often than not, they are using their digital SLR camera away from their home or the classroom. And while you may feel like you've got the basics of your camera down, wouldn't it be nice to have some sort of a reference with you when you're on the go? DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT GUIDE FOR THE NIKON D90 is a portable reference guide that goes beyond the standard field guide. Featuring both the basics - lists of controls, settings, and menu commands - and so much more, including depth-of-field tables, distance charts, and recommended settings for various shooting environments. With this guide on hand you'll be confident in knowing you have all the information you need at your fingertips. Just slip the book into your camera bag and go!

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Introduction
  3. About the Author
  4. 1. Quick Setup Guide
    1. Pre-Flight Checklist
      1. Charging the Battery
      2. Introducing Menus and the Multi Selector
      3. Setting the Clock
      4. Mounting the Lens
      5. Adjusting Diopter Correction
      6. Inserting and Formatting a Secure Digital Card
    2. Selecting an Exposure Mode
      1. Choosing a Scene Mode
      2. Choosing an Advanced Mode
    3. Choosing a Metering Mode
    4. Choosing a Focus Mode
      1. Choosing Autofocus-Area Mode
    5. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
    6. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
    7. Using the Built-in Flash
    8. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
  5. 2. Nikon D90 Roadmap
    1. Nikon D90: Front View
    2. The Nikon D90’s Back Panel
    3. Playing Back Images
      1. Zooming the Nikon D90 Playback Display
      2. Viewing Thumbnails
      3. Working with Calendar View
      4. Working with Photo Information
    4. Shooting Information Display/Quick Settings Screen
    5. Going Topside
    6. LCD Control Panel Readouts
    7. Lens Components
    8. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
    9. Underneath Your Nikon D90
  6. 3. Playback and Shooting Menu Settings
    1. Anatomy of the Nikon D90’s Menus
    2. Playback Menu Options
      1. Delete
      2. Playback Folder
      3. Hide Image
      4. Display Mode
      5. Image Review
      6. Rotate Tall
      7. Pictmotion
      8. Slide Show
      9. Print Set (DPOF)
    3. Shooting Menu Options
      1. Set Picture Control
      2. Choosing a Picture Control Style
      3. Editing a Picture Control Style
      4. Manage Picture Control
      5. Entering Text on the Nikon D90
      6. Image Quality
      7. Image Size
      8. White Balance
      9. Using Preset Manual White Balance
      10. ISO Sensitivity Settings
      11. Active D-Lighting
      12. Color Space
      13. Long Exp. NR
      14. High ISO NR
      15. Active Folder
      16. Multiple Exposure
      17. Movie Settings
  7. 4. Custom, Setup, Retouch, and My Menu Settings
    1. The Custom Setting Menu
      1. Reset
      2. a Autofocus Options
        1. a1 AF-Area Mode
        2. a2 Center Focus Point
        3. a3 Built-in AF-Assist Illuminator
        4. a4 AF Point Illumination
        5. a5 Focus Point Wrap-Around
        6. a6 AE-L/AF-L for MB-D80
        7. a7 Live View Autofocus
      3. b Metering/Exposure Options
        1. b1 EV Steps for Exposure Cntrl
        2. b2 Easy Exposure Compensation
        3. b3 Center-Weighted Area
        4. b4 Fine-Tune Optimal Exposure
      4. c Timers/AE Lock
        1. c1 Shutter Release Button AE-L
        2. c2 Auto Meter Off Delay
        3. c3 Self-Timer Delay
        4. c4 Monitor Off Delay
        5. c5 Remote on Duration
      5. d Shooting/Display
        1. d1 Beep
        2. d2 Viewfinder Grid Display
        3. d3 ISO Display and Adjustment
        4. d4 Viewfinder Warning Display
        5. d5 Screen Tips
        6. d6 CL Mode Shooting Speed
        7. d7 File Number Sequence
        8. d8 Shooting Info Display
        9. d9 LCD Illumination
        10. d10 Exposure Delay Mode
        11. d11 Flash Warning
        12. d12 MB-D80 Battery Type
      6. e Bracketing/Flash
        1. e1 Flash Shutter Speed
        2. e2 Flash Cntrl for Built-in Flash
        3. e3 Modeling Flash
        4. e4 Auto Bracketing Set
        5. e5 Auto FP
        6. e6 Bracketing Order
      7. f Controls
        1. f1 LCD Backlight Switch
        2. f2 OK Button (Shooting Mode)
        3. f3 Assign FUNC. Button
        4. f4 Assign AE-L/AF-L Button
        5. f5 Customize Command Dials
        6. f6 No Memory Card?
        7. f7 Reverse Indicators
    2. Setup Menu Options
      1. Format Memory Card
      2. LCD Brightness
      3. Clean Image Sensor
      4. Lock Mirror Up for Cleaning
      5. Video Mode
      6. HDMI
      7. World Time
      8. Language
      9. Image Comment
      10. Auto Image Rotation
      11. Image Dust Off Ref Photo
      12. Battery Info
      13. GPS
      14. Eye-Fi Upload
      15. Firmware Version
    3. Retouch Menu
      1. D-Lighting
      2. Red-Eye Correction
      3. Trim
      4. Monochrome
      5. Filter Effects
      6. Color Balance
      7. Small Picture
      8. Image Overlay
      9. NEF (RAW) Processing
      10. Quick Retouch
      11. Straighten
      12. Distortion Control
      13. Fisheye
      14. Side-by-Side
    4. Using My Menu/Recent Settings
  8. 5. Using the Flash
    1. Flash Metering Mode
    2. Choosing a Flash Sync Mode
      1. Program and Aperture-Priority Sync Modes
      2. Shutter Priority and Manual Sync Modes
      3. Auto, Portrait, Child, and Close-Up Scene Sync Modes
      4. Night Portrait Scene Sync Modes
      5. High-Speed (FP) Sync
      6. Guide Numbers
    3. Working with Nikon Flash Units
    4. Flash Techniques
      1. Using the Zoom Head
      2. Flash Modes
    5. Working with Wireless Commander Mode
      1. Setting Commander Mode for the D90’s Built-in Flash
      2. Setting Commander and Remote Modes for the SB-900
    6. Connecting External Flash
    7. Using Flash Exposure Compensation
    8. Flash Settings
  9. 6. Shooting D-Movies
    1. Checking Your Settings
      1. Viewing Your Movies
    2. Tips for Shooting Better Video
      1. Use a Shooting Script/Storyboards
      2. Advance a Story
      3. Keep Transitions Basic
      4. Composition
      5. Lighting for Video
  10. 7. Shooting Tips