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David Busch’s Nikon® D5100: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 3. Nikon D5100 Roadmap

Most of the Nikon D5100’s key functions and settings that are changed frequently can be accessed using the array of dials, buttons, and knobs that populate the camera’s surface. If you want to operate your D5100 efficiently, you’ll need to learn the location, function, and application of all these controls. What you really need is a street-level roadmap that shows where everything is, and how it’s used. But what Nikon gives you in the user’s manual is akin to a world globe with an overall view and many cross-references to the pages that will tell you what you really need to know. Check out the Getting to Know the Camera pages in Nikon’s manual, which offers four tiny black-and-white line drawings of the camera body ...

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