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Nikon D3400 Quick Start

Now it’s time to fire up your Nikon D3400 and take some photos. The easy part is turning on the power—the Off-On switch is on the right side, concentric with the shutter release button. Turn on the camera, and, if you mounted a lens and inserted a fresh battery and memory card—as I prompted you in the last chapter—you’re ready to begin. You’ll need to select a release mode, exposure mode, metering mode, focus mode, and, if need be, elevate the D3400’s built-in flash.

But first, you need to learn how to use the screen that allows you to make most of the key adjustments and settings available with the D3400: the information edit display. Some of these choices can also be made using the menu system, as you’ll learn in ...

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