Mastering the Nikon Z6

Book description

Mastering the Nikon Z6 by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of Nikon's new mirrorless full-frame Z6 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. About the Author
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Camera Body Reference
  9. Chapter 1 Introduction and Initial Camera Setup
    1. Use This Book with Camera in Hand
    2. What Is the Purpose of This Book?
    3. Things to Know When Reading This Book
    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. Camera Settings Recommendations
    10. Downloadable Resources Website
    11. Author’s Conclusion
  10. Chapter 2 Camera Control Screens
    1. Mirrorless Is Different, Yet the Same
    2. Technical TFT-LCD Monitor Information
    3. Technical EVF Information
    4. The i Menu: A Shortcut to Critical Camera Functions
    5. Two i Menu Modes
    6. Using the i Menu
    7. Playback Quick Menus
    8. Flash Control Screen and Menu
    9. Photo Mode
    10. Movie Mode
    11. Control Panel
    12. Touch Screen
    13. Author’s Conclusion
  11. Chapter 3 Metering, Exposure Modes, and Histogram
    1. Section 1: Metering
    2. Section 2: Exposure Modes
    3. Section 3: Histogram
    4. Author’s Conclusion
  12. Chapter 4 Focus, AF-Area, and Release Modes
    1. Autofocus Types
    2. Custom Settings for Autofocus
    3. Three Important Mode Groups
    4. Accessing the Individual Mode Groups
    5. Focus Modes
    6. AF-Area Modes
    7. Release Modes
    8. Touch Shutter Release and Autofocus (Tap Shooting)
    9. Author’s Conclusion
  13. Chapter 5 White Balance
    1. How Does White Balance Work?
    2. Color Temperature
    3. When Does White Balance Matter?
    4. Methods for Adjusting White Balance
    5. White Balance on the i Menu
    6. WB on the Photo and Movie Shooting Menus
    7. Using an Assigned Camera Button for White Balance
    8. Auto White Balance Considerations
    9. Author’s Conclusion
  14. Chapter 6 Playback Menu
    1. Delete
    2. Playback Folder
    3. Playback Display Options
    4. Image Review
    5. After Delete
    6. After Burst, Show
    7. Rotate Tall
    8. Slide Show
    9. Rating
    10. Author’s Conclusion
  15. Chapter 7 Photo Shooting Menu
    1. Configuring the Photo Shooting Menu
    2. User Settings U1, U2, and U3
    3. Reset Photo Shooting Menu
    4. Storage Folder
    5. File Naming
    6. Choose Image Area
    7. Image Quality
    8. Image Size
    9. NEF (RAW) Recording
    10. ISO Sensitivity Settings
    11. White Balance
    12. Set Picture Control
    13. Manage Picture Control
    14. Color Space
    15. Active D-Lighting
    16. Long Exposure NR
    17. High ISO NR
    18. Vignette Control
    19. Diffraction Compensation
    20. Auto Distortion Control
    21. Flicker Reduction Shooting
    22. Metering
    23. Flash Control
    24. Flash Mode
    25. Flash Compensation
    26. Focus Mode
    27. AF-Area Mode
    28. Vibration Reduction
    29. Auto Bracketing
    30. Multiple Exposure
    31. HDR (High Dynamic Range)
    32. Interval Timer Shooting
    33. Time-Lapse Movie
    34. Focus Shift Shooting
    35. Silent Photography
    36. Author’s Conclusion
  16. Chapter 8 Movie Shooting Menu
    1. Reset Movie Shooting Menu
    2. File Naming
    3. Choose Image Area
    4. Frame Size/Frame Rate
    5. Movie Quality
    6. Movie File Type
    7. ISO Sensitivity Settings
    8. White Balance
    9. Set Picture Control
    10. Manage Picture Control
    11. Active D-Lighting
    12. High ISO NR
    13. Vignette Control
    14. Diffraction Compensation
    15. Auto Distortion Control
    16. Flicker Reduction
    17. Metering
    18. Focus Mode
    19. AF-Area Mode
    20. Vibration Reduction
    21. Electronic VR
    22. Microphone Sensitivity
    23. Attenuator
    24. Frequency Response
    25. Wind Noise Reduction
    26. Headphone Volume
    27. Timecode
    28. Author’s Conclusion
  17. Chapter 9 Custom Setting Menu
    1. Reset Custom Settings
    2. Section One: a Autofocus
    3. Section Two: b Metering/Exposure
    4. Section Three: c Timers/AE Lock
    5. Section Four: d Shooting/Display
    6. Section Five: e Bracketing/Flash
    7. Section Six: f Controls
    8. Section Seven: g Movie
    9. Author’s Conclusion
  18. Chapter 10 Setup Menu
    1. Format Memory Card
    2. Save User Settings
    3. Reset User Settings
    4. Language
    5. Time Zone and Date
    6. Monitor Brightness
    7. Monitor Color Balance
    8. Viewfinder Brightness
    9. Viewfinder Color Balance
    10. Control Panel Brightness
    11. Limit Monitor Mode Selection
    12. Information Display
    13. AF Fine-Tune
    14. Non-CPU Lens Data
    15. Clean Image Sensor
    16. Image Dust Off Ref Photo
    17. Image Comment
    18. Copyright Information
    19. Beep Options
    20. Touch Controls
    21. HDMI
    22. Location Data
    23. Wireless Remote (WR) Options
    24. Assign Remote (WR) Fn Button
    25. Airplane Mode
    26. Connect to Smart Device
    27. Connect to PC
    28. Wireless Transmitter (WT-7)
    29. Conformity Marking
    30. Battery Info
    31. Slot Empty Release Lock
    32. Save/Load Settings
    33. Reset All Settings
    34. Firmware Version
    35. Author’s Conclusion
  19. Chapter 11 Retouch Menu
    1. Retouched Image File Numbering
    2. Accessing the Retouch Functions—Two Methods
    3. Limitations on Previously Retouched Images
    4. NEF (RAW) Processing
    5. Trim
    6. Resize
    7. D-Lighting
    8. Red-Eye Correction
    9. Straighten
    10. Distortion Control
    11. Perspective Control
    12. Image Overlay
    13. Trim Movie
    14. Side-by-Side Comparison
    15. Author’s Conclusion
  20. Chapter 12 My Menu and Recent Settings
    1. My Menu
    2. Afterword
  21. Credits

Product information

  • Title: Mastering the Nikon Z6
  • Author(s): Darrell Young
  • Release date: August 2019
  • Publisher(s): Rocky Nook
  • ISBN: 9781681984827