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Mastering the Nikon D5000

Handbook / Manual

By: Darrell Young

408 pages, colour photos

Rocky Nook

Paperback | Jan 2010 | #195106 | ISBN-13: 9781933952529
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NHBS Price: £26.99 $33/€30 approx

About this book

Mastering the Nikon D5000 by Darrell Young is a comprehensive guide for owners of this newest, budget-friendly generation of Nikon digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. The smaller, more lightweight Nikon D5000 mixes generous portions of user-controlled manual photography features with the latest technological innovations, allowing fully automatic point and shoot simplicity.

Darrell's approach in teaching the reader to master this camera avoids the purely instructional technique, favoring a more friendly and advisory tone. He blends his decades of Nikon camera experience with an intuitive understanding of the readers' most likely questions regarding specific camera functions and features. Rather than just list all options for the myriad of camera settings and adjustments, he explains the background behind each setting and shares his personal recommendations.

Darrell understands that many owners of the D5000 may be just entering the world of DSLRs, and he takes the time to guide these new owners through the basics, while giving more experienced photographers the option of a refresher course.

Also included is an entire chapter on the exciting new D-Movie function that can record high-quality HD movie clips at an amazing 24-frames per second.


- Nikon D5000 Initial Configuration
- Aperture and Shutter Speed
- Exposure Metering System, Exposure Modes, and Histogram
- White Balance
- Playback Menu
- Shooting Menu
- Setup Menu
- Retouch Menu, Recent Settings/My Menu
- Multi-CAM 1000 Autofocus
- Speedlight Flash Photography
- D-Movie Mode: Video on Demand

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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.

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