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Book Description

Are you looking for a sure, complete guide to your new Nikon D800/D800E? If so, DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D800/D800E GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY is the perfect companion for you. The Nikon D800/D800E is the long-anticipated replacement for Nikon's D700 full-frame (FX) model and features ISO up to 204,400, a new exposure sensor with 91,000-pixel resolution, and advanced HDTV video features. This book will help you explore the world of digital photography, flex your creativity, and get the most out of your D800/D800E. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, DAVID BUSCH'S NIKON D800/D800E GUIDE TO DIGITAL SLR PHOTOGRAPHY covers all the features of this powerful camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. With David Busch as your guide, you'll be in full creative control, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Nikon D800/D800E today.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Introduction
  7. Part I Nikon D800/D800E Quick Start
    1. Chapter 1 Nikon D800 Quick Start
      1. Choosing a Release Mode
      2. Selecting an Exposure Mode
      3. Choosing a Metering Mode
      4. Choosing a Focus Mode
      5. Choosing the Focus Area Mode
      6. Other Settings
      7. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      8. Using the Built-in Flash
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    2. Chapter 2 Nikon D800 Roadmap
      1. Nikon D800: Full Frontal
      2. The Nikon D800’s Business End
      3. Playing Back Images
      4. Working with the Shooting Information/Photo Data Displays
      5. Going Topside
      6. Control Panel Readouts
      7. Lens Components
      8. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
      9. Underneath Your Nikon D800
    3. Chapter 3 Recommended Settings
      1. Changing Default Settings
      2. Recommended Default Changes
      3. Recommended Customized Settings
  8. Part II Mastering Your Tools
    1. Chapter 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      2. How the D800 Calculates Exposure
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      6. Bracketing
      7. Working with HDR
      8. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
    2. Chapter 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      1. How Focus Works
      2. Using Autofocus with the Nikon D800
      3. Bringing the Multi-CAM 3500FX AF System into Focus
      4. Autofocus Mode and Priority
      5. Autofocus Activation… and More
      6. Focusing in Live View
      7. Focus Stacking
      8. Trap (Auto) Focus
      9. Fine-Tuning the Focus of Your Lenses
    3. Chapter 6 Advanced techniques
      1. Continuous Shooting
      2. A Tiny Slice of Time
      3. Long Exposures
      4. Delayed Exposures
      5. Infrared Photography
      6. Geotagging with the Nikon GP-1
      7. Wi-Fi
      8. Tablets, Smart Phones, and the Nikon D800
    4. Chapter 7 Working with Lenses
      1. Surprising Benefits of the Crop Factor
      2. What Lenses Can You Use?
      3. Ingredients of Nikon’s Alphanumeric Soup
      4. Expanding Your Lens Kit
      5. Nikon’s Lens Roundup
      6. Using the Lensbaby
  9. Part III Working With Light
    1. Chapter 8 Making Light Work for You
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
    2. Chapter 9 Electronic Flash with the Nikon D800/D800E
      1. Electronic Flash Basics
      2. High-Speed (FP) Sync
      3. Using the Nikon D800’s Built-in Flash
      4. Working with Nikon Flash External Units
    3. Chapter 10 Wireless and Multiple Flash
      1. Elements of Wireless Flash
      2. Setting Your Master Flash
  10. Part IV Configuring Your Nikon D800
    1. Chapter 11 The Playback and Shooting Menus
      1. Anatomy of the Nikon D800’s Menus
      2. Playback Menu Options
      3. Shooting Menu Options
    2. Chapter 12 The Custom Settings Menu
      1. Custom Settings Menu Layout
      2. Custom Settings Bank
      3. a. Autofocus
      4. b. Metering/Exposure
      5. c. Timers/AE Lock
      6. d. Shooting/Display
      7. e. Bracketing/Flash
      8. f. Controls
      9. g. Movie
    3. Chapter 13 The Setup Menu, Retouch Menu, and My Menu
      1. Setup Menu Options
      2. Retouch Menu
      3. Using My Menu
  11. Part V Introduction to Movie-Making with the D800/D800E
    1. Chapter 14 Basics of Live View
      1. The New Perspective of Live View
      2. Shooting Stills (and Movies, Too!) in Live View
    2. Chapter 15 Shooting Movies with the D800
      1. Capturing Video
      2. Stop That!
      3. Viewing Your Movies
      4. Trimming Your Movies
    3. Chapter 16 Advanced Movie-Making techniques
      1. Tips for Shooting Better Video
  12. Part VI Bonus Material
    1. Appendix A Nikon D800/D800E: Pre-Flight Checklist
      1. Initial Setup
    2. Appendix B What Lenses Can Do for You
      1. Categories of Lenses
      2. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      3. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      4. Add-ons and Special Features
    3. Appendix C Software Tools
      1. Nikon’s Applications and Utilities
      2. Other Software Tools
    4. Appendix D Troubleshooting and Prevention
      1. Moiré and the Nikon D800/D800E
      2. Diffraction
      3. Battery Powered
      4. Upgrading Your Firmware
      5. Left Focus Fix
      6. Protecting Your LCD
      7. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      8. Cleaning Your Sensor
  13. Index