David Busch's Nikon D700 Guide to Digital SLR Photography
David Busch's Nikon D700 Guide to Digital SLR Photography shows readers how, when, and why to use all the cool features, controls, and functions of their camera to take great photographs of anything. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, and tips and techniques that can be applied to any type of photography will help readers take better pictures with their new digital SLR. Whether they are new to digital SLR photography or experienced pros, "David Busch's Nikon D700 Guide to Digital SLR Photography" will help readers maximize their camera's capabilities.
Worth the wait for the #1 camera guide for the D700
By Image Print Reviews - February 4, 2010
The world's #1 selling digital camera guide author is back, with a 558-page comprehensive book about Nikon's popular D700 full frame digital SLR. As we've said before in reviewing this author's breakthrough guidebooks, Busch avoids the typical manual rehash found in other guides to deliver 12 thick chapters of the most thorough treatment of this camera available. It's an age when "expanded guides" are actually shorter than the book packed with the camera, "field guides" concentrate on generalities rather than specifics, and books that help "dummies" as they "master" their cameras don't actually do that. What we really need are books like Busch's, which not only explain what the buttons and controls do, but why you should use each setting an option, as well as relating each feature to the rest of the lore that makes up digital photography.
As always, Busch recognizes that each camera is unique, and although the explanations of basic concepts like exposure, shutter speeds,... read more
This is the one to buy!
By Ollie - February 5, 2010
Busch knows what he's talking about! I purchased my D700 six months ago and have been struggling to learn all its features. The manual furnished with the camera is complete, but makes it almost impossible to find anything quickly. It has you jumping around from section to section to learn even simple functions. Then, I found this book, which is 1000 times better. The author gives you the basic information you need to use the camera in the first few chapters, and then refers you to later chapters for more detailed explanations. This is perfect for me. I don't get bogged down with technical details right off the bat, but I can jump ahead to a later chapter to read as much as I want. Autofocus has always mystified me, but I learned the options in the first part of the book, and then learned exactly how autofocus works in an entire chapter devoted just to that topic.
I am very visually oriented and find that I learn from books like this one, which have a great many... read more
Worth the wait
By Stolizino - March 30, 2010
At the time I ordered my D700, I also ordered the Young and Johnson book, "Mastering the Nikon D700". Although that text certainly improves on the virtually incomprehensible owners manual, I felt it was quite basic and didn't do justice to the many features of this camera. Shortly afterward, I became aware of the impending publication of David Busch's text.
I waited more than six months from the time that I pre-ordered this book until the time it actually arrived immediately after publication. Without question, this is THE definitive text for the Nikon D700, exhaustively discussing every camera feature and how to use them to get the best shot in virtually every conceivable situation. But Busch doesn't solely address the camera. He also discusses 3rd party image enhancement software, and he reserved special praise for one program in particular, "DxO Optics Pro" from DxO Labs. I had never heard of that software, so I visited their website and downloaded the 30-day trial... read more
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