David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Nikon D600 (David Busch's Digital Photography Guides)

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9781285446592: David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Nikon D600 (David Busch's Digital Photography Guides)

This compact, camera-bag-friendly field guide was specially created to help you make the most of your Nikon D600 digital SLR. DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT FIELD GUIDE FOR THE NIKON D600 gives you the information, the tools, and the techniques you'll need to achieve beautiful results when shooting with this high-end DX-format camera. In seven information-packed chapters, filled with helpful checklists, tables, and charts, David Busch, the #1-selling author of digital SLR camera guides, distills the fundamentals of working with the Nikon D600, walks you through the camera's features and functions, and shows you how to shoot great photos under a variety of conditions. Full-color illustrations show what to expect from specific camera settings. From quick setup advice through tips on lighting, lenses, and more, DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT FIELD GUIDE FOR THE NIKON D600 will help you get great results in the field every time.

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Just the essentials for your Nikon D600

When a command card doesn't provide enough information, and a small camera guide has too much padding, pull this Compact Field Guide digest out of your camera bag and get the advice and recommendations you need quickly.

I don't believe you can have too much of a good thing, but readers who have been using my 400-page in-depth guides (individually tailored for each camera) to master their cameras have asked me to distill the most essential information into a portable field guide for on-the-go reference. In the approximately 150 pages of this lay-flat, spiral-bound book, you'll find in-depth descriptions of every control, menu option, and capability of your camera.  Each choice is accompanied by my recommendations and a description of when you should or should not use a particular setting.  There are seven no-nonsense chapters:

  1. Quick Setup Guide.  You -- or someone you loan your camera to -- can set up the key exposure, autofocus, and other settings in minutes with the step-by-step instructions in this chapter.
  2. Streetsmart Roadmap. Can't recall what a particular button or dial does, or don't remember how to access bracketing or another feature you seldom use?  This chapter has photos of every control and a description of how to use it.
  3. Menu Settings (Part 1). Command cards and cheat sheets provide a menu listing and a recap of each of the menu  options.  This chapter explains how to use them, too.
  4. Menu Settings (Part 2.) Learn how to use the set-up options for your camera to configure it to operate the way you want.
  5. Using Flash. Reference guide to working with internal flash, and external units.
  6. Shooting Movies. I've managed to squeeze in instructions on using the camera's advanced movie-making capabilities, along with tips on shooting better movies in the field.
  7. Shooting Tips. Pages and pages of tables listing settings recommendations for a variety of situations, such as stage performances, long exposures, landscapes, and portraits.
I know many D600 owners are buying both my "big book" for their particular camera and this Compact Field Guide, which summarizes the operations of both, so they're equipped with the information they need whether at home or on-the-go. Sit down with me, and we can explore these great cameras together.  It's an exhilarating ride!

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With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's "All Tech Considered." When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.

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