Each chapter explores the features and capabilities of the D700 in detail, surpassing basic user manuals by providing step-by-step menu setting adjustments coupled with illustrations and logical explanations for each option. The writing style of authors Darrell Young and James Johnson allows the reader to follow directions in a friendly and informative manner, as if your friends dropped in to share their experienced knowledge without "talking down" to you, explaining the how and the why.
The learning experience for D700 beginners (and refresher information for professionals) goes beyond the camera itself. When camera features and options expand to additional Nikon equipment (such as with the use of optional Speedlights) the authors add the necessary information.
The authors' frequent references to user manuals provided by Nikon (complete with specific page references) allow the reader to easily navigate past the confusion factor that often comes with new equipment.
- Metering systems
- Auto and manual modes
- Custom setting banks
- Histograms and white balance settings
- Shooting menu banks
- Auto and custom settings
- Picture controls and playback menus
- Set up, retouch, and My menus
- Nikon Creative Lighting System
- Tips and tricks and much, much more
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James Johnson when retiring from a 25-year career as a software developer for IBM, had already been working as a contract technical editor for Microsoft. After his retirement, technical editing and technical writing became his primary source of income to cover the cost of his 'toys'-most of which were computer equipment and photographic equipment.
Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is an information technology engineer by trade and has been an avid photographer for over 35 years. He has a rather large family, with his wife and five children, so he has a constantly interesting flow of photographic opportunities. In fact, his entire family uses Nikon cameras to pursue what has become a cohesive family hobby.
Darrell delights in using Nikon's newest digital cameras but if pressed, he will admit to being a "closet" film user too. Living next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has given him a real concern for, and interest in, nature photography. Darrell loves to write, as you can see in the Resources area of the Nikonians.org community. He joined the community in the year 2000, and his literary contributions led to his invitation to become a Founding Member of the Nikonians Writers Guild.
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Darrell Young, James Johnson
ISBN: 9781933952239, 250 pages,
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