>I'm new to Nikon and I'm looking for something to give me >more in-depth perspective on this camera. Are Hogan's books >generally considered among the best?
His guides are very highly rated due to the level of detail that he provides. By providing the large e-guide (800+ pages) he is able to go into great depth. He then supplies a shorter on the go guide that is usually just over 100 pages that covers all the possible camera settings in a more summary fashion (this guide is printed and spiral bound). He also supplies a guide to Nikon's software and usually some other goodies.
I doubt you will find a more detailed guide and Thom's suggestions on how to use the camera to get the best results have usually been spot on.
I learned everything I know about my previous main body, a d90 from his guide and of course this web site.
Can't recommend highly enough. (At least I can vouch for the D40x and D90 versions.) Based on my past experiences, I expect it to be concise, complete, no BS and really not that opinionated considering the source.
Can't thank you guys enough for the recommendation. I have been studying what has been offered on Amazon trying to figure out which book to buy. Hogan's D7000 book wasn't on there.
After reading about this book on the website, all I can say is "WOW!" I am the kind of guy that get's frustrated by the lack of depth in the manual and is only satisfied by the detail his 800 pages will provide. Terrific!!
I ordered mine today. I'm curious to know why, in this digital age, we must order a CD by mail, pay $8 for shipping (presumably a hefty chunk of that goes for "handling"), and wait 4-6 weeks for delivery. Other ebook publishers (e.g. Odell) allow instant download. Arrgh.
>I ordered mine today. I'm curious to know why, in this >digital age, we must order a CD by mail, pay $8 for shipping >(presumably a hefty chunk of that goes for >"handling"), and wait 4-6 weeks for delivery. Other >ebook publishers (e.g. Odell) allow instant download. Arrgh. >
Maybe one day he will have his site redesign completed and he'll include download - I agree.
>I don't care about the format - I ordered mine the minute I >brought my D7K home and I'll wait patiently for it to arrive. >Oh, and for what its worth, I ordered the full printed >edition. Bring it on!!
Same here. I spent the extra money on getting the printed copy. But I am now wondering about cancelling my order. I order the boot in the middle of last month and still don't have it. I was emailed that it would ship on 3/31.
So Monday and again today emailed to get a status on my order. The response was "Orders will resume shipping on 4/13." You would think an email would go out to those folks who expected it to ship on 3/31.
Waiting a month or more for a book seems ridiculous especially since my payment was made via PayPal at the time of order.
I am guessing that given the popularity of the D7000 and also of Hogan's reputation, that he got way more orders than he expected and had to do additional printing of the spiral book, which took some time.
>I am guessing that given the popularity of the D7000 and also >of Hogan's reputation, that he got way more orders than he >expected and had to do additional printing of the spiral book, >which took some time. > >Hang in there. It is worth the wait. >
I am going to wait. I won't cancel the order but will keep my eye out for a field guide in the mean time.
I am sure I will get Mr Darrell Young's book too. Gotta wait for it to get published though.