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.
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.
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+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.
Lucky is only better than good until your shutter is released.
Primary Equipment: 2 D810s, MB-D12 SB-910 SB-600 14-24mm f/2.8G 24-70mm f/2.8G 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR 50mm f/1.4G 70-200mm f/2.8G VRII 300mm f/2.8G VRII 400mm f/2.8D (AF-I) (selling this soon) TC-14E III TC-17E II TC-20E III
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.