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Mastering the Nikon D850

Book Description

Mastering the Nikon D850 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D850 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment.

This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.

Darrell’s friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions, while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The information in this book goes beyond the camera itself and also covers basic photography technique.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Camera Body Reference
  8. Chapter 1 Introduction and Initial Camera Setup
    1. What is the Purpose of This Book?
    2. Things to Know When Reading This Book
    3. First-Time HD-SLR Users
    4. Accessing the Camera Menus
    5. Touch-Sensitive Monitor
    6. Five Steps for First-Time Camera Configuration
    7. Using the Camera’s Help System
    8. Camera Functions for Initial Configuration
    9. SnapBridge Configuration
    10. Personal Camera Settings Recommendations
    11. Downloadable Resources Website
    12. Author’s Conclusion
  9. Chapter 2 Playback Menu
    1. Delete
    2. Playback Folder
    3. Hide Image
    4. Playback Display Options
    5. Copy Image(s)
    6. Image Review
    7. After Delete
    8. After Burst, Show
    9. Auto Image Rotation
    10. Rotate Tall
    11. Slide Show
    12. Select to Send to Smart Device
    13. Playback i Button Menu
    14. Author’s Conclusion
  10. Chapter 3 Photo Shooting Menu
    1. Photo Shooting Menu Bank
    2. Extended Photo Menu Banks
    3. Storage Folder
    4. File Naming
    5. Primary Slot Selection
    6. Secondary Slot Function
    7. Flash Control
    8. Image Area
    9. Image Quality
    10. Image Size
    11. NEF (RAW) Recording
    12. ISO Sensitivity Settings
    13. White Balance
    14. Set Picture Control
    15. Manage Picture Control
    16. Color Space
    17. Active D-Lighting
    18. Long Exposure NR
    19. High ISO NR
    20. Vignette Control
    21. Auto Distortion Control
    22. Flicker Reduction
    23. Auto Bracketing Set
    24. Multiple Exposure
    25. HDR (High Dynamic Range)
    26. Interval Timer Shooting
    27. Focus Shift Shooting
    28. Silent Live View Photography
    29. Author’s Conclusion
  11. Chapter 4 Movie Shooting Menu
    1. Reset Movie Shooting Menu
    2. File Naming
    3. Destination
    4. Image Area
    5. Frame Size/Frame Rate
    6. Movie Quality
    7. Movie File Type
    8. ISO Sensitivity Settings
    9. White Balance
    10. Set Picture Control
    11. Manage Picture Control
    12. Active D-Lighting
    13. High ISO NR
    14. Flicker Reduction
    15. Microphone Sensitivity
    16. Attenuator
    17. Frequency Response
    18. Wind Noise Reduction
    19. Electronic VR
    20. Time-Lapse Movie
    21. Author’s Conclusion
  12. Chapter 5 Custom Setting Menu
    1. Section One: a Autofocus
    2. Section Two: b Metering/Exposure
    3. Section Three: c Timers/AE Lock
    4. Section Four: d Shooting/Display
    5. Section Five: e Bracketing/Flash
    6. Section Six: f Controls
    7. Section Seven: g Movie
    8. Author’s Conclusion
  13. Chapter 6 Setup Menu
    1. Format Memory Card
    2. Language
    3. Time Zone and Date
    4. Monitor Brightness
    5. Monitor Color Balance
    6. Virtual Horizon
    7. Information Display
    8. AF Fine-Tune
    9. Non-CPU Lens Data
    10. Clean Image Sensor
    11. Lock Mirror Up for Cleaning
    12. Image Dust Off Ref Photo
    13. Image Comment
    14. Copyright Information
    15. Beep Options
    16. Touch Controls
    17. HDMI
    18. Location Data
    19. Wireless Remote (WR) Options
    20. Assign Remote (WR) Fn Button
    21. Airplane Mode
    22. Connect to Smart Device
    23. Send to Smart Device (Auto)
    24. Wi-Fi
    25. Bluetooth
    26. Network
    27. Eye-Fi Upload
    28. Conformity Marking
    29. MB-D18 Battery Type
    30. Battery Order
    31. Battery Info
    32. Slot Empty Release Lock
    33. Save/Load Settings
    34. Reset All Settings
    35. Firmware Version
    36. Author’s Conclusion
  14. Chapter 7 Retouch Menu
    1. Retouched Image File Numbering
    2. Accessing the Retouch Functions—Three Methods
    3. Limitations on Previously Retouched Images
    4. Using the Retouch Menu Functions
    5. NEF (RAW) Processing
    6. Trim
    7. Resize
    8. D-Lighting
    9. Red-Eye Correction
    10. Straighten
    11. Distortion Control
    12. Perspective Control
    13. Filter Effects
    14. Monochrome
    15. Image Overlay
    16. Trim Movie
    17. Side-by-Side Comparison
    18. Author’s Conclusion
  15. Chapter 8 My Menu and Recent Settings
    1. My Menu
    2. Recent Settings
    3. Author’s Conclusion
  16. Chapter 9 Metering, Exposure Modes, and Histogram
    1. Section 1: Metering
    2. Section 2: Exposure Modes
    3. Section 3: Histogram
    4. Author’s Conclusion
  17. Chapter 10 White Balance
    1. How Does White Balance (WB) Work?
    2. Color Temperature
    3. Camera Control Locations for WB Adjustment
    4. Manual White Balance Using the WB Button
    5. Fine-Tuning White Balance
    6. Editing the PRE WB Comment Field
    7. Using the White Balance from a Previous Image
    8. Protecting a White Balance Preset
    9. Auto White Balance
    10. Should I Worry about White Balance If I Shoot in RAW Mode?
    11. White Balance Tips and Tricks
    12. Author’s Conclusion
  18. Chapter 11 Autofocus, AF-Area, and Release Modes
    1. Section 1: Autofocus in Viewfinder Photography
    2. Section 2: Autofocus in Live View Photography
    3. Section 3: Release Modes
    4. Author’s Conclusion
  19. Chapter 12 Live View Photography
    1. Live View Mode
    2. Opening Notes on Using Live View Photography Mode
    3. Screen Blackout During Exposure
    4. Extreme Focusing Accuracy
    5. Taking Pictures in Live View Photography Mode
    6. Live View Photography Mode Screens
    7. Selecting a Picture Control in Live View
    8. Using the i Button Menu in Live View Photography Mode
    9. Closing Notes on Live View Photography Mode
    10. Author’s Conclusion
  20. Chapter 13 Movie Live View
    1. Selecting Movie Live View Mode
    2. Movie Live View Still Images and Videos
    3. Movie Live View Screens
    4. Preparing to Make Movies
    5. Additional Settings Before Shooting Video
    6. Recording a Video with Your D850
    7. Displaying Movies
    8. Author’s Conclusion
    9. Afterword
  21. Credits for Chapter Opening Images