The first "camera" book I have ever bought. AND I am glad I did. When I first got the D800 I spent about 4 days going over every setting and getting familiar with all the menu's. The owners manual was confusing in spots. Darrell' in depth discussion's were "right on" (I started reading it at the hospital , bedside to my wife who had a four day stay for her 3 stents after triple bypass) Now that she is home she has heard me say, more than once....wow I did not know that ! And I thought I knew the camera very well. GREAT JOB Darrell !!!! ( my dog was not happy when I was learning the flash, never knew it had a flash preview.) I really liked your recommended settings and actually changed a couple to match as they made sense.
One thing that would be nice....Is it possible to have a quick reference card (sheet) for the menu's. Where one could pull it out and say, I want to look up menu a4 - AF activation and have your page number for that setting. Then (IMO) the book could be a "handy" reference guide. I know I could do this but perhaps it has already been done, or Darrell has notes which would make it quicker. ALL in ALL GREAT job Darrell. You really helped me get a better understanding of autofocus and area modes. And yes I want picture after picture of seagulls in flight, had to laugh when I read that....I live in Florida. LOL