David Busch's Nikon D300s Guide to Digital SLR Photography
Welcome to the most comprehensive guidebook available for the Nikon D300s, the most advanced mid-level digital SLR camera that Nikon has ever introduced. "David Buschs Nikon D300s Guide to Digital SLR Photography" shows you how to maximize your cameras robust feature set, including 12.3 megapixel resolution, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, dual Compact Flash and Secure Digital memory card slots, EXPEED image processing, and even HD movie-making capabilities with in-camera video editing. Youll learn how, when, and, most importantly, why to use each of the cool features and functions of your camera to take eye-popping photographs. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply the Nikon D300s exposure modes, focus controls, and electronic flash options. Youll also find evaluations and tips on choosing the most recent Nikon lenses, flash units, and software products to use with your new camera. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so youll quickly learn how to use your Nikon D300s, and use it like a pro!
A must read !
By F.M.D.B. - November 19, 2009
This book was so much more than I expected. As an amateur photographer I must say that this book points you to the right direction. Everything is clearly explained. I also appreciate that the author included suggested settings and advise on lenses etc... All the information you need to make the most of your Nikon D300S is in here :) It's also a pleasure to look at. I have bought many instructional books in the past and although they had great reviews the quality of paper they were printed on and the basic drawings did not help. Everything was very technical and difficult for an amateur like me to understand; however in this book nothing has been taken for granted. All the little details are explained and many colored photographs are included. I am very happy with this purchase and I highly recommend David Busch's Guide.
Have gone through every book on the 300s - this is the best!
By CoastalRick "west coast photographer" - December 30, 2009
I want to be able to use all of the best features of the Nikon D300s and have read every book on the camera. This one is the best because: 1. The author not only goes through how every feature and menu operates, but more importantly, he give you his suggestions and reasons on why you'd want to use each feature (and more importantly, how the various menu options work in conjunction with each other to achieve very specific situations). 2. The illustrations are all large and in color - while this may seem a minor thing, the author goes the extra step in color coding various areas of the screens so you can identify the information easily. 3. Not a re-write of the Nikon manual - this is my major complaint about most of the other books on the market - this one goes "deep" into the workings of the camera. 4. The author identifies various features which he feels are not in your best interest to use - and gives his reasons why he feels that way. 5. Best of all the author has a very detailed... read more
Great but has its problems
By SMXSteve - December 12, 2009
This is definitely one of the best (if not the best) camera specific books out there. It does go beyond the manual that comes with the camera - which is large itself!
However, I'm always leery when any book starts off in detail on things like how to install the battery or put a lens on. You would assume the book is intended for the beginner but it never works out that way. The advanced items are usually skimmed over. And, unfortunately, that is true with this book. I'm still confused on several items.
One problem is he goes through every menu and button with minimal detail always stating it will be explained further in chapter such and such. There are two problems with that. Since I have no use of the item at the time I can't really try it out expecting to wait until chapter... But then I forget what menu it was and have to go back and find it. And in most cases the extra detailed explanations are very brief or just a repeat. For instance, interval timing on page... read more
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