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Mastering the Nikon D700

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    Darrell Young(Author),James Johnson(Author)

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Mastering the Nikon D700 provides a wealth of information and professional insights for owners of this powerful new camera. 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 authors' writing style allows the reader to follow directions in a friendly and informative manner, as if a friend dropped in to share his 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. Their 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.

Mastering the Nikon D700 is another title in the Nikonians Press series-the exciting, new, joint venture between Nikonians and Rocky Nook.

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  • By phaedra on December 24, 2009

    This book is a waste of time.. There are no master lessons here....1. The reason I bought the book was so I could get a different perspective from the manual, not always written clearly, that comes with the Nikon D700. Instead what I received was a rudimentary book that told me repeatedly to refer to the manual. Thanks for making me read two books at once. Hint: No one wants to constantly be referred to the manual, which gave much more information that this book gave me, but not in a very readable manner. Having to refer to the manual while reading this book is clumsy for the reader, and it shows laziness on the author's part.2. It seems to me the authors were trying to make Brownie points with Nikon. The book barely scratches the surface which the manual does very well. Not once did they criticize any of the many features on this wonderful camera. But there are certain improvements that Nikon could make to their menu. Only accolades for Nikon in this book, by the authors. There is no in-depth discussion of the benefits / disadvantages of certain settings and menu items. More importantly, there is no discussion on why you would want to use certain settings and in which situations.3. I thought this was a book on mastering the Nikon D700, not on basic photography. For some reason the authors digress for pages on what depth of field is. They don't do a very good job and this is not what I bought the book for. I know what depth of field is. I want to know more about the camera.4. I am saddened that Nikonians, a web based site for Nikon users, allowed this book to be published with their name on it. It is so incomplete.5. A very thin overview of the D700 in a very thin book, with lots of nice pictures of the camera and settings. (In this aspect the book is better than the manual, as the manual's close-ups of the cameras menus and buttons, etc. are in black & white.)6. ARGGGGHHHHH --- I feel ripped off by the authors who claim this book is more than it is.

  • By Ross D. Burton on August 28, 2009

    I purchased this book, "Mastering the Nikon D700" not as an aid to utilising the features of the D700, but as a guide to compare the features of my current Nikon DSLR with those of the D700 . In actuality, I purchased this as a precursor to one day purchasing a Nikon D700.For me the book admirably met my needs.What did I enjoy about the book?The writing style was warm and helpful, rather than technical and mechanical.The authors have adopted a style of `friends to friend' as they discuss the various features of and how to use to the better advantage these features on the Nikon D700.This seemingly and somewhat interactive and unassuming style is both engaging and very helpful.The layout of the book is logical and has a well considered `thumb through' for chapter identification and location.The excellent illustrations demonstrating the camera menus and features are another highly commendable feature of this book. Guiding the reader to the precise location in the menu(s) or on the camera, these illustrations make for rapid cognition and comprehension.I found the grayed out boxes with orange headings especially helpful pieces of information regarding practical uses and applications relevant to both general and specific camera use. So, having read these well identified sections, I gained knowledge and therefore usableMastering the Nikon D700 experience regardless of currently still waiting to be able to afford the Nikon D700 camera.Because I'd just returned from another country where I should have affected White Balance on my Nikon D70s, but didn't. I had the very current and time-consuming experience of having to manually retouch many of my 1200 shots. So I gained timely and very practical understandings of the sections on White Balance and Loss less compressed NEF. Because I was holidaying I decided that I would shoot my photos in Jpeg format. The loss in photo data which I suffered made so much more difficult my re touching work. For me these are memorable lessons, but Mastering the Nikon D700 came at the right time for me and answered my practical and technical questions.I will mention just one more area of learning for me from reading this manual. Before reading about it, I was entirely unaware of the technical reasons for Exposure Delay in Digital cameras. Now I am much more informed.I've been shooting pictures for quite a few years and look for written material that will enhance my capacity as a photographer. This book has met my need admirably and help me to be a better photographer and hopefully increase my photo sales!Has this book increased my desire to purchase a Nikon D700.You bet it has....I can't wait to do so and see the increased quality that such a unit will bring to my photography.Well done, authors Darrel Young and James Johnson together with Publishers Nikonians Press.Ross Burton[...]


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