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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Nikon® D3000

Book Description

Are you tired of squinting at the tiny color-coded tables and difficult-to-read text you find on the typical laminated reference card or cheat sheet that you keep with you when you're in the field or on location? DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT GUIDE FOR THE NIKON D3000 is your solution! This new, lay-flat, spiral bound, reference guide condenses all the must-have information you need while shooting into a portable book you'll want to permanently tuck into your camera bag. You'll find every settings option for your Nikon D3000 listed, along with advice on why you should use—or not use—each adjustment. Useful tables provide recommended settings for a wide variety of shooting situations, including landscapes, portraits, sports, close-ups, and travel. With this guide on hand you have all the information you need at your fingertips so you can confidently use your camera on-the-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 Release Mode
      1. Using the Information Edit Display
    4. Choosing a Metering Mode
    5. Choosing a Focus Mode
      1. Choosing an AF-Area Mode
    6. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
    7. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
    8. Using the Built-in Flash
    9. Using the Guide Menu
  5. 2. Nikon D3000 Roadmap
    1. Nikon D3000: Front View
    2. The Nikon D3000’s Back Panel
    3. Playing Back Images
      1. Zooming the Nikon D3000 Playback Display
      2. Viewing Thumbnails
      3. Working with Calendar View
      4. Working with Photo Information
    4. Shooting Information Display/Information Edit Screen
    5. Going Topside
    6. Lens Components
    7. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
    8. Underneath Your Nikon D3000
  6. 3. Playback and Shooting Menu Settings
    1. Anatomy of the Nikon D3000’s Menus
    2. Playback Menu Options
      1. Delete
      2. Playback Folder
      3. Display Mode
      4. Image Review
      5. Rotate Tall
      6. Slide Show
      7. Print Set (DPOF)
      8. Stop-Motion Movie
    3. Shooting Menu Options
      1. Reset Shooting Options
      2. Set Picture Control
        1. Choosing a Picture Control Style
        2. Editing a Picture Control Style
      3. Image Quality
      4. Image Size
      5. White Balance
        1. Using Preset Manual White Balance
      6. ISO Sensitivity Settings
      7. Active D-Lighting
      8. Color Space
      9. Noise Reduction
      10. Release Mode
      11. Focus Mode
      12. AF-Area Mode
      13. AF-Assist
      14. Metering
      15. Built-in Flash
  7. 4. Setup, Retouch, and Recent Settings Menus
    1. Setup Menu Options
      1. Reset Setup Options
      2. Format Memory Card
      3. LCD Brightness
      4. Info Display Format
      5. Auto Info Display
      6. Clean Image Sensor
      7. Mirror Lock-up
      8. Video Mode
      9. Time Zone and Date
      10. Language
      11. Image Comment
      12. Auto Image Rotation
      13. Dust Off Ref Photo
      14. Auto Off Timers
      15. Self-Timer Delay
      16. Remote on Duration
      17. Beep
      18. Viewfinder Options
      19. File Number Sequence
      20. Buttons
        1. Self-Timer/Fn Button
        2. AE-L/AF-L button
        3. AE Lock
      21. No Memory Card?
      22. Date Imprint
        1. Using the Date Counter
      23. Active Folder
      24. Eye-Fi Upload
      25. Firmware Version
    2. 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. Color Outline
      12. Miniature Effect
      13. Stop-Motion Movie
      14. Before and After
    3. Using Recent Settings
  8. 5. Using the Flash
    1. Flash Control
    2. Flash Metering Mode
    3. Choosing a Flash Sync Mode
    4. Guide Numbers
    5. Working with Nikon Flash Units
    6. Flash Techniques
    7. Using the Zoom Head
    8. Flash Modes
    9. Working with Wireless Commander Mode
    10. Setting Commander and Remote Modes for the SB-900
    11. Connecting External Flash
    12. Using Flash Exposure Compensation
  9. 6. Shooting Tips
    1. Default, All Purpose, Sports—Outdoors, Sports—Indoors
    2. Stage Performance, Long Exposure, HDR, Portrait
    3. Studio Flash, Landscape, Macro, Travel, E-Mail