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Mastering the Nikon D700

Handbook / Manual

By: Darrell Young and James Johnson

256 pages, colour photos

Rocky Nook

Paperback | Jun 2009 | #195102 | ISBN-13: 9781933952239
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NHBS Price: £30.99 $38/€35 approx

About this book

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 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. 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.


- Using the Nikon D700
- Exposure Metering, Exposure Modes, and Histogram
- Multi-CAM 3500FX Autofocus
- White Balance
- Shooting Menu Banks
- Custom Setting Banks
- Playback Menu
- Setup Menu, Retouch Menu, and My Menu
- Nikon Creative Lighting System

Nikonians Voucher
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Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is an information technology engineer by trade. He's been an avid photographer since 1968 when his mother gave him a Brownie Hawkeye camera.

Darrell has used Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses since 1980. He has an incurable case of Nikon Acquisition Syndrome (NAS) and delights in working with Nikon's newest digital cameras. Living near Great Smoky Mountains National Park has given him a real concern for, and interest in, nature photography.

He loves to write, as you can see in the Resources area of the community. He joined the community in 2000 and his literary contributions led to an invitation to become a Founding Member of the Nikonians Writers Guild.

When James (Jim) Johnson retired from a 25-year career as a software developer for IBM, he 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.

Jim's involvement with cameras began in the mid '50s when he needed to record the interior of caves in Kentucky. At the time, the greatest challenge was to provide adequate illumination, and in a manner that did not defile the cave, thus he purchased a Leica 3F camera (which was the norm at that time) and experimented with numerous lighting sources. In the late '60s Jim purchased a used Nikon FTn, and it's been a progression of Nikons ever since. The Nikon 990 was his introduction to digital photography, but the D100 provided the ability to use all those SLR lenses he had accumulated over the years. A D300 is his current working tool.

Jim and his wife Heather live on the California coast, with their home overlooking the Morro Bay estuary. The coast, the bays, and the mountains all combine to host a vast array of botanical subjects, which are the focus of Jim's current photographic interest. Jim is a new member of Nikonians, having been introduced to the Nikonians organization by Rocky Nook while working on Darrell Young's first book, "Mastering the Nikon D300".

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