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Nikon® D200 Digital Field Guide by David D. Busch

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Quick Tour

In this Quick Tour

  • Selecting a picturetaking mode

  • Using automatic or manual focus

  • A few more options

  • Reviewing the image

  • Correcting exposure

  • Transferring images to your computer

You're probably eager to start using your Nikon D200, and I don't blame you. No matter what type of camera you were using before — a film single lens reflex (SLR), some other type of digital camera, or even a different digital single lens reflex (dSLR) — it's exciting to hold such a sophisticated picture-taking tool in your hands.

In this Quick Tour, I cover everything you need to know to begin using the D200's basic features immediately. And by the end of the Quick Tour, you'll already be producing good images with your D200. Once you've gotten a taste of what your camera can do, you'll be ready for later chapters that explain the more advanced controls and show you how to use them to capture even better photos in challenging situations, or to apply them creatively to create special pictures.

This Quick Tour assumes you've already unpacked your D200, mounted a lens, charged and installed the battery, and inserted a CompactFlash card; it also assumes you have a basic understanding of things like focusing, shutter speeds, and f-stops. If you've reviewed the manual furnished with the camera, so much the better. (You'll definitely need to do so to work with later chapters in this book.)

I've included only the basics in this Quick Tour. If you really want (or need) to know more right off the bat, you should ...

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