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Carmen Tulum

Toronto, CA
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Carmen Tulum Registered since 09th Nov 2012
Tue 13-Nov-12 02:37 PM

Does anyone know about a really good book about using the Nikon D800, that is more than just a repetition of the manual?

DAJolley

US
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#1. "RE: book on Nikon D800" | In response to Reply # 0

DAJolley Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2007
Tue 13-Nov-12 01:58 PM

Check out Darrel Young's "Mastering the D800" and for more in depth technical information Thom Hogan's "Complete Guide to the D800" is very useful. I have both.
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gkaiseril

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#2. "RE: book on Nikon D800" | In response to Reply # 0

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Tue 13-Nov-12 01:58 PM | edited Tue 13-Nov-12 02:03 PM by gkaiseril

Look at the anchored post above titled "Mastering the Nikon D800 NikoniansPress/RockyNook Book" by Darrell Young, Digital Darrell. It is written by a long time Nikon shooter who has written several books about Nikon dSLRs. There are many reviews here and you can look inside at Amazon.com or if you have a B&N Nook eReader download a sample. There are also reviews and comments in this and other camera forums about this book.

This book is available in paperback and eBook formats. O\'Reilly Media offers a special price for purchasing both the eBook and printed version at one time and also has an update service or list of errata for registered owners.

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djmckaytx

Argyle, TX, US
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#3. "RE: book on Nikon D800" | In response to Reply # 2

djmckaytx Gold Member Nikonian since 20th Feb 2012
Tue 13-Nov-12 08:27 PM | edited Tue 13-Nov-12 08:34 PM by djmckaytx

+1 for this (Digital Darrell). I own this and I've read through about 85% of it. Pretty well written and easy to use. I didn't always go with the suggested settings but when I didn't, I understood why. I've bought lots of books, manuals, videos, etc. for my D-80 and D-7000. After using this one, I can honestly say I think I got my money's worth at last.

Hope this helps. Between this book and this site, I've gotten LOTS of good advice and ideas.

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EricBarney

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#4. "RE: book on Nikon D800" | In response to Reply # 3

EricBarney Registered since 02nd Oct 2012
Wed 14-Nov-12 01:13 AM

Another vote for Darrell's book! Bought it shortly after getting my D800. I am glad I did.

walk43

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#5. "RE: book on Nikon D800" | In response to Reply # 0

walk43 Registered since 07th Feb 2012
Wed 14-Nov-12 01:09 PM

I have Darrel's book and use it weekly! Clear, concise and full of tips and techniques. It has 500+ pages.

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ljordan316

Inverness, US
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#6. "RE: book on Nikon D800" | In response to Reply # 0

ljordan316 Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2010
Wed 14-Nov-12 01:45 PM

While on a recent photo shoot for BIF, I needed to research my D800e settings to match the ones the trek leader was recommending based on his Canon bodies. I had David Busch's D800 book with me as well as Thom Hogan's eBook. I quickly gave up on finding the references I needed in David's book, and switched to Thom's eBook. There just are not enough index references in David's book to enable quick searches for things like AF lock on. I was able to do electronic searches of Thom's book and find every reference I needed. If I found a similar reference in David's book, it did not provide more information than Thom's...often less info.

I don't have DD's book, so I can't say how it compares with David's and Thom's.

Thom's info helped our trek leader understand Nikon features better than he had ever understood them before. He may even buy a D800e.

Larry Jordan

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Carmen Tulum

Toronto, CA
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#7. "RE: book on Nikon D800" | In response to Reply # 6

Carmen Tulum Registered since 09th Nov 2012
Thu 15-Nov-12 03:17 PM

Thank you, everyone!

creutz1r

Espoo, FI
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#8. "RE: book on Nikon D800" | In response to Reply # 1

creutz1r Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Feb 2002
Tue 08-Jan-13 02:26 PM

I have always bought Darrell Young*s books on Nikon camera from Nikon D300, D700 to my D800. One of my new interesting fields of photography is long exposure shots with graduated neutral density filter. My real surprise was that in Darrell's book there was no information on B (bulb) speed, neither did my D800 & D800 E Digital field guide mention it. I can't accept that I'm one of few shooting this way.
Best regards to Darrell Young for his fine book but I hope he will include this aspect in updated or future books.

G